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NEW YORK, TUESDAY; DECEMBER 5, 1933 



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Soviet Accord Stynues Russe Fix 
For U^; Fear Propaganda Moise 



Amkino, Amerlcaii picture 'releas- 
iBgaxm for Soviet Russian films. Is 
In a touBb spot as ^ result of 
Xtussiaa recognition by the U. 3: 
Company's problem now consists in 
finding out what is or Is not propa- 
ganda in films, what might or what 
anight not be construed as propa- 
ganda in filnis and . what to do with 
the pictures that will .have to be 
tfoughea because ot propagandistic 
tendencies. 

No Russian- films have been im- 
ported to the tJ. S. in about, three 
snonths or more, with the office 
awaiting results of the Russ-Amerl- 
ican confabs. One picture, ^esert- 
me,' made by Pudovkin, next in stat- 
ure only to ESisensteln in Russ cine- 
matics, :has -been order^ returned 
to Russia unshown, according, to 
cable ^ advice from HoscoW. It's 
about' the only film Amkino has oh 
hand which has not been shown in 
the U. S. as yet, and Amkino had 
previously flguired on doing pretty 
well with it here. 

There are one or two pictures en 
voute here now, which will undergo 
^iQBe scrutiny before release. Rus- 
sian government is too anxious to 
avoid offending or breaking the 
agreements in the Roosevelt-Lltvi- 
nott pact to take any chances. 

Most films in Russiia during the 
past have been made with open at- 
tention primarily to education. 
These are "What nearly entirely fall 
vnder the propoganda class from, the 
U. S. standpoint , Recently, It Is. 
nnderstopd, the Russ fllmers have 
veered away from this viewpoint 
considerably, but these newer fllm^ 
are not y6t ready for world showr 
*ng. 

Another headache for Amkino is 
what ^ do with Russ films alrtody 
released and' floating afbUftd the 
country. Attempts are beliig made 
to call all these prints In, just to 
play safe. 



Where It Hurts 



Winnipeg,, pec. 
Winnipeggcrs prefer to listen to 
aymphony music at Home, as evi- 
denced by poor attendance at the 
Sunday .afternoon concerts of the 
Winnipeg symphony at the Audi- 
torium. Checfe-up after the first 
concert this season revealed ma- 
jority stayed home, many tuning in 
for New York Philharmonic broad- 
cast, coming to local station, CKY, 
as one of the Canadian Radio Com- 
mish's exchange features with CBS. 



Fifth Avenue Playhouse has in- 
vited Mt. Zero in as guest manager 
and m. c. Half of whatever profits 
there, are for his services will go to 
his Bowery, hideaway for 'old bucks 
and l8,me duck?.* 

Starts. Thursday (7) with . the 
French version of 'Beggars Opera' 
(WB) and Zero has called in Dan 
O'Brien, 'king of the hoboes,' to 
prolog the picture. 



Proxy Sweetie j 

,- . I 

Bike rider's new sweetheart 
got tired after sitting up two | 
nights at the Garden cheering 
the b. f. Wheelist the. third 
night . spied a blonde In his- 
girl's seat, also roptlhg for. him. 
She handed him a note later 
on, residing: . 

IVn okay, Tm sitting in Cor 
Mijirge tonl^t.* 





ANDNOKIDDIN' 



New film talent is such a scarce 
article, now thait talkers have, ab- 
sorbed about everything available, 
that major :producers are strengtb- 
enlng their scout forces, with or- 
ders to dig deeper than' ever for 
possible betsr^^ — — - — — 

All fields, including vaudeville, 
night cliibs, radio, amatetu- ranks, 
etc., are being combed carefully in 
hopes of a stray screen personality. 



See Talent Exdiange 
With Friendly Soviet 



Moscow, Dec. 4. 

A wealth of new concert talent 
has been developed In the Soviet 
during the past fiv^-year 'plan, but 
none of these artists, until" the 
U.S>USSR. accord, were allowed to 
leave the country. Now it Is ex- 
pected that an International boom 
in Interchange of artists of all 
kinds ' win eventuate from tjic So- 
viet-American recognition. 

The forthcoming American tours 
of Asaf and Sulamith . Messerer/ 
ballet stars of the .Moscow Opera, 
are counted upon. heavily for good- 
will pui-poses as they are modern 
Russia's foremost exponents In 
bsilletry, representing the hew So- 
viet art rather than the offshoots 
of the old Dla.ghlieff school (white 
Russians) as previously represented 
in Liondpn, Paris and Am^^rica. 



4-A-DAY PHILHARMONIC 



Class Orchestra's Week Stand in 
Film House 



"~lVTnwaukeeri>ser47^^ 
Milwaukee Philharmonic orches- 
tra of 71 men with Frank Laird 
Waller as conductor yvlll give three 
concerts dally at the Palace theatre 
the w6ek beginning Dec. iB. Four 
concerts are planned for Saturday 
and Sunday. Programs will run 
about 45 minutes. 

Regular Palace film fare will sup- 
plement the musical portion. 




But It's Tough to Interpret 
What U *Clean Sex/ 
What U Vulgarity and 
When Does Dirt Be«in>^ 
F(J1 of Execs, Exhtbs and 
Psychologtsts-^NRA Be- 
hmd It 



HOLLYWOOD ANGLE 




B way Insures 
Expects Repeal to Aid lleafr^^^ 



New Signs 



Goodman Ace declares that 
San Jose business men can 
now put ap new signs on their 
office doors: 

'Out to lynch — back at 2.' 



'nMEsrenm 

m m fusn 



Filnidom's antidote for dirt is to 
tap the producers' pecketbook, 
-wMcfi would pay Tor ft. In other 
-words, now that the business is 
nearly tii^der tfi« cede, throw 
frowned upon stories and plays liAo 
a bonfire and let an In^mediat^ loss 
be checked off by the company that 
committeed the indiscretion. But 
what is dirt? What is sex7 When 
does sex cross the: line? What is 
vulgarity and what is merely risque? 

S eemi ng ly sim ple, queistlons, they 
defiy 43lmp^e aMwiips;"~^Coinpany^ 
heads, inaustry psychologists, ex-., 
hibitor leaders and major strate- 
gists in attempting , to answer one 
bungle into the second and third. 
Finally, the question broadens un- 
til it becomes an enormous Sub- 
ject Involving sociology, economics, 
the city and the country* and, 
finally, the multltudinouis view- 
point of the world. And, lastly. 
When the question seaiched such 
collective proportions, the various 
persons so interviewed, all of whom 
have been active in formulating the 
code and several of whom will sit 
on the Code Authority, admitted in- 
ability to answer Individually. They 
quickly added, however, that with 
collective brains such as will be 
represented oh the authority, plus 
its power to" ■deBlg:nate straight 
thinking InduiBtry censors, there has 
got to be an answer. 

Every. Pic .a Sex Film 

.The psychologist, now on the in- 
dustry payroll, conceded the view- 
point of one strategist that 'every 
romantic picture produced is baisic- 
ally i sex picture.' 

But what must that man and 
woman . do in order to be considered 
'sexy' in the public's estimation , of 
the word? 

A company head, and one of 
the leading chief codlsts who 
Will have to propound the answer 
which within a few. weeks will de- 
cide whether a story or play will 
be produced or bumied, has' this 
viewppint: 

^he=-fllm--has-to=be=clean-in es- 
sence. We will order out most of 
the sex films. Anyone can laugh 
at a dirty story, but It takes brains 
to make them laugh at a clean one. 
The same goes for picture.<3. There 
Is no reason why iilms should not 
be as clean as radio. And they will 
be.' 

The company head was too busy 
(Continued on page C3) 



New Tork Times noay show up as 
owner of the .N. Y. Evening Post, be- 
fore the week is over. Ochs' morn- 
ing, paper; put In a bid for the eve- 
ning tab several days ago and Is 
understood to be the most favored 
among several, mentioned bidders. 

.Post management stlU has noth- 
ing to say about the possibility of 
selling out, though now pretty 
definitely reported some~announ£^ 
ment will be fbrthcomlng bef ores the 

end of the week. Several of the 
Post employees, quietly, are under- 
stood to have been tipped by .the In- 
ner office last week. 

At one time there was talk of the 
Post merging with the Sun. That, 
now, seems to be put of question. 
Several other papers have. It is 
understood, made tentative bids for 
taking over the Post, one being J. 
David Stern, publisher, of the Phila- 
delphia Record. Also understood 
Baul Block la interested in crashing 
into New York via the Post. 

Times' iiaterest IS f f oM tlfe stand"- 
point of having an afternoon outlet, 
paper feeling that the Post back- 
ground, is sufflciehtly conservative 
to be okay. 



Mutiny? 



Epidemic of rude, ushers in the 
New York picture liouses is being 
complained of. Reported to haVe 
reached th^ p6lnt of roughness when 
a picture scribe socked one of the 
boys at a Broadway deluxer. 
Squawks are also heard from pat- 
rons in certain neighborhoods. 

At one time ushers, were schooled 
tdi the nth degree in courtesy.. 

Buffalo First to Pick 
J933 Ten Best Films 



Bulfalo, Dec. 4. 

The 10 best picture."! shown this 
year, as selected by W. E. J. Martin, 
reviewer of the Bulfalo Courier- 
Kxpress (morning) > are: 

'Cavalcade,' 'A Farewell to Arms,' 
'Lady for a Day,' 'Tugboat Annie,' 
'State Fair,' 'White Sister; 'I Am a. 
Fugitive,* 'Cynara,' 'Fbotlight Pa- 
rade,' 'Be Mine Tonight.' 



Prohibition, the Great Mistake 
and the Pain in the liiver, is gone! 
And people will now probably stop 
drinking. 

Plate glass windows along Broad- 
way have been Insured, Childs' res- 
taurants are prepared to.' fill ian 
order of wheat, cakes' and a sherry 
flip, and the town's on edge, as re- 
peai beconies effective some time 
this afternoon (Tuesday)^ 

Everybody's set for a real delebra- 
tlon, although there's doubt that the 
average hotel, iTestaurant or dub 
will have enough on hand for big 
tline whoopee, litany hotels and 
other places are . planning their big 
parties Saturday <9). The whole- 
salers are not pronilsing delivery 
until tomorrow (6), It will be okay 
to sell liquor this afternoon (Tues.) 
if It can be obtained anywhere 
legitimately,, but again with the 
wholesalers unable pr iinwilling to 
make deliveries, the biggest sale 
will probably be In the illicit stuff 
— contraband which remains around 
towp^ 

Everything's primed for Repeal 
Day, Reservations are going more 
right now for all the sp e.- 
cial gala nights through this week 
than Comparatively for a New 
Year's eve celebration. 

With the lid off, the word is going 
out from thj more conservative 
bunch not to go berserk but prove 
that Americans can regale amidst 
wine and ;not m^ke spectacles of 
t^emsiolves because everything's 
okay. — — 

lleahtime, the cabaret agents 
have many calls for old fashioned 
barroom quartets. 

The Speakeasy Problem 
This afternoon, probably around 
.3 p. m*, when .prohibition goes out, 
real danger will exist in the further 
sale of speakeasy era hootch which 
Is still on hand. The majority of the 
speaks which hope to land licenses, 
during, the past few weeks a.re re-, 
ported ■ to have been cleaning out 
their stocks as best they could so. 
that with repeal they will have a 
. clean slate. 

One of the. reasons for thL^, it is 
explained, is to avoid isaie of contra- 
band when the McCoy under repeal 
okay becomes possible. Regulations 
(Continued on page .69) 



FIRST B'WAY THEATRE 
BAR AT THE LYCEUM 



The Lyceum is the flr.<rt theatre 
on Broadway to obtain a license to 
sell beer. Bar has been installed in 
-the^smDlfingfToom,-;and:-altho.ughjiot..i 
officially opened by Courtney Burr, 
the brew was on sale last week.. 

. Cost of license "was $500. Two 
Kngllsh barmaids are getting |I20 
weekly for the few minutea they ar6 
on duty before the performance and 
the one intermission of 'Sailor Be- 
ware'. Talxings were high at $7; 
with one plght'.s reccipt.s $1-40, but 

the spot is DO t plugged as yet. 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Tuesday, December, 5, 1933 




Three element's govern the buy- 
ing of costumes for usherettes, acr 
cprdlner to theiatre ppierators. They 
^ill the clothes, show plenty 
of shape; •*ill they be different 
frpni the ones worn around the cPr- 
at the rival houses will they 
last at least a year. 
Prime recjuislte for the seat- flnd- 
clothingr . that none of the 
curves which the gals were selected 

for. be lost >or too greatly obscured. 
Thea-tre^ managers, figure that If thie 
current; picture is isicking ill s.a. at 
least , the: customers can get a: flash 
in the foyer or an «yeful dpwii the 
aisle. 

Then the style must be .yari.6d 
.from aiiythii.g :ln the other houses 
nearby. If the theatre across the 
street clothes its girls in Weist Point 
outfits,' that won't do. Costunie 
iha.ker — just figure out a combihar 
tipn that is new. 

Material used - id selected tor. its 
sturdiness,. so thiat the gii'l's can. 
wear theni. as long as possible. 
Many crisp-looking femme W.hP 
carries herself smartly .and erect 
must needs do so because if she 
slPuches over or unbends the aeam.s^ 
that are hel<; together with- pins 
will spiv ' I'l'* a- uniform is sup- 
posed to run . a year. The average 
cost is $30, 

>30 Versus $350 

One enterprising manager put his 
.girls into nifty evening frocksJ. A 
month o£ running up and down 
aisles and the girls looked like taxi- 
dancers in a, ch^p ballroom. 
Everyone 'concerned agrees that the 
pnly one who can sport an elab- 
orate, fragile, uniform is the girl- on 
the spot. Directing right and left 
aisles,: all the yrear and tear is: in 
the sleeves and armpits. Soniie of 
the spot outfits run as high as $350 
in supet* deluxe houses. 

Uniforiin .cPstumers claim there is 
just as much artistry and ingenuity 
necessary in their job as in thies- 
ati|ical • drapery, \- 

I Before they start on a job, th.ey 
Insist oh surveying the house anjd 
its viclhity to get the feel of the 
task. .Costumes must npt clap)! 
with , the coloring of the house, the 

. prejudices of the neighborhood or 
the dislikes of the manager. 



Copy reading 



. Hollywood, Dec. . 

Theatre sigh chahjger " Wfts . 
given copy reading 'Jbaii Blpn-r 
dell -and Warren William in 
CJolddiggera of 1933 with 200 
gorgeous girls.' - 

Running <>ut of G's, edited 
the.copy to' read: "Golddiggers 
of 1933 with 200 friendly girls,' 



OPPOSE AG ENT UCENSE 
AS BURDEN ON CUENT 



MONEY TIFF, ILLNESS 
DEFERS DRESSLER PIC 



Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

'Service,' scheduled to start at 
Metro today (Mionday) as a starrer 
foi iMarie Dressier, has been held 
up Studio is understood holding it 
UD until it can make peace with 
Jean Harlow, who refused to an- 
swer a wardrobe call because she 
v/ants a new salary deal. 

Understood also that Miss Dress- 
ier is; not in physical condition to 
start.. 

Miss Harlow, conlracfed at '$1,500 
week, -wants a $1,000 tilt. 



HoUyvirobd, Dec. 

it. looks as if the' agents will bp 
the first to receive cpnslderatipn 
under in-vrestigatlng . provisions in 
the code. One of the initial quesV 
tions to :be settled lip whether or not 
picture agents should be licensed 
by producers. 

Organizations representing talent 
are already -girding for battle 
against the licensing idea, and \yill 
cdntest the issue pn the .ground that 
the franchising by producers would 
virtually put agehtis .under the .ein>- 
pLoyers' thumbs and work against 
the clients employing the 10 per-" 
centers. 

Agents' provision was one of the 
troublesome clauses in thie early, 
drafts of the cpde ahd was postr 
poned fpr. further in-vestigatipn as ji 
result of the Washington, battle 
against licensing by Guild and 
Academy riepresentatives.. 

Committee to. settle the' problems 
will consist of five produceris and 
one each of writers, actors, direc- 
tprs, agents and technicians. Code 
Authprity will decide on the choos- 
ing' of the members to serve on this 
committee, Indications being in -the 
case of the-' employees and agents 
that it wiU be by election-. 

It is expected that -various groups, 
representing the various employee 
classe^^ will be- a,sked to conduct 
special elections- for the picking of 
these agent situation, probers. 



PAR ASSOC. PRODUCERS 
CONFABBING IN N. Y. 



With scheduled arrival in Ne'w' 
York today (Tuesday) of Arthur 
Hornblow, Jr., three of Par's assOr' 
elate producers will be in th^ east 
to, mix home oflflce contact with yd- 
catipns. Hox'nblow is scheduled io 
arrive on the S. S. Virginia via the 
Canal. 

Charles .R. Rpgers arrived, yes- 
terday (Monday) and Harold Hur- 
ley last w^eek. 




WILL MAHONEY 

The IjOS Angeleia "Heirald.-Express" 
said: VWill Mahoney is a sma^h hit. 
The audience cheered him. .His 
falls, his comedy- and: fathous xylo- 
phone dance brought miany of the 
audibnce to their feet to ..Bhout. 
bravo." 

All Communications Direct to 
WILL |V|AH0r4EY, 54 Mtalibq Beach 
Pacific Pali 





Of Pic Scribes 





■ ' ■ r- 







1 INDEX 






jmiis « ■ • • « • «■•*•'•'»• « • • • • 




50 . 


Burlesque 




63 


'0!h&ttGr • • • «•'•.•• • • • • • 


. . 60 


-61 


Sdftorial . . . < i . -. 'i : , . . 


. • • - 


51 , 


Exploitation . ; ; ....... 


• • • 


21 • 


Film Reviews. .', .> .... 


..16 


-17 


.Foreign Film Kews... 




11 


I'orelgn Show News. . . 


• • 


66 


Hpuse Reviews ........ 


• .• • 


IB 


Insidie^l-egit . ; . ..... 


» »* 


61 


Inside — Music ........ 


• ** ' 


45 


Inside-^Plctures 




61 


Inside — Radio 




40 


• Inside — ^Vaude 




48 


Ijegitimate 


.'.52 


-55 


. .Letter L<ist 


• > 


63 : 


Lilterati 




•67 1 






-46- 


--■New^ Acts v-Ty-j--rTTr».=» 




-41L_J 


News from the Dailies. 




62 '■ 


Nlte Clubs. '. 


• « 


46 : 


Obituary 




63 


Outdoors 




63 . 




2- 


•37 ! 


ftA^liO a. '•'••rf 


..38- 


44 


Radio Reports ......... 


• • 


44 






16 


Times Square 




59 






49 


Women 




68 ;j 






o 



File Revised Complaint 
in $250,000 Pickford Suit 

In an amended complaint fileh. in 
the N. Y. Supreme Court yesterday 
(Monday), Edward Hemjner. who is 
suiiig Mary Pickford for $260,000 for 
managerial services allegedly given 
her'b'veF a period of years, re-vi^^d 
the language of the clause which the 
picture stars counsel had . attackejd 
as' 'scanda.lous'. The court ordered 
the rewriting -two -weeks ago on '^a 
motion by Mary Pickford's lawyer 
Latter at the time also asked that 
Hcmmer be instructed to submit.. a 
more detailed bill of partlculats. 

Clause in. the cortipialht whlqh 
drew the fire of Pickford counsel re 
laied to the advice Henimer alleged 
he gave Miss Pickford against as- 
sociating -with Douglas FairbanHs 
because! she had not as 'yet been 
divorced from .Owen .Moor6. Hem 
mer listed this item of advice as one 
of the services he had rendered the 
defendant prior to her mother's 
death. The advice no gave on thld 
topic, Hemmer's revised complaint 
points out,, was of 'imnjen.se value' 
to Mary Pickford's career, since, he 
said, the preiservatlpn of a ^ood 
reputation both in private and pub- 

lic^life is-of-extreme^lmhflrtance^il 
an actresd in the motlpn-picturie 
business. The ad-vice , InyPlvlhg 
Fairbanks, Hemmer admits. Was not 
us 2d, but tie repeats that he . did tell 
her at the time that siich associa- 
tion 'tended to belittle her In the 
eyes of her public and to Impair the 
reputation that she had acquired in 
the film world as a demure and in- 
nocent little girl'. 

Mackey, Herrlich,. Vatner & Breen 
for the plaintiff, 



Hollywood, Deic. 4.. 
Less than 50% of the writers re- 
ceiving studio credits . are how on 
the payrolls, despite the .anxiety of 
all producers to end their jproduction 
schedules early.. At this time only' 
about 190 Scriveners are .with as- 
signments, and of this number 'about 
125 are contracted writers, the re- 
mainder on a Veek-.tb-^week; basis. 
This' Is the smallest number df 
scribblers working since the advent 
of talkers. 

'^Studios have 'been cutting their 
w.ritiiig staffs during the past year; 
Metro, ' -which iit one time v had 90 
stpry moulders, had but. 61 on the 
roster last week. Paramount, which 
used to maintain around 76; is cut 
tP 38 on assignment. Other studios 
showed a similar decline. Warners 
with 30; Fox and Radio each 27; 
Columbia 16; Universal 14, and 20th 
Century 6. 

Practice of permitting writers to 
stall between assignments has been 
practi'ca,lly eliminated at all plants. 

Metro, whiph dropped a dozen 
scribes during the last twp weeks, 
-win continue the housecleaning. 
However, It is doubtful that the 
lot's number will fall below the cur- 
rent marie. 



Rose BowEsts Melt Wness on 
Fix, tat Get fbwn on Parade 



Negative :Nik 



• 1 



A still man -worHing on: an. 
liidie needed a supply/of hega- ' 
ilveis. ... 

' He interrupted, ^the^ ;.coinpany 
head, . new to prpdluc^lpn/ dur^ 
Ing a cohfeirence-to get pfflcial ■ 
requisition. 

*Don'i. bother me,*' stormed 
the exec, 'when i ypii . can get- 
film negatives at dru£ 
store!.': 



Gol. Prepares Contract 
List; Closing Colbert 

Hollywood, Deo. 4. 

Columbia is assembling a contract 
list . of . star and- featured player 
names for the lirst time since the 
brganization was launched lO .y^ars 
ago. , 

CoTtiTpany is closing with Clau- 
dette Colbert to star in 'two pictures 
during the coming year, with Co- 
lumbia sandwiching the pair- in. be 
tween hier pictures a.t Paramount. 

During th^ past, two months Co 
lumbia- has .signed .term or erroup 
picture, tickets ' -with. Qrace Moore* 
ISllssa Landi, Edmund' Lowe, Gene 
Raymond and Joseph Schlldkraut. 

Cbmpany also has Jack Holt, Fay 
Wray, Richard. Cromwell, Walter 
Connolly, Donald Cpok. Tim McCoy 
and Ann Southern oh term d^als. 



'UnarmedV Goes Thru 

Hollywood, Dec. . 

Merian Cooper has okayed, the 
making of 'Three Came Unarmed' 
at Radio. Picture, -which David 
Lewis will prodjice, was called off 
'several:" wS€ltS^=Higro=^on-^^^ 
alleged, story trouble. 

Ernest Schoedsack, whP was tp 
have directed, will be replacjed by 
another megger; 



Wili^ch^e$ at 68; Knew 
Much, but Known by Few 



A book could . be written abpift 
Frank Wilstacii aiid yet a Ipt wpuld 
be left utfsaidi ^he man> "p^fiP ca,r-- 
rled to his -gra-Ve -last '• FKiday the 
active tltl^ of publicity overseer for 
th.ft. , Hays organlzatipn . was of 
unique composition. A college dl- 
plpma was . fpllPiyed by year^g of 
press , agentiry in the circus and 
wprld travels with celebrities of t'he 
legitimate, during . which he had 
time to write several biographies 
and create his dictlpnary . of similes, 
before Wilstach seven years ago 
aligned himself with WIU Hays. ' 

Yet Wlistaich was i-eally known 
by but few picture people. Even 
publicists: of ' thtt •various member 
companies offhand would- describe 
him as 'grouchy.* They had to. think 
twice before they corrected this to 
'considerate.^' And -when they, 
thought a third time they realized 
that after all Frank -was only pro- 
tecting them and lending advice 
from a brain as k«en during his 
68th. year as that of the average 
mari of 30. 

Those 'Who went a.llttle. futther 
could g6t some Inkling of the cause 
for . hi^ friends' apprecla.tlpn of his 
full wPrtii» He .-wasn't .afra.id to go 
to bat any place or any time. Some- 
how, with all of hid duties hfe found 
time to take care of - the mo^t 
screwy' .recjuests for information 
vyhlch daily deluged his desk. 

It. wasn't easy .to know Wllstaph. 
He liked.jpeople or he didn't, iind lie 
took his time about making up his 
mlh.d' But even those he didn't like 
came to him for advice or Informjl,- 
tlon, and he gave, it willingly." ; 

To know Wilstach was a revela- 
tion which caused more than one 
of his friends in. the show world at 
various times tp describe' him as 
the -world's oddest pi*ess agent. ' 

Learned In ^Shakespeare and Eng- 
lish history, Frank could detect the 
errors of modern biographers and 
historians with the ease of a child 
reciting class work. He could be 
igruff> and for all of his -worldliness 
end depth as a scholar he had ceN 
tain rustic traits. He never took a 
trip without carrying a camera, and 
be always came back with iphotor 
graphs that are -earfled' on all of 
the penny pofitcards. 

Spthern .a Friend 

When E. H. Spthern died sud- 
denly of pneumonia a few weeks be- 
fore Wilstach was taken fatally Hi, 
Frank, who had. trpuped with Soth- 
err. and Marlowe, observed:. "To 
think that a man pf bis age didn't 
khoVir better.' 

And when Wilstach got his last 
cold he got out of bed several times 
to come down to the office. Hie knew 
there was trouble, and that new 
machlnfery in advance of t'he film 
code was being setup. The! last 
time his secretary rempnstrated 
with tears In her eyes. 'He doesn't 
realize that -what happened to his 
friend Sothern can happen to him. 
And I'm afraid thatis what may 
happen this time.' 

*'pr two Weeks Frank wasted 
away with a fever of 103. Then 
they discovered It wiash't the flu af- 
ter all. Wilstach had to go to the 
hospital for an operation. A few 
hours after he had been, wheeled to 
his room he died. 

Frank hated ostentation. -ke 
wanted , to ; be left alone with his 

"famlly^aftcr-deathy-^So-hls'-wishes^ 
were, obeyed. 



SAILINGS 

Dec- 2 (New York to Paris), 
Marcel Dupre, William Bird, J. J, 
I>5Cher, Robert Amslet (Cham- 
plain). 



Edgar Ulmer Upped 

Hollywood,' Dec. 4, 
Edgar Ulmer, Universal assistant 

dlrector,^. has been boosted to a 

writer-director position. 
First -writing jtpb-. is oh the Eph 

Ashcr production^ 'Love Life of . a 

Crooner.' . • ' 



Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

After handing the motion picture 
buslriiiiss it mllBii^ty 'Zanzibar fdr 
years, the Fasadeha Tournament of 
Rpses Committee has pulled a sud- 
den switch, and Is contacting majof 
companies with requests that they 
ienter floats in the annual New 
Year's day parade; ■ 

Moat of thie producers are re- 
luctant to accept the olive branch 
so (rracioiisly extended by the ritzy 
parad|e bfllclalB, even though the 
latter will allow fiimi' companies to 
explbit names of players and pic- 
ture's on any and all floatis entered. 

The ProducerisVAss'ocIatlPn tUrried 
doWh overtures bf a representatrye 
of the parade committee to have all 
members enter iFloats, and the Pasa-. 
denahs %yere advised to contact each 
studio Individually. 

Par Gives I h 

Paramount la the only ma:jor to 
deiinltely' agree to' provide floral 
floa];. Fox deflhitely turned the 
propbsltioh down, as did MGM, 
Warners and Universal. These, 
three ;compahIes decided that curi 
tailed budgets prevented . spending 
of from $600 to $1,000 for a float to 
help the Pasadena affair, and . that 
amount 'of money could be used to 
much better advantage on pictures, 
being made,. 

, Reason behind :the sudden warmth, 
of the Rose Tournament grpup 
tdward the picture cjfowd after, so 
many years of ritzy attitude. Is the 
fact- that many cities, towns and 
counties, who ha-ye gone for elabo- 
rate floats in previous years, have 
advised officials that economies 
forced this year prevents expendi- 
tures for their usual floats. 

Attractiveness 

' Faced with a lack of floats, the 
Parade Committee has turned - to 
the film producers,- making .-the 
proposition as attractive as passi- 
ble by allowing the. companies- to. 
advertise- current Or 'coming pic- 
tures. 

But the committee, failed to real- 
ize that the motion picture busl- 
nejsp 16 also workirtgr on reduced 
budgets, , and iall requests for c6- 
pJ)eratfori where the studios have 
to spend money are being turned 
down, regardless of merit of ' any 
individual proposition. 



Harry Lachman Spotted 
On 'Scandals/ Musikers 

Hollywood,. Dec. 4. 

Harry Lachman has been added 
to the directorial staff for Fox 
'Scandalsi' 

iidckman directs the musical, and 
dancing nunibers, while Thornton 
Freeland megs tj-e yarn sequences. 



Beery 's 'Barnum' 

; Hollywood; Dec. "4. 

Twentieth Century stars Wallace 
Beery In ''The Great Barnum,' bor- 
rowing the player from Metro. 

Expected to go into work when 
Beery finishes 'Viva Villa.' 



Roach Hires Jas. Gruieii 

Holly wopd, DeCi 4. 

James Gruen set as 'head of the 
scenario department ait Roach. 

Last at Radio on 'Hearts 
Flowers.' 



HOT BOBBINS KILLED 

Los Angeles, Dec. ,4. . 

Roy Robbihs (Skeeter Bill), plo 
cow:boy, and foreman of Hoot Gib- 
son's ranch, was killed. In ah jiuto 
accident In Mlnt-Acton canyon 
about 25 mtte^, from Lps Angeles. 
Robblns and a party had stopped 
their auto tP wipe snow' from the 
headlights when a truck 'crashed 
Into their car; 

Among those Injured were Car- 
men W. Fletcher, cowboy author,, 
and. Waliy Wilson, film actor. 



TOM BROWN'S QFnON BIGEED 

:^.,^,.^^_^^^^J|ol|yWOpd^Jpec. 4. 

Radio has picked ui?"it«~optlbn"On" 
Tom Brown. 

Studio Is loaning him to 
for 'It Happened One Day.' 



FLORENCE ELBRIDGE SET 

Hollywoocl, Dec. 4. 

Florence Eldridge (Mrs. Frcrlric 
March) spotted In 'A Moclcni ITfi'o' 
by Selznlck and Joyce. 

This Is her first pic in a year- 



Tuesday, December 5« 1933 



PICTVRES 



Ratof Reached Screen on a Gesture, 
To Act or Promote His ProUem 



By CECELIA AGER 

George Ratroff says the trouljle is 
th<it he is. always, belner misquoted. 
H^, says this In . his epic dialect. 
Sucli a dialect as Is heard onto In a 
lifetime.. With . an accent so rich, 
so flavorsome, reiSoiinding, that 
anything as finite as paper Is help- 
less to .capture it. 

But, h(B. sa.ys again, now his voice 
talcing oh the far-away tones of a. 
deeply hvirt,- a sadly misunderstood 
.man, he is alWays being misquoted. 
*It'a got me so now 1 got to look 
arpund befpre I talk.' Instantly he's 
looking around him, over his shoul- 
der, under his chair. - iieh sees no 
one.. He jSlnks batik, quiet again. 
He must^uit; volatile,: explosive Mr; 
Ratoff, the action to the word. ..He 
can't help it; that's the way he:: 

When hie talks^ the robin , is too 
small to hold hina. Idcais^ surge in- 
side him, hammeringr to get out. He 
strides, up and down struggling to 
free theni. They come out, mani&led 
with the travjail of finding for them 
Anglican words. A heroic process 
that malces th0m yet nlbre arresting,. 

'Do ypu. knbw how I got Into pic- 
ture.??' he asks. 'One gesture. One 
gesture!' He must stop a mpihent* 
The introduction to his story ha^ 
exl).';u.''ted him. 

Now he lis ready again.' He be- 
gins slowly, softly, letting each 
word sink; in. But gradually his 
tempo swiftens, the volume of his 
voice is mounting, his hands in/- 
cre.asG tlie range, the' speed of his 
gestures. He is approaching the 
climax of his Story. Bang! He 
pauses. His auditors are breath- 
less. He is breathless himself — ^but 
triumphant". He sits down. Then 
gently; diminuendo, he carries them 
along to the end of his tale, finishes 
in a whisper. His auditors can al- 
most see the, slow curtain descend- 

■ .ing on a stage whose lights are 
softly ..fading Q\it. 

Classic . Pat Deleted 

But his story. On opening night 
■'of 'Wonder Boy' It was discovered 
that the play was running. 20 min- 
utes top long,, so it. was decided to 
cut out a 20-mlnute scene. Now, 
the scene that was cut— -that wisiS 
never seen after the "opening per- 
formance — ^was the one scene that 
had one gesture that proved, so Mr. 
Ratoff says, that he was not just a 
comedian, but really a -tragedian. 
During that scenb Mr. Ratoff; after 
spending himself in a rage of dis- 
appointment against the Wonder 
Boy, wallced over to Iiim and patted 
him on the head: That's all. One 
gesture. Batted him. oh the head. 
Nobody ever sjaw, that /scene except 
the oponlng-night audience. But in 
tliat audience was j. J; McCarthy. 

Jeff Steps In 

At nine the next mprning Mr. Mc- 
Carthy telepiipnbd, said to Ratoff, 
says ilatoff, 'Riatoff, they laughed at 
you last night, but, Ratoff, when 
you walked .over and patted that 
boy on the head, I knew you could 
play 'The Music Master'.' 

And so Mr. McCarthy set Ratoff 
for the picture • 'The Symphony of 

■ Six Million* because he saw the 
tragedian behlhd that one gesture 
of the comedian of 'Wonder Boy'. 
He sent, his friend.s. around to dee 
his new dramatic discovery, but, of 
cou.fse, the next night that scene 
with that gesture was out. RatoflE 
wonders what McCarthy's friends 
thought then. But McCarthy had 
seen it, and because he just hap- 
pened tO see it, Ratoff is in pictures 
today.. 'Ah,' says. Ratoff; shaking 
his head from side' to side, 'Mc- 
Carthy is a character!' 

It 'hais been rurnoired . that Ratoit 
■wants ohly to be a ptoniioter. He 
denies it,, denies it is vigorously as 
he does everything else. 'I am ah 
actor- I want to. be. a;n actor. 1 llk6 
to be an. actor. But'— now he is be- 
ginning to warm iip^'to get away 
from those Ipud^mputhed shouting 
characters for whom I am always 
acting.' Now he is good and ex- 
cited. 'I win promote my own pic- 
tures:' he finishes, shouting. 



JAY IIMD'S Mr TiST 



Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

Paramount w:Ill test Jay liloyd 
for the male lead in ^ Ain't No 
Sin.' i5(»rriard and Meiklojohn. are 
agenting, 

Lloyd, a Fort Worth,. Tex., little 
theatrt- ai tor, was handed a term 
conliiu't liy Metro last, week when 
he \vfiii to tlic studio to vIpR a 
fi'if'U'l. flf^ has hart no prevunif- 
jn^iff .idii!!.) experience. 



Wall St S. A. 



stock traders' calling signal 
for May Wheat is 'Mae. West.' 

When . the I. T. & T. .syinbols 
International Telephone 
weuld appear some . years 
back, the 'it' part made the 
traders yell !Clara Bow.^ Ameri- 
can Internaf iohal . used- to be 
balled as 'Al .Smith.' 



EDWIN CAREWE BACK 



Vtit 



irtetor Active foi- U After 
'.Long Ab«enee 



VET AMATEUR 
SUCCUMBS TO 
HOLLYWOOD 



Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
. The world's champion amateur 
actor tijr'ned prpf essiphal . here sev- 
eral weeks agp when San.uel Hinds 
forsook his law practice In Pasa.-. 
dena in favor of the screen. At. 59 
tlie barrister argued Blackstpne vs. 
pictures and Blackstone took the 
count. 

Thirty years ah amateur was. 
enough for Hinds. He decided to 
cash in on his yen for the stage, 
hustled over to Holly wpod from , his 
swank home, got himself an agent 
and his new career was iaunched, 
and launched successfully. 

Hinds; for several years has been 
considered one of the backbones of 
the iPasadena Community Play- 
house. "He has appeared in practl- 
ca.lly all of their productions for 
the past five years, doing everything 
from leads to bits. "During the past 
fe.w months producers have spotted 
him in several pictures. He played 
the Governor in 'Berkeley Square,' 
the Mayor In 'X»ady for a Day,' the 
father in 'Little Women.' After 
those three breaks he decided it 
was tlnxe to quit fooling around. 

Born in Brooklyn, he atteniled 
Phlllips-Andover and Harvard, be- 
came a lawyer in New York. Later 
he moved, to Pasadena. Always he 
was first rto answer the call for am- 
ateur production, appearing in his 
first, show, 'David Ga,rrick,' in 
Brooklyn, in 1898. 

Hinds and his divorced wife are 
socially prominent in Pasadena, 
blue-blooded community of the 
west, where professional actors are 
tolerated ad a necessary evil. 



MAMOULIAN NIXES COL 
PROFFER, WYIER MEBBE 



Hollywood, Dec. 

, Columbia is trying to borrpw.'Wii- 
liam Wyler f rpm Universal to direct 
'Twentieth Century." Rouben Ma- 
moulian was approached first, but 
couldn't see the picture. 

Wyler is currently , in New Tork to 
attend tlie premiere of 'Counselor at 
Jjlw.' 



Young Dbiig's Travels 

Doug Fairbanks Jr., in from Lon- 
don yesterday (Monday) and hopped 
a. Plane for the coast where he will 
do. ..'Success Storj'' fpr Radip. He 
then returns immediately tp 'jBng- 
land where he will make a feature 
Which Alexander iCorda will direct. 

Tri confirms , Fairbanks as a 
trans-Atljantie commuter as he has 
been, over and ba,ck several times 
this year. 



SAN JOSE TRADE OFF 



Grosses Down 25%; Voungsters 
kept Indoors 



"San Francisco, Dec, 4. 

T\vd wf elis of unrest, beginning 
-wit h'-tlx eJEcooko ITart snatchjngand 



climaxing with the lynching of 
■fluirihohd and Holmos, lias cost the 
San Jo-se theatres I'lenty of dollars. 

E.stin'iati'd that pros'ses have been 
sliced 25%, with entire town at a 
fev*^r jiitf'h over tlic iiappcnings, and 
motlif-rs jv(.'fi)ing liK-'iv kids indoors. 

Le.>ilie Totf-rsoii. K-WC p. a. in 
Oaklrtnd. and forrn'-rly at the Fox 
( 'alifirii ni: .^a n .lo.<^e, -^as a pall- 
v.r.ai-..T- ;it ■'>'.' mill la) ol' yo'ing Hart. 



Hollywood,.. Dec. 4; 

Edwin "Caxewe, whose last -pic- 
ture was '^Resurrection,' made three 
years ago lot Universal, returns to 
that company as pi^oducer-direOtOr. 

His flnit .ivhdertaklng will "'be 
'Snake Bite;*' by Bbl^ert Hitchens, 
for whlcif-ije 'wlU 'malce the ex.- 
terlors- in Africa with the' studio i - 
terlbrs being xnadb i-aA- • Uhlversai 

City; 



little Women' dick 
Renres Tie Interest 
h Hhnve Decade Book 



A widespread scurry among the 
producers for best-sellers of the 
mauve decade and farther back has 
resulted from the first stab in that 
direction through RKO's ijlttle 
Women,' the liouisa M. Alcott book 
which has sold 1,562,830 copies to 
date. Producers reading old-time 
pop novels of. other autliprs ais. far 
back as 50 ybars.. 

Both RKO and Metro are reading 
'Little Men* and 'Jo's Boys> both 
by Miss Alcott. ^Little Men* was 
next to" fHilttle Women* ih reading 
Interest, attalhlng a circulation of 
918,000'. 'Jo's Boys' was 359,000. 

'Anne of Gi^n Oables,' by L. . M 
Montgomery^. Is ainothe.r oldie that's 
attracting, it has been sent to the 
coast, by. RKd and is being eyed by 
Fox for Janet. Gaynbr. Another pos 
sibllity fbir Fox \ia 'Pollj^nna,' 
made by Mary Plckford in 1920 as 
silent. 

Several reading departments. In- 
cluding RKO,' has copies of 'Alice 
of Old Vlncerines,* among other old 
timers. 

'David Hahim,' which sold over 
1,000,000 copies. Is being done by 
Fox- Will Rogers. 

Many of these old-timb books 
have been .turned, down, on the 
ground the romantic interest was 
juvenile rather than adult, but 'Lit- 
tle' Women's, success has restirred 
the reading depturtments. 



AR LINE SaON READY 
TO BACK SECOND FILM 



Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
. Nick Ludlhgton, of the Ludingtbn 
Air Lines family, has. gone strong' 
for the pic bis. Several months 
ago Leon Berenski sold him the 
idea to finance 'Mating Time' which 
he estinfiated would cost around 
M0,000. Pic was made in three 
times the schedule figured and cost 
ran-to- $100,000* 

Now, Buck MacGowan; ah assist- 
ant director at U, and brothcr-in-. 
law of John M. Stahl has talked 
him Into financing 'Harbor Patrol,' 
an orig-of his, which also he will 
produce. Cost Is figured around 
$30,000. 



MPTOA L A. Cbnv. 



Motion Picture Theatre Owners 
of America will hold its annual 
convention in Los Angeles. 
~^ Date will be set at .the next meetr 
ihg of its directorate and probably 
will be some time late in February. 



Hal LeRoy's 'Seycinteeii' 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

Hal LeRoy; who is playing the 
title part In /Harold Teen,' will also 
nake 'Seventeen.' 

Booth Tarklngton yam was .first 
made . as a silent by Paramount in 
1927, 



Sign CUura K. Young 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

Clara Kimball Young has received 
a contract for two Jackie Coogan 
shorts from .t. A. Allen> 

Coogan ' la making the ptc on 
Week-ends from Santa Clara I'ni- 
ver.<5lty..' 



Hays' Leg-Art Ban Jitters Coast 
Edict Covers All Ad Accessories 



Code Teids 



F.iill text of the mbt.ion p) 
ture code appeiars on pages 
29, 3d, 35 and 36. The four- 
page folio ebntaining the film 
code can be itake.h out and pre*, 
served as a .sihgie unit for 'ref " 
erence. or fiimg« , 

That portion of the film . code, 
goyernihg vaudeville and pic- 
ture theatre presentations is 
detailed verb-atim on page 49 
in the vaudeville section of this 





SEEK LEE 




Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
Turning down an offer of $25,000 
from Charles R.. Rogers for a part 
in 'Baby in the Ice Box,' Lee Tracy 
is currently perusing proifered 
contracts from two other major pro- 
ducers. 

■These producers, after hearing 
explanations' of the balcony scene 
in Mexico City, where he was wbrk- 
ing with Mbtro's 'Viva Villa' com- 
pany, have , a dlflCerent perspective 
of the 'sithation and as a Conse- 
.quence . are npt . inclined tc eliminate 
Treccy ifrom the screen.. 

Irving Plchel, a 'Viva Villa' actor, 
told a VABiErrT mugg that he had 
been with Tracy at the. Mexican 
hbtel for more than two hburs dur- 
ing the parade, and that when Tracy 
went tp the window' which has a 
stone .balustrade, peaching to his 
waiist, :Tracy ■ had a blanket over 
hlQ shoulders. Plchel said Tracy 
shouted a- few times in English, 
hut that there were few -people in 
the street that could understand 
what he was sayings 

Incident passed unnoticed as far 
as the Mexican government was 
concerned, according to Plchel, un 
til qn& of the newspapers began 
an attack. 

Plchel also asserted he was mis- 
quoted in United States papers on 
his conversation regarding the In- 
cident. 

Peculiar audience psychology 
toward Lee.. ' Tracy has changed 
from hisses to applause .during 
running of trailer for 'Advice to the 
Lovelorn' at the UA in Lbs An 
geles. 

When Tracy's troubles first 
reached the newspapers, there Tvas 
scattered hissing when actor's name 
was flashed on the screen. In last 
few days, there has been applause 
for the same things 



8 Par Scenarists Out 



Holly wood, Dec. . 
Paramount unloaded eight isce- 
harlsts Saturday (jt); Those gatecT 
are Richard Schayer, Arthur Caesar, 
Mike Simmons, Delma:r Daves, Er- 
win Oelsey, Lou Bresiou, Gregory 
Masbn and Joel Sayer. 

Schayer was the only one- of the 
octet who was working on a con 
tract 



MTBITA XOTS ITEW DEAL 

HoUywoodj Dec. 4, 
Following a pout for more dougli, 
Metro tore up its pact with Myrnn 
Loy and gave her a new one, rail- 
ing for a salary upj»ing 

First under the deal la 't»tre'»t.s 
of New York' fofni*>v1.ir U od 
•Three Men.' 



March in 'Miserables* 

Hollywood, Dec. 4.- 
: First pic for Fredrlc March . at 
2pth Century wiil. be ."Les MlSer- 
ables,'. startlrig in February, 

The Vlctoi- Hugo classic has 
been made twice before. Fox doing 
it In 1918 and Universal in 1937. 
Also done by Kdlson and Vitagraph 
in six weelcly in!<taTmpnts of one 
reel each. 



WING, BENNETT TO CHINA 

=-^^-^HpHywGO ;=Dec.-^-->4.-= 



VViiid W,ing and Chester Bennett 
imll out .soon to make, twp pix. in 
China, and Mallacca. Lori I^ara and 
N(;]J iOmoralfl go along, I.,attor in an 
KnglL'^h writer. 

One production will bo with -wlM 
}inimal.« and. the other an adventure 
l»ir. In addition, Bennett will makf 
a group of shorts witli a now folor 
jirc>fff<s* h** has doveloji'-d. 



Newest Hays bfllcc edict puts leg 
art, nude stills and seml-flcshics lii 
the abspluto vcrbotch class itind 
gives Jeff JVlcCiitrthy bzarlstlo pow- 
ers over every still miide on 

motion picture lot. 

While heretofore there have been 
yelis from the Hays ' olUcb against 
spicy still and adyertislng material, 
there has. never been anything quite 
so drastic as the new order, whichr 
rea,chihg the coast this week, sent 
the publicity 'Chiefs- into a cold 
sweat. 

Press agents under the new; or- 
der are compelled to submit copies 
of every photogiraph taken, both 
production and ofE-scene nmterial* 
These stills are to.be hiimberbdr 
with the right resting with Hays 
officials to tear lip and order negar 
tiyes destroyed of any photograph 
considered, off-color.. 

No Cheat! 

Numbering of the pictures .is ar- 
bitrary so that there can be .ho 
slipping in pf details after the Hays 
.bpys have given their pkay oh the 
stills pf any production. 

Joe is to handle the photpgrapb 
censcring pn the. coast with JeflC 
McCarthy, czai?ing. it the eastern 
end. 

Must order also goes, for press 
books and for sketches of proposed 
newspaper, billboard and lobby dls^ 
play material, . 

It Is anticlpiated herb that the 
anti-leg campaign will raise havoc, 
anlong thb hundreds of newspapers 
a,nd magazines throughput the 
country who feature gam. hiaterlal 
and Ipok for the. picture companle* 
fbr a good share of their stuff. 



SID LAZARUS AND WIFE 
FOUND DEAD IN GARAGE 



Hollywood, Dec, . 
Sidney Lazarus, 48, scenarist, and 
his wife, Maude, were found dead 
by police in theh: garage, . 622 Palm 
drive, this morning (Monday) from 
monoxide poisoning. Lazarus had 
written a letter to the manager 
of a Beverly Hills bank; which lat- 
ter received this morning, to have 
the police come to his garage. 

Police found Lazarus and his wife 
both dead in the back seat of a, 
car with their arms around each 
othen Understood that both Laza- 
rus and his wife have bbfen iU for 
some time. Offlcials said couple 
had been dead at least 12 hours. 

Lazarus • came, tb the Coast six 
years ago. from New Tork for War* 
ners to do titles on 'Patent Leather 
Kid.' He also worked for Unlverisal, 
Pathe, and did some lyrics for the 
late Florence Mills, and had written 
some plays. He was a hative ot 
Shelbyville, ky. His wife was not 
a professional. 

Besides the letter to tlie bank 
manager,. Lazarus wrbte similar 
letters to humeroys friends here^° 
Informing them to notify the police^ 



Mitzi Creen Grows Up 



Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
Radio is confablng with MItzl 
Green tb return to Hollywood for 
•Finishing School,' 

If she returns, she comes bade" as 
a yobhg woman, having grown out 
of the kid class. 



Hugh Herbert Stays WB 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
After tiffing over . Sajary differ- 
ences, Hugh Herbert and Warners 
have made . up. 

WB wanted the actor to accept a. 
cut, but Herebert Insisted on his 
option figure. Currently in 'Won- 
der Bar.' 



Jeff Lazarus East 

HollyWopd, Dec. 4. 
Jeil I..azaru8, chairman of. .Para* 
^no ul^t^s_>Jli^ orial board, Jeavcs for. 
tJii'f-r weeks in ' aboutTJfuiTX" 

to f'.o. 310W plays and storioK; 



OP^ENHEIMEE SCOUTING 

Hollywood, Dec, 
U'ovfxf' C)t)pf^nhf-imer, productiph 
u.sHistfint, ;to f^amuol fJc^ldwyn. left 
for Xf'-w.'-York Deo. .2. Scouting a 
sioiy ffn' ih<> nfxt Anna Stcji pic. 



VARIETY 



PICT 



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Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



Srn, NEnority Bondholders Att y. 
Argues Before the Circuit Court. 
Why Par Trustees Do Not Qualify 



Threat of removal qt the three 
trustqes from Parajrtount-^Charles 
D. Hilies, Eugene W. Leake .and 
Charles E. Richardson— on grounds 
that their connection with hanks 
and other /corporations disqua,llfles 
theni, hangs oyer the Tjankrupt; as 
result of an appeal to the Circuit 
Court, whlch^ after lengthy ari^- 
meht, yesterday (Monday) reserved 
decision. Should the Circuit Court 
of Appeals uphpld the contentions 
of Samuel Zim/ v?ho brought the 
action, that the trustees are riot 
only ^squaliiBed to flerVe the bank- 
rupt btit Were Improperly elected, it 
would be necessary to pripvide for 
a. new election Ihimedlitcly. ' 

Undoubtedly> however, the other 
Bide which dpposes the removal of 
the trustees would a.ttempt to ap- 
peal from any piDssible reversal by 
the Circuit court of the ruling be- 
low. Zirn'g appeal Is from the S. 
District Court's refusal last. euni- 
mer to entertain a motion for the 
dismissal of the trusteed. 

Zirn, who admitted to the record 
for the first time that he repre- 
sentis $30,000 of bonds, detailed to 
the court his reasons for considet-^ 
Ing Hllles; Richardson and; Leake 
unqualified to; act as trustees for 
- Par, 

Says Interests Conflict 

He attempted to ishow that each 
of the trustees had either, bank, cor- 
poration or other film company 
connections which might hamper 
them in protection of creditors to 
the fullest extent. Among other 
things, he cited the film-hockihg 
bank deal and said the Par trustees 
did liot bring suit to set aside the 
alleged preference thereunder until 
three: days after they were served 
Ir. the present Action to oust tbem. 

Taking up the trustees Individu- 
ally, Zirh charged that Hilles yfaa 
a director of the Bankers Trust Co., 
one of the defendants in the bank 
group suit at. the time he became 
a Par trustee, that he still owns iOO 
shares of Bankers Trust stock, and 
was a director of .an insurance com 
pany which collected .$78,000 in 
premiums from Par the year prior to 
receivership. Zlrn also ch^-rged 
that HiUea was Instrumental in get 
ting attorneys to, persyade Justice 
Eydon Of the Supreme Court to 
change a temporary receivership 
over Film Productions Corp., hock' 
~ ed film subsidiary, to an iiljunctiori 
which prevents tliat company from 
releasing any of its efCects^stiU in 
force. 

Hilles also was pictured as hav 
' Ing beeii a favored client of j. P, 
Morgan and on two lists for 1,000 
shares of stock whicli he could pur 
chase at $39,000 under market value 
These were the lists which the Sen 
ate Investigation committee uncbv 
ered in its recent cxaminat^ibn of 
Morgan and his bank's activities. 
The same lists, it was brought out 
Included members of banks which 
financed Par under its $13,000,000 
film pawning deal, as well as mem- 
bers of Chase, trustee of the bond 
issues, and two private banking 
houses long associated with Par— 
Kuhn, Loeb and Hallgarten & Co. 
Lawyers involved In Paramount 
litigation were also on the pre- 
ferred lists, Zirn stated. 

Leake, It was stated to the court, 
was a representative of the Chase 
bahk: and a. director lii. American 
Express and other companies, and 
president of -Film Securities Coi" 
In which Is vested control of Loew's, 
Inc., pointed to by Zirn as a com- 
petitor*. He previously also wfts the 
jnerhber of. a. law firm which serves 
the Chase Bank. 

As to Aichardsoh 
The third trustee* Rlchardisort, 
who succeeded LbiilS J. Horowitz 
for alleged reasons, also had con- 
nections which the . bpridhdlder at- 
torney avers isqualify hlni to 
serve for Par under bankruptcy. At 
the time of his election he Nvds a 
V. p- and treasurer of Fox Film and, 
according to Zlni, put there by the 
---G!ha«e-Bank;wlth^which.hejv.asJtGt== 
■ merly jftsspdlated. Zim attempted 
to " show that it w4fl very plausible 
that with Chase controlling both 
the Fox and Par situations. It 
will try to recoup out of a Par- 
amount reorganization some of the 
lodses it had ^tbod on other film In- 
vestidieiits up ta now. 

In connection with Horowitz, Zirn 
asserted that the real reason Horo- 
witz got out Is because he la an 
(Continued oh page 62) 



Krk RusseH Retires; 
Hays' (hrg. Press Contact 



Wlthlii a ^eek after the death of 
Prank. Wilstach the Hays office lost 
another valuable picture contact 
man with editors and pubUshers 
of the country. He Is Kirk Russell. 

Russell was little known to the 
picture business because of the na- 
ture of his work. Although one of 
the pioneer irtafC, having moyed In 
With Hays directly from Washlng- 
i;bn, Russell ,w^s kept secluded in 
part of Wilstach'a departitient 
poring over eiippings and . answer- 
ln|f newspaper attacks on the. in- 
dustry,, therefore having little to do 
with the active industry. 'He Isi 64. 



AHPA After Members 

About. 40 members of the AiM.P.A. 
have been tossed out and ah Inten- 
slvoi menibershii; drive begun by the 
new administration under John- C, 
Flinn, president Against the list 
dropped during the past week the 
A.M.PJ^. has tiUcen in 18 new mem- 
bers, 'among them. .Arnold Van 
Leer, Ernest Em^rllhg* Arthur jfef- 
frey, Bob Sisk, Les Iteufman, Greg- 
ory Dickson iand Ed Selzer, 




On Code Berth 



Hollywood,; Dec, 4- 
Though at first she wasMnolined 
no turn down her appoihtmeht to. the 
Code Authority on account of her 
physical condition, Marie Dressier 
Saturday night (2) issued a state- 
ment that she would serve so far as 
her health and strength would per- 
mit. 

She said that to diatc she had re- 
ceived no official intimation of her 
appointment, but that she" will be 
glad , to do all she can to help the 
President. 



IMPORTANT DECISION 
ON TALKER RIGffES 



Person. holding an Interest In the 
Stage rights of a. play is entitled to 
a cut on the proceeds of the sale of 
the play's taliclng picture rights. 
New Torlc Court of Appeals laid 
down thiis principle In a decision 
favoring thft suit brought by the 
Kirke LaShelle estate against the 
Paul Armstrong estate. Lltigatloh 
involves the iatter's disposal of the 
screen dialog rights to 'Alias Jimmy 
Valentine' td Metro. 

Although the Kirke LaShelle con 
tract made no mention of picture 
rights, the. attorneys for the es- 
tate argued that their client was 
entitled to ishare in the screen dia- 
log .rights because, as they con 
tended, 'tlie talkies patently injure 
the value of stage producing rights 
whether by way of rcviyals, road 
companies or stock companies'. 
Both , the New York Supreme Court 
and the Appellate. Division had 
agreed. With the Armstrong estate's 
contention that the picture rights 
hdd' been sold long before the La.- 
Sheile contract and since no men- 
tion of this right was Included In 
the deal there was nothing upon 
which the plain tiff, could base a 
claimi. upon money collected from 
the . talking picture rights. 





PKfOR THEIR 



Par Stockholders Conunittee 

Intent on CorraKi^ Control 



7 Hoars of Stow— 35c 




Seattle, Dec. 
Prlce-wiir and value- wair among 
Seattle showmen Is now dishing out 
flrst^ run. fare, at flgiirea that iset a 
record for number :Qt houn} at. low 
costs. ^ 

Fellow with a day oflC cbuld step 
into the Liberty (J-vH) for a dime 
m. the forenoon and see a three - 
hour show. . In the p. m^ up to 6 
io'eiQck. he could enter the 0iT>heum 
for two bits. There he could islt 
through, four hours of vaude and 
first run pixes. ix acts of pretty 
good vaude. Thus seven hours for 
3S° cents. 



WarneriB are in the market for 
outside product to fill their Broad- 
wa!y spots, the Strpind and the Hoi-.- 
lywood. The W. B. hpuses are fac- 
nig a temporary shortMce , of films.. 
There 1$ no Indication so far that 
this shortage Is genenil br afitecting 
other inajor compiany spots. 

However* -it's the usual scramble 
every season, a,bbut thlis time of the 
year, for the major houses to sud- 
denly look about . for productr be- 
cause nnost 6f them haye to operate 
with only one .line of product. 

Best fixed alonjg Broadway are the 
R. C. Music Hall and the old Roxy, 
ad both have commltmiehts from at 
least two or more compa.nlcs lor A 



Newsreekrs Had 








Following the Maryland riots, dur- 
ing which- a Paramount newsx-eel 



product. Likely that If Warners or truck was tOssed Into the^ater and 
the others should make a) break to a Pathe sound wagon partly demol- 
ished, the Maryland censor board 



fill the shortage gap In product It 
will be'~via the Hall or Rpxy; both 
appeiarlng to have a surplus of films 
this season. 



$5,000,000 Debts 
In Skouras Bros. Ent, 
$t Lows Bankmptqr 



Getting Goldwyn's 'Nanal 



With the Samuel Gpldwyn pro 
ductlon of 'Nana' ready and almost 
set for showing* ftii old French ver 
sion of the same film has been dug 
up and Is being rushed for Broad 
way showing. 

French picture has Werner Krauss 
and Catherine Hessling. It's going 
Into the 65th St. Playhouse, artie 
Bure-seater, In about two weeks. 



8t. Louis, Deci 4. 
Schedules filed in Federal Court 
here by Skouras Brothers Enter- 
prises, Inc., m connection with Its 
voluntary petition In bankiHiptey 
filed several days ago, list Ifttbilitles 
totaling $$,008,419. The principal 
debt is $4,060,000 in bonds issued by 
Central Properties Corp. in 1926. 
The bondis were secured by a deed 
of trust on the Ambassador Theatre 
building and were guaranteed by 
the now bankrupt, holding company 
and two Skouras. brothers, Spyrqs' 
P,. and Charles P., founders of the 
company^ 

The bondis are '^tinfitefsnilt; — Las 
spring a bondholders protective 
committee headed by Thomas N- 
Dysart filed suit in Federal Court to 
enforce payment of $2,600^000 of the 
bonds deposited with the commit- 
tee. The suit Is pending. 

Secured claims are given In tlie, 
schedules , as $6,728, representing a 
mortgage on the West End Lyric 
theatre. Other liabilities listed in- 
clude $52,864 deficiency tax due the 
Government for 1920, 1921 and 1928; 
$18,313 real estate and franchise tax 
due the city and state, and $24 
wages. Besides the boiids, other 
unsecured claims are on .various 
theatre properties. at one time con- 
trolled by the company. The sched- 
ules were signed by Leto J. Hill, 
president. 

Slcpuras > rothers disposed of 
their interests in the holding com- 
pany several years aigo to Warner 
Brothers and left St; Louis. They 
recently re-entered the theiatre : field, 
here by acquiring operating control 
of the Ambassador, Missouri, a;nd 
Grand Centi^l theatres under a 
contract from Federal court receiv- 
ership. 



took upon itself the right to order 
kll riot and lynching scenes from 
newsrcels. 

But Within less than 12 hours of 
the decision, Courtland Smith, Pathe 
president, had wired Governor 
Ritchie to this effect: 'The action 
of the board is' an attack oh.' the 
freedom of exp'ressibn as censoring 
news in new;spapers.' 

Via telephone the Governor is said 
tb have informed Smith that the 
censor^s decision would not be per- 
mitted to pre;vall;. 

The camera boys are reported to 
have had even a toiigher time with 
the Maryliand mob than some of the 
newspapermen. One free lance, 
grinding for Universal, had his 
•equipment taken fronJ him*. It was 
later retrieved by the militia, A 
sound man on the Pathe truck man- 
aged to fight off a crowd until the 
truck effected a getaway. The Par- 
amount Wagon was completely de- 
molished, and Monday was still re- 
ported to be. in a Maryland 'creek. . 



NAT'L VARIETT etUBS 
DETROIT GROUP'S AIM 



After months of trying to get to- 
gether as much of the outstanding 
Paramount stock as poiasible- for 
control by the stockholders' protec* 
tlye comihittee. formed last spring, 
the group has initiated a drive to 
coriiul enough additional deposits of 
sharea to insure an Important, voice 
In any reorgianlzation plans of the 
company. 

The protection committee in. 
eludes bankers who are seen as 
anxious to wield -some, kind of 
ixjwer when It coihes to actual dis« 
CUssiOns in connection with any re*, 
organization that would have to in« 
elude the old Par-Pubilx stock In 
some manner or other. Group Is 
headed by t>uncan A. Holmes and 
Includes RulofC.E. Cutten and Mau. 
rice Newton, bankers: Newton, has 
been close to Paramount through- 
put the ysars as senior mcinber of 
Hallgarten & Co., which has han« 
died finaT^cing for Par in associa- 
tion with Kuhn, Loeb ^ Co^ The 
committee has a ishowman in Bar- 
ney Balaiban. 

A notice from the protective com- 
mittee urged deposit of a majority 
of the 3,3.80,121 shares outstanding. 
Over 960,600 shares, are on deposit; 
representing over 7,000 sharehold- 
ers.. 



Ptagiarism Suit 
Vs. Piir on Trof/ 
Must Go to Trial 



___Job=Npt-Stcady_=. 

Hollywood, Dec. -4. 
Robert McGoWan, Who directed 
our Gang comedleis for Hal Roach 
for 12 years. Is out of the organi- 
sation. 



OLUCKKAH TO COAST 

Herman Gluckman, president Of 
Majestic Pictures, is ort to Holly 
wood to oversee studio production 
activitle? of. bis company, 



MET, EDUC STUDIOS' 
$700,000 FIX-UPS 



Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

Keith Glennon, v.-p. of Eastern 
Serylc j B^Sj Lu dlos, ln_Nc Is 
studying plans for reconstruetion of 
the Metropolitan . and Eiducatlonal 
lots here. Glennon left Hollywood 
last week after looking oyer the two 
rental lots, which have been taken 
over by General - Service Studios, 
backed by Western Electric, 

^corge Burgess, sound engineer, 
sent out by tJRPI from the cast, re- 
turned with Glennon. Around $700,- 
000 will be spent on the Met lot in 
new stAgQ and oflice construction. 



Detroit, Dec. 4. 
With an organization committee 
iappointed last week plans are going 
ahead for the formation of a Variety. 
Club here. Club is to be patterned 
On those of similar name in Pitts- 
burgh and Cincinnati. Under pres^ 
ent plans an eventual national, pr- 
ganizatlon in all cities of the United 
States is aim3d at. 

Purpose .o£ the local organization 
is not merely to form a social club 
but to handle such relief work as" 
Is necessary in the film. community 
While only 34 .were present at the 
first luncheon held at the Book 
Cadillac hotel last Fri (1) it Is hoped 
to have k, membership locally of at 
least 100. Plans " are to take quar 
ters in some hotel permanently and 
to hold a series of functions to 
raise mohey charitable 
works, needed. 

It Is undei'stobd that In addition 
to the present clubs in Pittsburgh 
and Cincinnati several other clubs 
are in the process of formatidn in 
eluding Columbus and Day toh, OhlOj 
and St. Louis. Mo. 

. Members of the organization com 
mittee are M. Gottlieb of tf nlversal, 
chairman; Otto Bolle of Paraniount, 
G. W. Trendle of United Detroit 
Theatres, M. Kapliem of the Metro 
politan Picture Studios, and Ollie 
.Broofcs-of--Butterfleld*=-^-^=i- 



A suit for plagiarism brought by 
Roberta M. Yiates against Para- 
mount was upheld in Supreme 
Court Friday (1) by Justice Ber- 
nard L.' Shlenta^. Suit Is on r 'A 
Lady'^i Profession/ It is. the ' first 
case in five years in .New Y'Ork 
where the court found for the 
plaintiff in a . pia^larism aictibn. 

Miss Yates charged that she finib- 
mitted an original, 'Emma CJuts 
Lose,* to Par in September, 1932, 
and had it rejected. Later /A Lady's 
Profession' waia made, with author- 
ship credited to Nina Wilcox Put- 
nam, a Par staff writer at the time, 
featuring, Alison. Skipwcrth and 
Roland Young. . Story, Miss Yiates 
clalnled, was essentially the one she 
subniitted. 

In demanding dismissal of the 
suit Louis Phillips for Paramount 
admitted the Par scenario company 
departments In. both New York and 
Hollywood had considered Miss 
Yates Btorjf _but had decided against 
It Justice S'hientag read MIsT 
Yates', original and went to the Par- 
amount .pfllces to view the film, 
then finding for the plaintiff. He 
ordered the case to trial because of 
story similarity.' 

John J. Wildberg Is attorney for. 
Miss Yates, who Is aisking for an 
accounting and damages. 



$60,000 Loan-Out Vahie 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
Although William Powell's con 
I tract with Warners Is. not Up until 
April 16 he Is being offered to other 
majors oh one pic deals for $60,000 
I on 10 weeks' basis. 



SOUNDMEN, PHOTOGS NO 
LIKE CODE PROVISOS 



Hplljrwood, Dec. 4. 

Asserting that the film code, as 
sighed, does not give any spread of 
employment in the ranks of sound- 
men, the executive board of the 
International Spun d. Technical 
Union 695 has . wired protests to 
General Hugh S, Johnson and Bol 
A, Rosenblatt.. 

Union officials claim their repre- 
sentatives reached an agreement 
several weeks ago with Rosenblatt 
providing for a. revision of sub-sec- 
tion li Subdivision D, Section 1 
Article 4 to spreiad employes on an 
hourly or weekly basis, whereby at 
the end of a fiintle production men 
will be given ft day off without pay 
for every six hours of work over 36. 
weeldy. 

Instjead of this the code now 
empts employes on a Weekly bjisls* 
whether Jobs are by agreement, in 
writing or ptherwlse. . , . . _ 

As a result the clalni is maclinhat"= 
employment cannot be spread and 
this section of the code Is in dlx'cct 
opposition to the purposes of the 
NRA. 

Local will hold a meet tomorrow 
(5) at the K. of C. Hall for a round 
robin protest. 

International Photographers Lo- 
cal 659 will hold an executive board 
meeting today (4) to make a simi-* 
lor protest to Washington- 



Tuesday* December 5* 1933 



PICTURES 



VAKIETY 



FILMS LEGAL NRA TEST? 



Wiggin Defends Amus. Investments, 
Says They UM M 



Washlnetpn; Dec. 

, Albert H. Wiggin, retired head of 
the Chase {National Bank and al- 
le^redly the. brains behind ^a.11 
Street schemes to gain control 6t 
the film industry, was hooked for 
$2,000,006 personally in playing, the 
market In assorted theatre and 
motion picture stocks. Senate stock 
market probers learned >s probe ot 
film financing was wound up Tueia- 
day (28). 

Loan made by his bank to mem- 
bers of syndicated operating in . Fox 
Film, ,Fox Theatres^ General. The- 
atre Bquipment, National Theatre 
Supply, International. Projiector, and 
other- securities were defended by 
the retired banker, who agreied in 
the light of subsequent experience 
Chase should liot havie advanced 
funds used to rig the market, but 
said in 1929. transiactions looked like 
good business. 

WiG^gin also . denied point-blank 
accusation made by William Fox 
that he sent word to President 
Hoover through former Chairman 
Claudius Huston of Republican Na- 
tional Committee to 'mind his own 
business' and let Wall Street han- 
dle Its owii aifalTs. Fox testimony, 
'Wiggin said, was 'absolutely false/ 
The Chase loans to brokers, play- 
ing film and theatre stocks which 
they were striving to unload to the 
public were, used for the purpose of 
"influencing' the marketi Wiggin 
agreed under sharp, questioning.; 

In the light of subsequent ejc- 
perlencef, these loans Vere bad 
business, the banker admitted, but 
in 1929: they were regarded.^as justi-; 
Aable speculation. Agreeing that 
limit should be placesd on loans fpr 
purely speculative purposes, Wiggin 
declined to suggest where line 
should be drawn and pointed but 
too rigid restriction would cramp- 
legitimate bank operations. Some 
of Chase's loans, committee learned, 
were made with hopes of rescuing 
earlier advances. Wiggin indicated 
cSircumstances forced policy of toss- 
ing good money after bad. 

The Sherman Corp. Setup 
Wiggln's losseis through Shermar 
Corp.,, his personally-owned market^ 
playing comiiany, Included $1,572,- 
757 dropped in General Theatre 



P. L Reorg; All Set 

Reorganization plan for . Publix 
Enterprises, as now scheduled looks 
to be presented for the court's okay 
within the coming month. That 
means that full reorganization .of 
P-E will take shape before the first 
of the year. 

. .Various . legal : maneuveririgs de- 
scribed 9.S. necessary on account of 
the , ihtracaeies of the bankruptcy 
laws are stated to have delayed for- 
mal piresentatlon of the plan, thus 
far although, the plan has beert set 
for months. 



RADIO STUDIO 

Dwr 

PROD.nJUI 





Limitation of Powers on tKe 
Code Authority Board 
Main Cause of Com- 
pIaint»-r-Exception Taken 
to Executive Order 
Against Cutting Produc- 
tion Costs — Say Can't 
Raise $10,000,000 An- 
nual Wfltges Without Cut- 
ting Elsewhere 



Hertz Recounts Intra-Par Co. 
Politics, Cites Economies, Etc. 
But in the Main a Cagey 



fAAY CAUSE SPLIT 



pools, W lTll6TT>roftt3 aggregated twriy- -nie<"* 



Hollywood, Dec. 4 
Following the lead of Metro, 
I>robabilitIes are that. Radio will 
switch to the unit system of pro- 
duction on the completion of Mer- 
lan C. Cooper's contract as studio 
liroduction hea,d in March. Though 
plans have not been formulated 
yet, it is understood that Cooper 
remains with the studio to produce 
Id features. A /like, number is to 
be made , by Pahdro Berman. 

Other producers on the lot will be 
given six features as their allot- 
ment, with possibilities that two 
producers will be brought in from' 
l,hes . outside. 

if the unit system goes through, 
B. B, Kahane, Radio's prexy, will 
act as prbdufctlon co-ordiriator be- 
nween the producers to allocate 
stars, directors and writers to the 
various . units and pas3 on produc- 
tion budgets,. 

Cooper, now in New York on pro- 
duction conferences, , is understood 
to favor the unit production so that 
he may devote his time to the im- 

veral pic - 



icture busineiss may be 
the rst industry to test the 
strength of the NRA via' the U. 8. 
SiipremiB Court was aclmitted in 
major .circles as Hays directors 
went into private session in New 
York yesterday afternoon (Monday). 
The NRA and major filmdom. are 
reported to be at the crossroads. 

It was predicted that efforts will 
be made to induce. President Robse 
velt to elevate the code authority 
from its present minimum of power, 
and that it will be pointed out that 
the business cannot raise wages by 
approximately $10,000,000 without 



$493,421; leaving him out of pocket 
$1,079, 33S." when books were closed. 
Shermar took part In 25 separate 
trading accounts In which nearly 50 
Wall Street firms participated. 

Added to actual market losses 
was -payment of $1,000;000 to Chase 
Securities Corp. In settlement of li- 
ability clalmar fof syndicate losses, 
committee was told. Wiggin de- 
scribed this as a 'gift,' bringing guf 
ifaws from spectators and Senators, 
but disregarding laughter, insisted 
there was no legal liability on 
Shei-mar's part. 

-^I said we'll do whatever Is right,' 
Wiggin explained In. relating sub 
ject of conference eai-ly this year 
with Ciiase director^. ' here's no 
legal liability here, but you fix it 
I didn't make any ofter: I left It to 
them to say what should be done.' 
Banker's Pri 

Quibbling, with Ferdinand. Pecora, 
committee counsel, over question ot 
liability, ba.nker said payment was 
made 'to satisfy my pride and de- 
sire to do whatever could be done 
so there would be no criticism. My 
pride was so great and. my pride in 
the bank was such that t loft it en 
tirely to the directors.' 

Detailed statement of. Shermar 
profits and losses showed a single 
pool In G. T. E. stdck.s accounted 
for more than half of WIggin's net 
losses. This account ..wound, up 
$722,056 Ir. the red as far as. .Sher 
taiar was concerned. Only substan- 
tial profits were from playing Fox^ 
" ifm "^eci-"rlfi¥s7 tw"^ ""Ihls" 
netting $332,410 

Four International Projector pools 
brought net profit of $107,969, but 
only fraction of this was due to 
shrewd market playing. Of this 
amount, $S9,832 caixie from selling 
common stock received as bonus for 
taklnpT pi-eferred which was dumped 
on the market.. Eii,'ht X. T. S. ac- 
oiuuits produced profit of $53,042, 



Want Ext<ension 



turcs. He is due back at the studio 
Dec. 11. 



CHI CENSOR REVERSES 
SELF ON COUPLA PINKS 



Chicago, Dec. 4. 
Censor board is startlrig a little 
excitement on film row again with 
several picture's getting the snips. 
•Love, Honor and Oh, Babyt' came 
through with only one cut for Unl 
versa! after having originally been 
carded ifor a pink ticket. 

'Man's Castle' comes Into the Ori- 
ental with a 'pink' for Columbia 
'Only Yesterday' got a little hoM-up 
from the censors with several cuts 
and pinks scheduled, but came 
through Avithout the 'adults only' 
tagi. 

'Elysia' lawsuit is off and the 
n.udle, will likeiy . come through with 
the official okay to open at the War- 
ner loop Orpheum On Dec. 7. 



Marxes Via UA or Par 



koilywood, Dec. . 
Marx Brothiers are confabing with 
Paramount and United Artists for 
next pic release to be made Inde- 
pendently in association with Sam 
H< Harris. 



although a single pool in these se- 
curities dropped $66,0 46. 
""""^S^acl:cUlnT^"in^ 
were., profitable, While seven were 
duds, the net loss In these stocks 
l>einB $1,240,347. 

WIggin's recapitulation prompted 
commltteie members to inquire 
among themselves how the average 
Investor" could hope to come out on 
top when the boys on the inside 
were hooked In such painful fashr 
ion. 



Extension of time before 
code becomes effective, becaiuse 
of changes ih the final formula 
as voiced in the Executive Or- 
der, will probably immediately 
be asked of Presidcfnt Roose- 
velt by major companies. This 
was officially reported late 
Monday (4), following a aecret 
session of the Hays directorate. 



having immediate rights to cut pro- 
duction costs which spokesmen in- 
terpret as prohibited for .at least the 
next three months. 

In other words, it was held likely 
that the first istep will be to per 
suade the President to make partial 
revision in his executive order, 




Kent to Cpast 

id Kent, Fox prexy, left yesr 
terday for Hollywood to b.p. the 
studio situation. He arrived frorii 
Europe only five . days previous. 
Walter Hutchinson, Fox's British 
rep, goes rith him. 

Mark Ostrer, Gaumorit-Brltish 
chief, who came over with Kent, 
Is due back in New York today 
(Tuesday) after a; Thanksgiving in 
Milwaukee , wUh some relatives. 
He' ir stay in New York about a 
week, thien cpastward also. 

Fox-Chase Fmale 
Speeds FWC GTE 

lations 




With the Pecora committee ap- 
parently through, with its inq;uiry 
into the Chase-Fox matters, the 
bank's experts on the Chase film and 
theatre properties will now be en- 
abled to devote necessary time arid 
efforts on reorganization matters, 
mostly anent Fox- West Coast and 
General Theatres Equipment. 
• Owing, to the necessity of cer- 
tain of the Chase higher-ups hav- 
ing to -be ia Washington for the 
Pecora committee sessions during 
the last few weeks, progress on the 
reorganization of these properties 
was held up. 

On Friday, Spyros Skouras left 
for the coast to confer on F-WC 
things generally. He Was accom- 
panied by Ralph Harris, the cir- 
cuit's eastern legal chief. . 

The reorganization of General 
Theatres Equipment looks to wait 
until the F-WC reorganization gets 
set, as the two are rather inter- 
twined through criedltor relation- 
ships, all of which relationship 



On the stand again yesterday 
afternoon (Monday), but as before 
falUhg to remamlser details In con- 
nectibn .with Important matters that 
came before him, John D. Hertz 
was pressed by bondholder attor- 
neys to further build up a picture 
that wovjld Indicate Paramount 
eventually reached bankruptcy as a 
result largely of mismanagement, 
executive cpnfiict and doubtful show 
business ability. Throughout the 
session, probably the final siege for 
Hertz, the former ichairman of 
finance .for Par was an affable biit 
iqareful witness who stIU insists he 
did a good Job for Paramount. H^ 
added yesterday that he, resigned 
because '1 felt Zukor didn't appre- 
ciate my efforts and I wanted to 
go home/ 

Saul E. Rogers led most of the 
questioning, frequently strongly In- 
sinuatinL' Hertz should remember 
more about major Par matters, 
problems and activities if he was 
serving properly as a chairman of 
finance, and as frequently almost 
that he had no place in the organi- 
zation because he wasn't, a show- 
man. 

All Against Kent 

After Hertz had revealeid it was 
agreed he (Hertz) should ask S. R. 
Kent to resign as distribution chief, 
following unanimous demand . in 
that direction from Adolph Zukor, 
Sam Katz, Ralph Kohn and Eman- 
uel Cohen, Rogers veered to any 
possible politics that may have been 
an underlying cause. Without going 
to it bluntly, he pointed out that 
when Kent was asked to quit the 
company It was showing a sub- 
stantial profit, asking what difter- 
(Continued on page 69) 



LAEMMLES UNDERPAY 
THEIttSEVES-DEFENCE 

Benjamin Grah)a.m> a stockholder 
of Universal Pictures, sought last 
week to obtain from Supreme Court 
Justice Wasservogel an order re- 

In legal circle s the opinion is held I ships, all of which ^reiauonsnip i g ^^^t^jng c^rl Laemml e and Carl 
that because or Hn^-cKSIigesnirtW "^?^»Y'^°'S*'^^^t^?^?!^.tT I^emmle, Jr., as preiideStand 



picture cod*, as introduced by the 
order, signatures for the final form- 
ula may again have to be obtained 
by the Government. Doubt was. also 
expressed In this quarter that if the 
majority of the picture firms refuse 
such signatures the JJRA will force 
the final draft of the code upon the 
industry, despite the fact that the 
NRA act gives the administration 
full authority to do so. 

It was here that the hint, long 
anticipated In other Industries since 
the inception of NRA, was made. If 
the picture business should ..give 
those" signatures voluntarily then, 
lawyers hold it might waive all 
rights to appeal to the U. S. Su- 
preme-Court. 

While the Hays meeting vdras In 
session, however, it wa^ declared 
by some of the appointees on the 
Code Authority that: 

'They have all sighed without 
qualification. When those signa- 
tures were submitted a month ago 
it Was with this understanding.' 

In such quarters it wat. also held 
that if the- code authority aVrives 
at unanimous - conclusions It need 
.have no .worry .about poWen But 
.<5houl(l the membership of the auT 
thority be divided at the start then, 
it was predicted, if will only be a 
matter of months, or even weeks, 
before the Government will step* in 
and put the business under NRA- 
martlal ryle. 

Qould Split Producers 

^=Shoul(Lv=tiie^-industry==try=^tOL-wleld^ 
the stick of reprisal against the 
NRA, a break in its ranks are cer- 
tain declare leading codlsts and 
authorities In the busine-ss, 

The names of at least two major 
leaders are mentioned who can be 
counted upon to fight the ot)position 
to the NRA. One of these^ told 
Variett that he 'favor.s every detail 

(Continued On page 43) 



the bank is the largest individual 
creditor of both outfits. 



LOOKING AHEAD 
TO '35 STORIES 



Some of the companies are be- 
ginning to look into story require- 
ments for the coming- .(1934r'35) 
production season. 

Most plan to dp majority of buy- 
ing this winter, prior to the spring, 
vfhen companies ordinarily start to 
load up on stories. 

Third Dimension 
Camera Removes 
Angle Eye Strain 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
' First demonstration of W. F. Al- 
der's third dimension phofjgraphy 
Was given last wce^k when the in- 
ventor ran a reel of hi.s film to iUua- 
trate his proces.s.., 

Reel discio.s':'3 that the Inventor, 
who has bo^n working on the pro- 
cess for U year.s lia.s increased the 
angle of visibility on the screen. 
1^rrfitJiYiTf^=IaX^I=aiStortlfJ^ 
the arrffT} can be viewed from, all 
anfflcH without distortion or eye 
.strain. Process al.so Increases tho 
foctf.s llmitatioh of len.s In closeupa 
iind;hiedlum .setups by. 10 feet. 

Trocess Is attractive to studlb.s as 
a time saver through the elimina- 
tion of focus and to theatres where 
it makes all. scat.s the .snmc In re- 
spect to vLsual advantage. 



Laemmle, Jr., as president and v. p. 
of the corporation, respectively, 
from further paying themselves their 
present salaries. Graham asked 
that the elder Laemmle be limited 
to $80,000 a year and the son $25,- 
000. . The court reserved decision.. 

In refutation of Graham's move 
counsel for the. Laemmles siib- 
niltted„. affidavits tending to- show 
that the salaries father and sori'pay 
themselves are considerably less 
than those received by other pic- 
ture company executives. Among 
the affidavits was one from J'oseph 
M. Schenck, who swore that in his 
opinion the money 'paid Its top exeps 
by Universal was 'inadequately and 
unreasonably low.' 

An affidavit from the elder 
Laemmle advised the court that in 
his 27 years as film company exec 
he had never voted hiniself a bonus 
nor collected what could be cpnsld- 
orod a 'tremendous salary.' 

Laemmfe'is Salaries 
It developed during the hearlhg 
on the. motion that Laemmle, Sr., 
Ls on the. Universal payroll for 
$150,000 a year, and the son, $.65,000. 
Graham's court movie is pred Icated 
on the. fact that he, as the holder 
of 500 .shares of Universal preferred 
stock,, had not collected a dividend 
•since the second, quarter of 1932. It 
was further brought out that the 
elder Laemmle's salary had been 
voted him in 1925. 

Laemmle's coijnser denied Gra- 
ham's chjargej that dividends could 
have been paid. If it weren't for the. 
=excc.s6i\^e^=saIocics^=pE.evaiUngJri^the= 
Unlvcr.sai. organization and pointed 
out that with the rate of exchaxigo 
now favoring American industry in 
Europe Unlversal's income next 
year should show a decided in- 
crease. It was this previously ex- 
istent, exchange handicap, declared 
the. lawyer. Which, was largely re- 
sponsible for Unlversal's failure to 
declare dividends the past year. 



VARIETr 



Dealing 




Near StanW 
Remain 



V ; '^y AU GBEASOWi : 
Dealings on the Stock 'Exchanee 
yesterday (Monday) fell shprt of 
thilee-QUarters of a million shareg 
While prices held practically sfta- 
ti6nary. Volume in Lbew, for ex- 
ample, amounted to less than 500 
shaxes, ail at the same level, 29. 
Warner Bros, was scarcely, inore 
active, turnover for the day being 
just over a thousand; 

Bonds were equally featureless 
both as to volume ahd change tn. 
quotations. RFC price for, domestic 
gold remained at $34.01, Mhchanged 
for third, day, and imost foreign ex- 
change rates broke shirply. Sterl- 
ing was down nearly 12 cents at 
one timet quoted around $5.09. Com- 
modity markets took tbeir cue from 
stocks. Wheat held In narrov 
range a,hd finished the day substan- 
tially urichangied. ' News was neg- 
ligible. 

In Same Rut 

Stocks spent another week prac- 
tically marking tiihe while trader? 
sought without any success to for- 
mulate some sort of definite attitude 
toward the future. The RFC pushed 
its price for. domestic hew gold to. a 
new top above $34 and foreigii e*-^ 
changes moved rather sharply baick 
ftnd forth, but prices of equities 
gained no special stimulus .from 
these bullish events. ' 

Volume for the five, trading days 
was the smallest since Wajr back in 
April and Saturday'^ trading was 



Yesterday's Prices 

.Net 

Saies. HiKh.LoW.Last chite 

■ 100 Am. Seat. .^3% 3% ^% - % 

100 Col. Plots. 2« 20 26- — % 

200 Con.f.I.pf. 0% 9%. »^+ % 

1,100 Bast. K.. 70 78V4 TO 

806 LoeiW^B ... .20 2p 29 +14 

4.100 Par-P .ctf. .1% 1% 1J4 , / 

200 Pathe A<. 11% lOJi 10%-. % 

5.200, RCA ..... 0% 6% eji, 

200. .KKO 2H 2V4 2% 

1.800 'W. B^.... 6 8% 8% — 
;BONDS 

$.1,000 Keith . 40 46 4B 

^1.000 Loew . 81 n Bl 

8.O0O Par-.F^Ii. i .»* W .24 

.3,000 . Do Ctfs. . 23% 23% 23% +% 

1,000 Pathe .....81 81 81 
CpRB. 

200 Tech. .... Wi — M 

300.Trans-Ii- ..: 1% 1%— % 



DISMISSES BKPTCY SUIT 
VS. PACEKF ELECTRIC 



Petition to dtsirilss ah .applica- 
tion to throw the Pacent Electric 
Co. Intfi . bankruptcy -was approved 
yesterday afterhbon : (Monday) h&i 
f6re> Referee Sieriry K. Xtovls WJer 
leave ' to present such. It petitjlpn, 
requested by Pacent and 'creditorsi 
had been obtained f«>ni the V. S. 
District Court. 

Paeent is, thie- company which 
mahufactures talker equipment for 



p ■ c T~ y a E $ 

iBIacklistbg Valbiits 
Code Ob^ors 'Target 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
One of the principal, grunts 
ligainst the Code , Is the f Act . that 
although several sectidns of Axticle 
5 were euspenfled thei bladklisting 
provlsioii is still.ln. 

With the cojae becoming effective 
Dec. 7 it means now that on and 
iofter that date any conttractee fail-, 
ihg to live up to his tontract and 
walking can be stopped from work- 
ing for another producer, under an 
order forbidding any studio tp en- 
gage such a walking contraetee. 

code section gives this power to 
the Cod© Authority Bubjfect to ap- 
proval by thcf Administrator. Such 
an order would follow a hearing at 
which both sides would be permit- 
ted to igive testimony. 

It was pblhted out here that in 
exempting writerq, dramatists and 
autiibrs from the .i-aldfih^ section, 
^•-ay was left open to penalize in- 
dividuals in these groups who 
might welch -on their agreements 
with studios 



fTdesday^ Beceniber 5, 1939 



BAINBRilMiE DEFEATED 
INnCTURETMMO\ 



Grid-Mfiid«d| 



When U's, 'The Ghoul;' >.was 
submitted ^6 ' Kl: oiroUit jai|v)8ioh. ■ 
mahiigeif ' • ilbir * bookln^raft/last ; 
week, he replied that he didn't 
even care to see It In the pror 
• JeotI(>n Tooinr,-rlet -alone play It; 
■= ,'JVty,raiudiehC)as,*'ft€i isald, fare.- 
fed up with these football pic- ' 




mmm 




smCEXHIBS STILL 
EMPLOYING PICKETS 



Minneapolis, Dec. 4. 
The city council for. a second time 

April and Saturday's tramng was i theatres and at one „tlme, ejirly in turned down the proposal of A. 
the narrowest in point of number of the sound era, was regarded as a Bainhrldge, showman -mayor, to t>ut 

Isisues that appeared on tbe^Jape tx^j.gg^t^^jj,g ^^ii^petitor of EJrpi andl . -, .-^ — - 

since about the same time- There I 



There 

rs*a falriy general view in the Street 
that tbat kind of trading marks the 
making of a basis for a new upturn, 
and downtown affects to find cor- 
robotation for that opinion In a 
study of the charts of Important 
Individual issues. Allied Chemical 
is one of them and the big steel 
units make another. 

One of the things that are'mak , 
ing for something of a ' market 
stalemate Is the overhanging threat 
of Government regulation of Stock 



RCA Phptbphone. 



Brandt Throws Down 
IGaniitlet to Local 306 



A declaration - war against 
Local 306 was declared Monday (4) 
uiaiion oww-i by Harry Braoidt, head of the In- 
Exch^ges whIch."of courto means dependent Theatre^ Owners' Asso- 
the New T^ork Stock Exchange spe- elation which Is one of the or|gan- 
clficaily. Pecora as counsel of the .izatlons the projectionists union Is 
Seriate Banking inquiry , has made guing under the NRA Eagle and 
known that he is preparing . a re- claiming, $1,000,000 damageia. 

:"r._^r^V..^l" Si *Sr« Uha Whnien NRA committee was k/r t» 



after the turn of the year. the Whalen NRA committee was 

For months the Exchange has misunderstood, 
frowned upon short, selling and, one 



|; burdens on pictures, voting against 
a. move to have the city attorney 
draw up ah ordinance to tax all 
pictures shown here at $1 a reel at 
an estimated cost of (60,000 for the 
loca.1 film Industry. 

Previously a .special council comr 
mittee had tabled , an ordinance 
sponsored by Mayor Bainbridge 
providing, for censorship of the 
screen along with the tax. 

However, the council committee 
on ordinances, and legislation voted 
to instruct the city attorney to draft 
an ordinance calllnjg for a fee of 
$1 per reel for all pictures, except 
jnewsreels, shown. In Minneapolis. 
The purpose of the action was to 
enable the aldermen to •study' the 
according to Alderman 



MinneapbliSr Dec.; . 
picketln«r of the local Warner 
Brothers* exchange . by Twin City 
Independent exhibitors 'strlkinir' 
itgainst the percentage terms fpr 
•Pootllght Parade' and some other 
of the company'6' pictures Is still 
in progress a week .after the. out- 
break. . . • 

The Insurgent theatre owners 
have employed a ' man to parade 
back and forth In frOnt of the 6x» 
change with a banner charging 
Wartaer Brothers with being •un- 
fair' to exhibitors ftnd asking foi? 'a 
new deal' for theatre bwiiers.. 

The picket says he doesn't know 
or care what the squabble is about, 
but needs the Work and hopes that 
the Job iaists indefinitely, ^he 'strlk- 
Ingf* theatr.; owners are paying him, 

he says. _^ 
Neither side thus far has ^sho^ 
any IncUnELtlon tP' recede from lt6 
stand. Warner Brothers has the 
signed contracts of the ^strikinr 
exhibitors for the pictures Involved 
on the, tferms against whlph objec- 
lllona now have been raised. Leo 
Blank, exchange manager, says the 
company is ptepared to carry out 
Its part of the agreements and ex- 
pects the exhibitors to do likewise. 



Bloodless Victory Drive 



I M. D. Robb, chairman. 

When the full council met riday 
(1) Alderman O. A. Pearson inoyed 
[ that the city attorney be directed 
hot to prepajre such an ordinance. 

•I object to the mayor trying to 
build up a political machine by this 
I means,' said. Alderman Pearson. 
I 'He has appointed special police at 

* .11 iin wirn lines I-- , all the tavems .axound town and 

™SiiSLffiSSJ^S^Sb^^^ ^« enough for him.' Al^ 



direction any control from Wash 
ington will take is sure to be^jbe 
curbing of speculative pools* That 

Is to say It's aheady tough enough ^ ^. 

for an operating cllique to turn an paramount Is prepwing for a disr 
honest penny and all the signs point itributlon campaign to btairt Jan. 1 
to Its becoming tougher and tougher ^ period of three months, 

%f iir IS^ u^"with hS Ito be known as Victory Driv^. It 



"to haye speculative holdings four or pushes oF'tHtantnra-ao: 



Drive has been determined on to 
clean up on bookings, unsold pos- 
sibilities and Increase business of 
accounts that are not Par 100%. 

Milt Kussel will be . in charge of 
the east, Oscar Morgan south, 
Myke Lewis west and Charlie. Rea- 



six months from noW. Current pools, 
if any, have to report their opera- 
tions to the Exchange so that pres 
ent activities are on the record 
Amusements Cramped 
The once volatile amusements are 
especially hard hit by this situation 
Former bis mohey men in the in- ,-7—-.— - 

dSsff^are crippled for funds In the gan mid west and northyre st. 
general depression: and aren't 
heeled for big opeiatlonig. But there 
are a few left who could play with 
theatre stocks which always have 
had a reputation as speculative high 
flyers. Evien these few ha:ve no in 
*entlve under the present layout, al 
though there are many elements In 
the situation that could be capital 
ized' for a market play. 

Picture companies, for Instance, 
are singularly benefited by the enpr 



" NeFihW Robb amni-t 



20th Century, Goldwyn 
Take Over U. A. Sto(Bo 



Holly wood, Dec. ; 
Long;-awalted transfer of the 
trnlted Artists studio to 20th Cen- 
tury Pictures and Samuel Gpldwyn 
equally Was completed Friday it). 
Property is the studio on Santa 
Monica blvd. Deal has been in the 
making for the past few months. 

Property Was orlglhaJly the Plck- 
ford-Falrbanks studip, later United 
Artists; 20th Century moved . Into 
the plaht shortly after its organi- 
zation,' 



N. Y. Puk-Ad Shifts 



.Lo0 Angeles, I>eq. 4, 
New theatre operating deal whicV 
J. would . ihcbrppratp . 24 Jfox-West 
Coast, houses and nihe United Art* 
Ists' spots throughout California lii 
a' combination; to ' be called thQ 
United West Cpast Theatres Corpy 
is proposed In a petition filed .With 
Ileteree in Bankruptcy Samuel W. 
McNabb by F-WC trrfsteesi 

Combo Is practically the same aa 
existed before' F-WC went Int6 
bankruptcy in February,, 1933, with 
F-WC to hold 70% and UA. 30% ol 
the capital stock iss\ie of 2,000 
shares at $25 per sharie^^'requestedt. 
r-WC Would actively operate the 
theatres for a service , charge hpt 
to exceed. 4% of the gross, 
' Petition, to be acted Upon by Ref- 
eree McNabb following submission 
to creditors' meeting Dec 6^ asserts 
that theatre£;..in the propPised setup 
W-ould be leased to the cbrpor-, 
atiph .• J^t 'rentals "hased on ade- 
quate, returns on' the Investment, 
plus a sUm equal to 76% of the net 
[profits. Latter Would be allocated 
52%% to F-WC and 22%% to United 
Artlstd, under a five-year lease 
ternii revocable after t)ie/ first year 
if no profits, show. 

Included In the F-WC properties 
to be pooled aire the La Brea anid 
Rltz in Los Angeles; West Coast, 
Egyptian ahd Imperial In Long 
Beach; Pjasadena , and. Strand in 
Pasadena; lendoJe and Alexaridet 
in Glendale, and Granada and In- 
glewood in inglewood. 

United Artists would contribute 
to the incorporation its theatres in 
Inglewood, Berkeley,. Long Beach 
and Pasadena, and the United Art- 
ist houses on WUshlre blvd. ahd 
Whlttler blvd. and Egyptian iU 
1 L. A., as well as thiei Capitol and 
California In Glendale. 

UA Is, said to be desirous of niaK-i 
ing the. agreement because It has at 
present nP adequate operating or* 
ganization. 



to the mayor's defense. The former 
said Balnbrldge's proposal was en- 
titled to more respect than Pearson 
was willing to give It. Alderman 
Scott disapproved Pearson's charge 
of politics. However, the. Pearson 
motion carried 13 to 12 and there's 
be ho license .ordinance drawn. 



PUhi 15,000 Free Ust 



Philadelphia, Dep. 4. 
One of the .first moves of the netT 
Warner Brothers' regime here haa 
been the elimination of the press 
pass list, except for actual review- 
ers' ?tlckettf. 

NewBpapiers, from now on, win 
phone the central office In the Earle 
Theatre building for any additional 
l^equests. Move was taken t o cut 
down weekly pass list, said to total 
16,000. Press list is said to count 
for between 16% and 25% of this 
total. 



Uberalizmg Iowa 



Des Molries, la., Dec, 4. 
Iowa is due for an about-face op: 
Its blue law regulations, the senate 
judiciary committee having recom-' 
mended for passage the Anderson 
are smguiany ucncuwc^ «.^«..v» .bin, which win wipe out the. 'dese- 
mous advance of foreign currencies cratlon of the Sabbath's statute, rare- 
against the dollar. Foreign picture |iy invoked and then only as a dur 



business, from making a trivial part 
of the total income, is said now to 
represent as much ias 60% of total 
revenue for some units. Nothing 
has been said Pf this phase In mar- 
ket pommertt. With the exception of 
a run up In Columbia ft week or SP 
ago based on foreign revenue In- 
crease. Long before pounds ahd 
francs went Ihto their recent witch 
dance. It was known that most of 
the big companies carried on heavy 
speculations in foreigh exchange as 
an unavoidable part of their opera-^ 
tldns. Normal balance- of Loew s 
Metro account could and probably 
did supply the means of very profit- 
able operatlbns In the , last five 
months. Exchange Item doesn't get 
a hearing in Paramount comment, 
though it probably plays a pirt. 
__Thls_CMXxenLjeEfe^^ 
rtod, of cPurde, is not one In which 
theatre stocks get much ballyhoo, 
but if there la to be a, late winter 
movement In them, this would be 
the normal time for accumulation 
Of Jong lines. There is no evidence 
of such accumulatibn in Loew, for 
instance and Warners performs 
very much llkb a stale pool cam- 
paign m its fading phase. - 
Last week there wasn't enough 
action in any active film issue to 
(Continued on page 20) 



ess measure' in certain communi- 
ties. 



McCarey Walks on Shorts 
Producer ; Budget Trouble 

Ray McCarey last week walked 
put as dlrectpr of Meyer Davis' 
Magna shprts when dlfferenfces 
arose with the producer oyer bud - 
gets^ McCarey had completed 
three of the series of 13 shprts he 
Was engaged to direct. 

McCarey goes to the coast this 
week, with Ukellhopd of landing 
With Hal Roach. He left. Warners 
to direct for Magna at the Erpi 
studio in the Bronx. 



Van Ofiten to Hospital 

San FranciscP, Dec. 4. 

Thomas D. Van Osten, secretary- 
manager of California Theatres 
association. Is In the hospital 8uf>- 
ferlng from a nervous breakdown 
and general ill health. He has been 
confined to hl8 bed at home for past 
two' months. 

Association dutled are being Par- 
ried on by Hulda McGinn. 



1st Runs on Broadway 

(Subject to Change) 

Week Dec. 8 

ParambuBt^*Sittlng Pretty' 
(Par) (2d week). 

Capitol — 'Dancing Lady' 
(Metro) (2d week). 

Rialto— 'Girl Without a Room* 
(Par) (6), 

Royy — ^'Charming Deceiver' 
(MaJ). 

Music Hall — 'Counsellor-at- 
Law' (U). 

Rivoli^'Duck SoupV(3d wk.) 
(Pax). 

HollyWood-^'House on '6iSth. 
St.* (WB) (2d. week). 



Vivian Moses has Joined the Col 
h rt. publicity Btatt I n charge of spe;r 
dial campaigns. 

Art Schmidt moved Into Loew's 
home office publicity and advertis- 
ing department. He vPUl continue 
to operate the little picture house 

in Detroit, Rlvoll, which he recently \Y'amerS Reticeut AnCUt 
acquired. 

Larry Cowen reslghed as pub- 
licity-advertising director for the 
Brooklyn RKO theatres. Bob Slsk 
appointing Johnny Cassidy to suc- 
ceed. Theatres are In the Charles 
MacDonald division. 



Week Dec^ 
Paii*amount-^'HIs Double Life'. 
(Par). . 

Capitol— r'Should Ladies Be- 
have?' (Metro). 

Roxy— Jimmy Sally' 
(Fox). 

Music Hall — 'Counsellor at 
Law' (U) (2d week). 



(4th week). 

Hollywood — 'House on 66th 
St.) (WB) (3d week). 



$2 Pictures 
'Eskimo' (Metro) (Astor) (4th 

'Oetign for ' Living* (Par) 
(Criterion) (8d week). 



McLaglen in -Vanities' 

Hollywood, Dec, 4. 
Victor McLaglen plays the lead 
in 'Murder at the Vanities' at Para- 
mount. Has Bela Lugol's role In the 
dtage version. 



Ohatterton, Brent Pacts 

Hollywood,, pec, 4. 
On completion of 'journal of 
Crime,' Ruth Chatterton leaves the 
Warner organization. It Is reported 
the company has made no overtures 
for the rene^«il of the expiring con- 
tract or for a new one. 

GePrge Brent, her hUsband, Is sti 
on the suspended list at Warners. 
Company declines to talk settle- 
ment yrltti either the player or his 
agent- for cancellatlph of his agree- 
ment pr reinstatement; 



FAB SETS SYLVIA THAIB^& 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
Sylvia Thalbereg has been sjpotted 
by Paramount to w;ork on the 
adaptation of 'Hpnor Bright', with 
Austin Parker. 
Louis D., Lighten produces. 

L. A. to y. 

Max Baer, 
Harry Briand. 
Danny Danker. 
Melvyn Douglas. 
Helen (3rahagan. 
Irving Hbftman. 
Charles Mlntz. 
Geprge Qppenhelmer. 
-Sarry-Taklffr^- 
Wllllam Wyler. 
Robert Wyler. 



Francis Martin-Hellman 
Gagging Par 'Good Dame* 

Hollywood, bee. 4; 
Francis Martin and Sam Hellman 
have been spotted to gag 'Good 
Dame' fpr B. P. Schulberg at Para- 
mount. 

Gagging Job. for .Martin Is putslde 
his directorial deal. 



No Ferry Flickers 

pictures on New York ferryboats 
have been ruled out by the Depjirti* 
ment of Plant & Structure on the 
grounds projection pf . film on the 
boats wpuld jie agalns t^ ^"L^ J ^^j ??;^- 



N. V. to L. A. 

Harry C. Arthur. 
Herman Gluckmin. 
Walter Hutchinson. 
Sid Kent. 
Al Kingston. 
William Morris, Jr. 



Scheme, which- was Joe Shea's, 
called for 20-mlnute shows on the 
ferrybPats at 6c. admission. 



WB DSOFS IR^NE LEE 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

Irene Lee has been dropped as 
story editor at Warners-First Na- 
tional. 

No successor has been 



P I C T « R E S 



VASIETT 




Analysis of the Picture Code 
Discloses That the Govt Hasn) 
HKsed a Thing to Insure Effect 



Washington, iDec. 4.- 
Recovery Administrator Hugh 
3;ohnson personally wJll- keep ; close 
;watQh .on administration df thie mo- 
tldn-picture code, and "probably will 
take a hand In . Investigating the 
•salary' aiid 'raldingV ab\ises with 
which the industry Is plag^iedl , 

Details of the . manner in . which 
investigations of these problems are 
■to be conducted have^ been withheld 
in NRA eircles, but indications are 
that Johnson will appoint a special 
committee to niake the probe de- 
aired by Presldertt Roosevelt. The 
Cbcle Authority may participate, but 
it is improbable the Job will.be left 
. solely to this agency. 

The Presidential order, cbndltloh- 



Extras' Code Peeve 



Hoily^bod, Dec. 4. 
Extras, -vylth th6 code going into 
effect, have run into a bid snare, in 
the $25 minimum, wage clause f6r 
those dolnig bits. 

Studio feeling is that for this 
money, where only a line or so is 
needed to be spoken, they can., get 
experienced actors with the result 
that extras looking for opportunity 
of. recognition- w«l presumably be 
out o* luck, 

Screea- Actors Guild , held a spe- 
cial mefeting gunday (3) night for 
extras, with 350 attending and mkny 
of theipa signing .membership iappll 



F. T. Commith Angle 



Possibility that the Federal 
Trade Cominisslon, arch foe of 
block-booking, will conduct the 
investigation or Inveistlgations 
was indicated by individuals 
close to the NRA, who pointed 
out the iRecovery Act specifics 
the President may call upoh 
this agency to ."make such in-- 
vestigatlons as may be neces- 
sary' to Insure efficient admin- 
istration of the law.' 

The likellhopd that this 
"i" course will be followed could 
riot - be (letermincd in view of 
Johnson'i^ statement that he 
isn't ready to talk yet about 
the niethods h6 has in mind, 
but it was recalled the Trade 
Commission has been compil- 
ing dope for Congress on high 
salaries in many lines of . In- 
dustry. 



ihff the code did not presorlbe the I cations. Adolphe ftlenJou presided 
.method by which desired studies and spoke, as well as other board 
are to be conducted, merely saying | of governors meriibers 



Setting the Machinery of the 
Picture Code; Altemate&OK, - 
Industry's Pro and Con on Lowell 



CODE GUARANTEES 100^ 
niM COORDINATION 



Three hats' are In the ring for 
the chairmanship of the Code Au- 
thority. R. H. Cochrane and Ed 
KuykendalV are' Iri; the slate with 
GRairleS O'Reilly, who was the first 
mentioned for the post. 

Cochrane received petitions from 
within the business to consldei: the 
ob if offered to him. Others favor 
liCuykendall because of his position 
with the MPTOA and his ability to 
deal with mr ' Vrs as well as Wash- 
ington contacts:, 



Extras were, asked. join the 
Guild so. as not to allow the extra 
ranks to be split ^by the start of 
several factional organizations. 



FREE OF 
16MM 







Seemingly inspired by the fact 
they are virtually exempt from the 
film code and its. penalties, the non- 
theatrical and 16 mm. field are 



that operation of the $10,000 i>enalty 
clause and the. raiding provisions 
would be suspended 'pending fur- 
ther report froni the Administrator 
after Investigation'. 

Uncertainty exists relative to the 
extent Of these examiriatlbns, since 
Johnson in. a statement Issued, at 
Warm Sprlrigps said the president is 
asking 'a full report in 90 days on 
all unfair practices in the Industry,', 
but the executive order specified 
.only the matters of 'excessive com- 
■pensatlon to executives and other 
•employees', and 'unfair competitive 
methods for the service of classes 
of employees rendering services of 
an artistic, interpretative, technical, 
supervisory, or executive nature'. 

This question appal'chtly "ivlll hot 
be cleared up until the Code Au- 
thority takes office and has its du- 
ties outlined by the NRA. Johnson 

.-refuses to be pinned ddwn and is, ^hlch is. 

the only ind vidual who^^^^^^ ^ quarters; to the 

tho industry s , doubts on the po^^^^ ^^^^ 
Pate of meeting has not been set. p^^^.^^ ^^^^ standard industry 
F^vt Changes throiigh the code authority: 

TPovf changes were 'm^^^e In the Although names are withheld the 
jjact after the third revision inras majors are aware of several snaall 
made public by Deputy Admlnls- film promotions one which, they, re 
trator Sol A. Rosenblatt iii mid- port, involves a new cpncern with 
October. Printed copies of the some $2,000,000 In capital. This they 
finally-approved agreement will not say has approached a number of 
be available until the latter part of indie producers with the proposl- 
Ihe week, but comparison between tlon they sell them all 16 mm. rights 
the third and fourth revision in- to their releases. The deals are 
Rosenblatt's, hands shows, most of such, however, that the new group 
the last-minute revlslphs were re- be allowed to release the small 
latcd principally to clarification of edition at the same time the large 
meaning and grammatical improve- I Is playing, in other words a non 
jncnts. theatrical establishment could play 

Dispute oyer the extent to which any picture theatre day and date, 
the ilTederal Government may go in . Some predict that thousa:nds of 
censoring motion pictures was one stores of the 1.907 nlckledeon type 
Of. the previously-mysterious rea- will open their doors and at the 
sons for prolonged delay in moving same old nlckle tops 
the code from Rosenblatt's hands to Lack of new material and abll- 
the \yhlte" House desk, It was re- ity to obtain most of the old 



The President's executive order 
concerning the ifllm code has ar- 
rested the final bit of apprehensloti 
that, monkey business can inject it 
self into any of the workings of the 
Code Aiathorlty. Eyen indieSj as 
well as some in major circles who 
have .beeii skeptical right along, 
concede , this. 

No member of the authority^ ac 
cording to . some of the film men 
who have votes, will venture to poll 
the wrong way. The eye of the 
Government is on every man on 
that authority. H§ dare not dellb 
erately cast ;lils vote against a sound 
argument aind a truthful case. Be 
cause of. the NRA's rights no co 
dlst would dare allow himself to be 
biased for the record; He would be 
stigmatized by a dishonorable dis- 
charge from the government as 
well as expulsion ,f rom an industry 
organization. 

In order that there be absolutely 
no misapprehension yrithin the In 
dustry In the future, various mem- 
bers of the authority are already 
advocating that their sessions be 
opened to the ' trade press. In this 
wky the full record of the pro 
ceedlngs would immediately . be 
available to the entire business and 
the attitude of each member of the 
authority, as well as his interpreta 
tlon, would be an open book. 



vealed last week 

President Roosevelt entertains 
very definite ideas regarding need 
for more drastic regulation; and su- 
pervisloh) Avhlle Johnson and Rosen 
blatt shied away from using the 



^Vorth while features, plus Inad- 
equate small sound, have long been 
obstructions to non-theatrical and 
16 ' mm. enterprlzes. Now, how 
ever, there ai'e a half dozen or more 
small sound on film equipments 



code to tring about this' degree of Pathe is to market the latest of 
control. Legal objections were them. Fully equipped, including 
cited, since the Imposition of moral screen, projection machines, horns, 
standards by the code unquestlon- etc., the outfit Is scheduled to sell 
ably would lead, to, plenty of court for $460.. This is understood to be 
,rief. the equipment which RCA Photo 

Appointment, of Dr.. A. Lawrence phone has .been developing for the 
Lowell, president emerltlis of Har^ | past three years, 
yai tl and outstanding exponent of 
ntrlct Government control, was' iii 
.the nature of a compromise. Dr: 
Lowell's duty will be to supervise 
the Industry's own efforts to clean 
house and. place a curb oh sex and 
crime Stuff.- his was .riiade^ plain 
by Johnson, who announced the 
President asked Dr. Lowell to serve 
pn the Code Authority 'In order to 
observe the operation of the ^n 



C. A. Not Notified 



Monday afternoon .(4) members of 
the Code Authority had received no 
notification of their first ineeting. 

The Authority was originally 
scheduled to meet 10 days after the 
President had signed the code, which 
would have set the date for Wed 
nesday (6).. 



No ReUtivity 

Hollywood, Dec. 4 
J. G. Schiller, nephew of. Ed 
Schiller, who took over the man 
agement of Loew's State oh Nov. 29 
goes out today (4) at the- request of 
his uncle, who feela the Jad 
shouldn't have such a .big . house.. 

He's being transferred to the Crl 
terlon, Santa .Monica, replacing Bib 
Smith,, w.ho goes into' the State 
Smith managed this house last 
year. 



C. A. Chairman? 



AVashington. Dec. 4. 
Film Code Authority, probjibly will 
meet end of week, but date: not cer- 
tain yet. 

Hearing on circus code Dec. 21; 
parks, pools, " beaches, Dec. 19. 



CONJECTURE ON 
THEFILM 





Any attenipt to analyze or inter- 
pret any of the clauses In the film 
code until they, have been officially 
tested by the Code Authority, and 
quite possibly by the NRA itself, 
is futile at this time. ' So say high 
codists, some of whom will ait on 
;he Authority,. who. were approached 
for some definite light oh the situ- 
ation. 

Cases will have to come up •con- 
cerning the various. cliauses,. and de- 
cisions rendered before precedents, 
establishing rulings" on the . .record, 
before the industry can hope to 
know what it is. all. about. It may 
likely, drag well over the next six 
months before .the majority of 
clauses have been called into the 
limelight through alleged violations 
of the same. 

Lawyers who have worked. on the 
code step by step all during the 
summer and the Washington hear 
ingS will riot render interpretations. 
As regards the activity of the 
.Authority toward arriving at a; de 
cislbn, " that is another story. Co 
dists who are members of the Hays 
Organization point out that in the 
history of that body, Hays never 
permitted a split vote in his direc- 
torate to remain on the record. In 
the event of dissension eltorts have 
been made to reconcile the differing 
parties which have ultlniately pre 
vailed. 

Any repeated . Inability.^ to agree 
may easily result in the NRA be 
coming disgusted with the entire 
Authority cet-up and either replac 
Ing it completely with another sUch 
group or else Just naming a single 
administrator to do all the. decid 



CODE SETUP UNFAIR TO 
INDIES, STEFFES HOLDS 



Code 'Slight' Incenses HoDywood 
Actors, Producers and Directors 



Minneapolis, Dec. 4. 
As a result of . the Signing of the 
industry code by the: PresiQent, the 
gagement of the Industry itself to 1 Northwest AUied. States has post- 
comply Avlth Its own rules of cen- PO>^ed Its annual Convention, from 
sorship of improper pictures and Dec -5 to -15. W. A.. Steffes; presl- 
ialog*. .dent and general rnanager, stated 

r Lowell ' that It was desirable to hiaye a copy 
' of the code arid to make a study of 

Dr.. Lowell's appolrttment was a it before the territory's independ- 
great surprise, since his nanie has ^nt ex^.ibltors meet, 
not come into discussion except in .Following- this study of the code 
connection with the many protests L^nd whatever action niaiy. be taken 
against omission from the code of ^t. ^ meeting of the. national Allied 
article pr6hlbltlng. block booking; states' directors In Detroit, Dec. 12 
but even gr^a^er ^consternation de- a,nd 13, Steffes s ays i t wjjlL devolve 
veKped" when 'it was p61h.tffd"=°t«rt' ypojjff^Jj^rtfiw^^ .Ailied ^ States 
that the code specified none of the Uyi^iethej: It.s members. Independent 
Government members shall have an theatre owners In the territory, shall 
interest in the Industry 'nor repre- sign the code-.or operate outside it. 
sent any interest adverse to the In- Steffes, who will attend the Allied 
terest of those, engaged therein'. - In states' directorate meetirtg,. says he 
view of some of Dr. Lowell's |g dissatisfied with the personnel of 
speeches and. remiarks, it is won- the code authority board which will 
dered If. he can qualify as not rep- J have the final voice in oxhlMtor- 
(Continued on page 20) distributor disputes. 



Hollywood, iOec. 4,- 
■ Actors, and directors, 

incensed at the President's order 
eliminating- writers from the provi- 
sion, of Article 5 of the film. Industry ; 
code, are saying there should be 
something done about the apparent 
distinction between writers and 
other individuals In the . industry. 

Interpretative creation, It Is felt, 
Is within the province of those who 
direct, act and supervise, and it is 
unfair, according to leaders, to clas- 
sify Wrjtersja^^ workj- 



ers. 

Fueling among directprs, actors 
and producers Is that when the 
President removed writers from the 
provision of Article 6, but merely 
suspended the article as It applies 
to themselves, he did so because ho 
was misinformed as to the creative 
nature of Hollywood work. 

The President's order, in this re- 



spect," teads as follows.: 'Because 
the President believes that further 
Investigation with respect to the 
problems of payment, of excessive 
compensation to executives and. oth 
er employees in this (the .fllni) in 
dustry is riequirtid, the provisions 
Of Article 5 Dlv. A, Part 4 of this 
code are hereby suspended from 
operation and shall not become ef- 
fective pending further report from 
the administrator after investiga- 
tion. Because the President be- 
lieves that writers, authors and 
dramatists are engaged In purely 
tlre&ilve w5rk'^e""provlsi6n3"Of"Ar^ 
tide 6, Dly. B, Part 5, Section L 
(C) 2, 3, 4 and 6 of this code shall 
not become effective with, respect to 
such employees.' 

In brief, there will be a further 
probe of the salaries of directors, 
actors and producers, but the com- 
pensation of writers may not be 
molested. 



Fllmdom 1-s speeding^ up tlie code 
machinery with the hope that it will 
be ready to revolve by Jan. 1. Dur- 
ing, the next two. weeks picture cpr-^ 
poratlons, especialiy exhibitors, will 
receive certificates . of compliance 
from the NRAr They have untu 
jan; 15 to file these, otherwise they 
lose their rights under this formula 
and cannot iappeal to cpmriiittees or.: 
Invoke aid of the Code Authority. . 

While legally compelled to await, 
the action of the .Authority at -its 
first meeting this week, codlSts in^ 
diyldually and . in groups are scan- 
ning the field for all likely man* 
power for branches, of the enforce- 
ment machine, such as. grievance 
committers and zoning boards. 

The. job of enllghterilng the masses ' 
of the industry who are ighpraht of 
the contents, of. the code, and its 
many interpretations, Tvill be up. to 
the Authority. . Certain of, its mem< 
bers figure the easiest method wilt 
be foi:- authority to. draw up 
rules and. regulations governing the 
industry under the Code . and to dis- • 
seminate these at first through: trade - 
associations and later througli the 
regular code committees .governing 
all main areas of the country/ ; 

The Code Authority itself is the 
first problem some of tbie high 
codists, themselves, making no ef- 
fort to Conceal, their apprehension, 
for harmonious meetings. They are 
taking heart, however, in the fact, 
that their body, while the highest 
administrative machine -Within -the 
Industry,, can only make recommen- 
dations and that it is the NRA- in 
Washington, which "will' Tecord the 
decisions. Therefore, they hold^ if 
a majority vote carries aiiy weight; 
it wlU be possible for .the majors to 
obtain that in the authprlty. 

The fact that the code permits 
naming of an alternate by a . high 
codist, In the event he is unable to 
attend a meeting^ is also haying an 
encouraging effect... The ■ . popular 
impression until now has been that 
the' Authority-members, appointed 
by the NRA, wbuld Just have to be 
present at each session— or else. 
This meahs.: that- such far-away 
codists as Ed Kuykehdall of Mis- 
sissippi or I^ddle ' Cantor of Htolly- 
wood and' New York, or Nate .Ya- 
mlris of Fall River, won't always 
have to take to the lower b^rth. 

It. was .figured in. major quarters 
the day before, she declined that the 
job would be too demanding of 
Marie Dressier, although it -was said 
that no better reiiresentatlve for her 
group could have = been selected by 
the NRA.. 

r. Lowell 

What proved even, a greater sur- 
prise to many, and a greater worry 
at first, was the naming of Dr. A. 
Lawrence Lowell. Harvard's for- 
mer president is in'that Motion Pic- 
ture Research Council Which has 
been one of . the Ha^SS organization's 
chief enemiies, meetlhg it a week: 
ago in a battle before the U. S. Sen- 
ate Committee investigating crime 
sources. 

There are several points the 
Council and Lowell favor Which 
meet with, approval by certain of 
-the indie chief -codists^ As well aS 
morality, the Council. la on record 
as an opponent of block- booking 
and an advocate of the. right-to-buy 
In the full sense of the phrase. 

It Is known that the Cotincll has 
its own Ideas on picture morals, but. 
about this the major industry, pre-, 
tends, at least, to be least worried. 
The fact that all parties durihgi the 
code strife approved the Indirect 
reference to continuance of the' 
Hays- production and adyeirtWIng 
codes, under the GoyerhmeBt- for- 
mula, without callinig.them by name, 
ia responsible ..for industry 
optimism. 

It is aiso flifured, that as a direct 
part of the official business, one who 
may listen In and pass :. upon alj of 
Its trade talk, Lowell Will get a; 
chance to get a real Iriside picture 
of the film biz. At any rate spokes- 
men content J.hemselves with the 
observation that he is on 'our' side 
;of-the=fence-now.-==r=?=-=-^=^-'='=========- 



MINTZ LOANED TO MEtBO 

\ Holjywoodf Dec. 4. 

Sam Mintz has been loaned by 
r.Oth Century to Metro to adapt 
'Forgotten Girl' from the orig by 
Wilson CoUlson. Sam Wood di- 
rects. 



Tuesdajt Pecember 5, 1933 




Design for Living' Cracks Whip 
i)tt toastrCantio^'Scandak' Gets 
Fair 19G: Nndie Pic 



lAnERWOWlSGHENRY' 
H.O. $10^00, MQNT'L 




nkfiirlvlkie day off big but failing off to 112,500. LASt l?ross around JIO.OOO. Loew s has 
w^^^^ (Fox). 8tr»ggled 'Walls of Gold- f?* t^^Jf ^.^l'^iF,? 

pretty hard to get short of |10,000. vaude and should^ gross . flMO©- 
United Artists (Grauman) (2.100^1 Princess goes aU-Brltlsh again with 
i26-40^55) — 'The Private Life of 
Henry VIII' <UA) <2nd week). 
Going big for $8,600 on holdover 
week. First week take was Uttle 



below expectations/but nice proflt Uected some by mcker at ?a^^^^^ 
to house at |li,00o' I may get $2.000 ; and. Imperial with 



LiOB AngeleSi Dfec. 4. 
Box pfflces gobbled considerable 
of the i'hanksgiying cheier for the 
early part of the week^ buit some 
are failing bit. Thai 
itself wtia a -natural for ■ the. first 
nin and : neighborhood show , shops. 
Paramount proved to be the out- 
stander oh that day, hitting around 
$4,100 at a 4Qc. top, with 'Design 
for Xiving* without any notice- 
able stage ald^ Second day here 
pace w:as fast; , with week end 
trade heavy. Chinese, which got off 
to fair start with 'Roman Scandals.' 
but did not do the terrific trade it 
generally does for first .week, pos- 
sibly due -to someone's bad judg- 
ment In insisting on a Blue Monday 
opening for the Cantor opus.. Pic 
well liked but did not get over the 
$19,000 mark,, including the $5 pre-. 
mierC; 

State fait over the $3,000 mark 
with 'Christopher Bean' on opiinihg 
day with istralght picture policy, but 
started to slip badly over weekend. 

New hbuse added to the first run Kansas City, Dee. 4. 

group this week is Four Star, for- I Parade Friday sponsored by the 
merly the U. A. Wilshlre In a nabe I kansaa City Star, with the co- 
district starting off with 'Berkeley I operation of the high schools of this 
Sftuare.* Trade, from opening was and neighboring cities, which fur 
smart blaas and continued very I nlshed ten bands of over 700 ,mu 
brisk; will hit around $.6»fl00, which sicians, opening the holiday sea 
Is much more inoney than house son. brought tOO.OOO people, mostly P g^^^^i 



Montreal, Dec. 4. 
Another smash.hit for the Capitol 
last week, grossing $18,000, 'Henry 
8th^ repeats for a second week cur- 
rently and should get a further 
$10,000. Worst iweather in decades 
held up attendances ^ome nltes, 
otherwise It wohld have been turn- 
ftway lalz every bhe of the seven 
(RKO). I days. 

Palace features Powell, very much 
liked here, in 'Kennel Murder Case' 
Dressier with added 'Goodbye Again' provld 



week, "The Ace of Aces* 
For six days, $4,400, fair. 

State (Loew-Fox) (2.024; 25^40)^ 
•Christopher Bean* (MG). Dressier,..----—— - -- . *- -^^ 
name credited with take starting | ijig necM * "fLfi^°has 



•Summer Lightning' and •Blarney 
Storte.' Liable to collect $7,000. 

Legit shows are His Majesty's 
Goodbye Again* which will be af 



Vomen $20,000; 



was accustomed to under old policy. 

Both Warner houses get only a 
mild break with 'The World 
Changes,' with , the Hollywood fig 
ured to. nose but the Downtown 
about $800 on the week take. 

•£lysla,' in second week at Crl 
terion, held tip. ^Man's Castle' 
wettk at the RKO. Nudist stage act 
helpihg Pantages, 

Estimates for This Week 
Chinese (Grauman) (2,028; 66 
$1.66)— 'Roman Scandals' (UA) and 
stage show (2d week). Starting off 
at moderate pace and will come 
within several G's of first stanza. 
Due to bad opening night, picture 
suffered on fist week and came In 
at $19,000. 

Criteriah (Tally) (1.600; 26-40)— 
•Elysia' (Bryan Foy) (2d week) 
Holding up in good style and headed 
for around $6,600, which is profit. 
First week it JUst fell short of 
$10,000, 

Downtown (WB) (1,800; 26-36 
40-55)— 'The World Changes' (FN) 
They avoided this one an^l If wUl 
wind up with only $6,200. Last 
week •Female' (WB) not hot at all; 
spurted toward exid of stanza to 
take of $6,100, ^ '^^^ 

Four Star (Fox) (900; 60-^75)— 
•Berkeley Square' (Fox). Smart pic 



French: bperetta on subscription 
basis, $3,000^ 

Estimaiteft for This Week 
His Majesty's (Ind) (1,600; 60- 
$1.60)— '(Soodbye Again' (legit). 
House feeling the ^sluinp and best 
hope Is $2,000. Last week about 
same for 'Christopher Bean' (MQ). 

Palace (FP) (ia,700; 60)— 'Kennel 
Murder* (WB) and 'Goodbye Again' 
(WB). Should pick up to $10,000 
on star .name. Last week was. poor 
at $7,600 for 'Cradle iSong' (Par) and 
•Time, and Gus* (Par). 

Capitol (FP) (2,700; 60)— •Henry 
8th' (UA), Smash last week M 
$18,000 win likely gross $10,000 on 
repeat currently. ~ 

Loew't (FP) (3,200; 66)— "Walls 
of Gold' (Fox) and Vaude. May 
gross $li;000. La:st week 'Stage 
Mother* (MG) and Vaude $9,600. 

Princes* (CT) (1,900; 60)— 'Sum 
mer Lightning* (UA) and 'Blarney 

, ^ ^ - ^ , Stone* (UA). All-British flickers 

kids, to the downtown section, and 17 ooo. Last week •Man's 

the theatres were Jammed. Holiday I ^^^^^j , .5 jj 4 'Above the Clouds' 
was also good for the theatres with 




the schools out until Monday. 
At the Malnstreet It looks like old 



imperial (France-FUm) (1^600; 
- — . . ^3^000 



At the Mainstreet 11 iooks hko om .j^- French operetta, $3,000. 
times with -Little Women' Betting J" Y-^^^^^^^^^ iu Volant', 
a heavy play. Picture was adver- fj. remme 
Used to open Thanksgiving Day, but ♦^'^jjj^-^ pj,pl, (prance-Fllm) 

at the last minute It was given a' *"nom«. 
6 o'clock bpenlng the night before 
and Will probably stick for two 
weeks. 

Estimates For This Week 
Mainstreet (RKO) (3,200; 2P-40) 
—'Little Women' (RKO)i Originally 
slated to open Thanksgiving day 
was slipped In for the evening 
shows the night before. Looks like 
smash $20,000. Last week 'Right 
to Romance' (RKO) and 'Murder at 
Bridge Table' (RKO) five and a 

half days, $4,500, poor. . 

Midland (Loew) (4,000; 26)-r-'Prl 



Hpls. Votes the Depresli Officially 
0ver^1JtfleV^mel^Record4W 



close oi first day, displaced for bal- 
ance of first half hy 'Master of Men' 
(Col)i with •Midshipman Jack' 
(RKO) rounding out the week, 
Around $2,000 In sights mild. Last 
week 'Footllght Parade' (WB), re- 
shbwlng, $2,400, a standoff. 

Family (RKO) (1,000; 16^25)-^ 
'Cfolden Harvest (Par) and ^Fury of 
the jungle' (Col) 6pllt, $1,900, jaot 
had. Last week, 'Hell and High 
Water* (Par) and 'Gobdbye Love' 
(RKO), divided. $1,700. 

Strand (Ind) (1,200; 16-86)-t- 
•Dance, Girl, Dance' (Ches) and 
Stam and LaRue revue headlining 
five-act bill. Vaudeville show:s im^ 
provement and screen menu liked 
by cricks. Climbing to $2,600. above 
average. lAst week, •By Appolntr 
meht Only* (Mon) and Six Roses 
the vaude ace, $2,300. 




Muni, Harxes Ok 



Providence; Dec. 4. 
Another hotcha week. Beautiful 

openings nearly all around, and with ^^^^^^ — 

half a breiak biz should bQ PPPPlng L^igo looks like a very good week. 



Minneapolis, Dec; 4. 
•Little Women* is proving one ot 
the grieatest box-ofllbe sensations in 
local history. The 2i890-seat 
Oripheum has' been holding 'em' but 
momlngi afternoon and hight, line- 
ups extending severjil blocks^ in two 
directions and making, a joke out of 
any thoughts of b. b. depresslbn. ' ; 

For example, after copping close 
to $6,000 on Its first ftill day. 
Thanksgiving, the Alcott claiasic had 
a box office line three blocks long 
In two directions when the doors 
opened at 10:80 a., m. . Friday. 
Wlthlii 60 ihlnutes, 4,600 tickets had 
been sold, which Is dome .sort of a 
recQi*d..Tb somewhat offset the dime 
bhlldren'B rate the Orph eliminated 
Its usual 20c admission to 1 p. ni. 
and V 26b scale . from then to 6 : 30 
p. m., subetltuting therefore a 
slightly tilted tariff from opening to 
6:30 p. in., with the regular 40o 
nltht price to closing. It looks like 
a staggerlner $20,000 . for the eight 
and a half days. 

Things are looking up all around 
the loop, "Little Women' not 
monopolizing trade by a long shot.. 
Appaxehtiy there's no scarcity of 
money when the entertainment 
meinu la appetizing. 

Next to 'Little Women,' 'Christo^ 
pher . Bean* at the Minnesota 
promleeis to give the Piibllx de luxer 
Its best week since Its reopening 
with Tm No Angel.' 

The Mills Brothers in person drew 
terrifically on both of their previous 
visits to the State and this Is thelci 
third engagement In 18 months^ 



throughout the current stanza 
Both film and stage fare good, and 
the natives are buying. The best 
thing In town Is •Little: Women', at 
the RKO Albee. Not since the tab 
Scandals* on a combo bill has the 



Estimates For .This Week; 
Minnesota (Publlx) (4,200; 26^ 
36-40) 'Christopher Bean' (MG)* 
Dreasler In combination with Barry- 
more pulling fair $12,000. Last 



house seen such terrific biz. Opened week, 'Only Testerday' (U), $12,500* 
one day earlier to take advantage of | good. 



(600; 60)— 'Tout oh Rlen.' Average 
$1,200. Last week Idylle au Caire, 

$1,000.. • ••• ; , . . 

Pahce, Gncy, $15,000 
Vitb Taslunaii on Staig^ 
Duck Sonp' $14,000 



the holiday, and from then on It has 
been one steady stream. Cricks 
giving the plx all the breaks In the 
world, and with the nice ballyhoo 
by the house there's hb reason why 
film can't cross $16,000, mbre than 
tripling the average gross since 
house went .straight pictures. 

Quite as strong Is 'Prizefighter 
and the Lady* at Loew's, on the 
same bill with 'Student Prince'. Biz 
is nice, but what's responsible Is a 
toSs-up. Fans, seem to like both. 



Orpheam (Singer) (2,890; 36-40). 
•Little Women' (RKO). Much credit 
due Manager Emll Franke for hW 
fine exploitation and advertislns 
rampalifn. Picture marked pre- 
miere of new RCA wide-range fldel^ 
ity sound equipment. Around $20,- 
000 Indicated for eight and a half 
days enormous. Last week, 'Right 
to Romance' (RKO), $2,500 for fbtit; 
and a htflf days, blah. ^ , 

State (Publlx) (2,200; 26-^40-66)5 
•Female* (FN)i Mills Brothers in! 



Max Baer maklijg a hit with the person on stage. Jack Malerlch's or. 



newspapers, and stage show proving 
popular with a lot of folks. 

•World Changes' at Majestic and 
•Duck Sbup' at Paramount about 
even. Both houses are sporting 



chestra and Betty Brewer, blueal 
singer. In pit; also a LafarelrHardyi 
comedy. Plenty bf show for mone^l 
and good all-around entertainment* 
but Mills Brothers the draw. Their 



twin bills. Majestic showing 'Olsen'B I third local engagement In 18 
Big Moment,* a,nd pMarnount | mcnths, but they still are able to 



Cincinnati, pec. 4. 

, , Downtown exhlbs are feeling the 

vate Life of Henry Vlir (UA). Hard approach of Tuletide, yet b.o. 
to estimate this one, as some like It shrinkage by and large Is not so 
Very much while to others it seems severe. Palace Is collecting heav- 

to be over their heads. Maybe lest receipts currently, the same, as ...^ _ ^ ,. , - ^ , m^cio^ 

$12,000. Last week "Dancing Lady' for the past three weeks, with stage screening •Broken Dreams'. Though lure the shekels. Looks ^"^^ ^^^'"^ 

(MG). Held Strong until the final attractions more of a magnet than the Paramount opened Thanksglv- 000. okay. Lsust week, 'Bionda 

showing for $20,000. its screen. Lllyan Tashman Is the ing, giving house one-day break on Bombshell' CMG), $8,000 for eight 

Newman (Par) (1,800; 26-40) — j theatre's rostrum feature. "Duck Ufajestlc. gross will be around $7,800. days. good. 

'The Kennel Murder Case' (WB). soiip* la the main all-cinema trade Ut both stands. . World (Steffes) (300; 86-60-75) 

Got a nice play from Thanksgiving Ujringer. Fay's. ' second vaude house In 'Bitter Sweet* (U A). Off to a splen-t 

over the week-end and It looks like 'Little Women*, switched from the town, sb-so, •jimmy and Sally* on did start and ticketed for four weekd 

^ . ^ - I close to $8,000. Last week "Duck n^iuee, where It did gigantic biz. Is the screen, and Karre Lo Barron maybe $2,200, big. Last week *Serv- 

ture that had great word-o£-moutn g^^p, (par), was a disappointment, rolling the seasotfa high mark for Quintet heading variety bill. Pro- ant's Entrance' (Swedish), second 

advertising to come home with $6,- paiied to get a good opening and the Capitol; right after that house gram not as forte as what the fare week, $1,200, okeh. 

never built, $7,000, fair. had dug a new sub-cellar. has usually been at this pbpular Uptown (Publlx) (1,100; 25-85)-^ 

Uptown (Fox) (2,040; 2B-40)— Max Baer, landed by local press g^and the last few months. Gross «The Bowery* (UA). Qpehed Thanksn 

Only Yeisterday' (tT). Got away to on his film bow, has . been demoted g^^jj^t possibly top $6,800 with the giving and will run until Wednes^ 

a fiylng start Saturday and Is ex- to prelim billing In run of 'Prize- ij^gaks running the way they are day. Inclusive, with Tm No Anger 

pected to hold for close to $6,000, fighter and the Lady* at Lyric. Title j^g^ yjQ.^^ 1— . . - . , ^n. 

big. Last week 'Hoopla' (Fox) ful- of pix has also been changed around Burlesk In third week at the Mod- 
fflled expectations by returning hejre, management figuring scrap j ^^^^ g^,^^ {^^l^l^^ „^ fairly well con- 
$4,900. Good. angle a scare to women. With Baer ^^le opposlsh. Grand 

■~- . . , " ^ and other leather-pushing .heavies I closed four-day engagement 

MA IQ AIT AT THF RA [placed in corners, Myrna I^owt^^^ Ixx-al 

W.U. Id VSL nl inij D.V,,|celves the hurrah In ads. Front I ^j^^^j.^ j^g^ ^^gyyt,^,„g l,ut their , „ _ 

flash sans cutouts of Baer in ghirts In the project. Backers never hit $3,000. big. Last week •Walls 

togs. In show biz before, attempting to of Gold' (Fox) and Urschel trial 

Estimates For This Week p^t over something trhere seasoned pictures. $2,600, good. 
Palace (RKO) (2,600; 36-44-60)— showmen have failed. Intention was Grand (Publlx) (1.100; 20-25)— • 
•Right to Romance* (RKO) and Lil- tb offer opera at the Met through- | "Gold Diggers' (WB). 



BOO, which Is nice profit to house 
geared very e cono mically, 

Hollywood (WB) (2,766; 2B-36-40- 
66)_'The World Changes'. (FN). 
With kids away from school and 
holiday hbuse looks to about $7,000, 
okay. Last week, •Female* (WB), 
no likee. Chattertbn-'-aa $5,500 
proved. 

L08 Angeles . (Wm- Fox) (2.800; 
16-36) — '16 Fathoms Deep* (Mono- 
gram) artd 'Heaven Bound* (Tower) 
split. Steady fiow of bargain hunt- 
ing trade that brings income to 
axound $4,900. Last week, 'Man 
of Sentiment* (Chesterfield) and 
•Picture Brides' (AlUed). very tame 
$3,000.. - • r 

Miri-or (Lazarus-VInnacbf) (1.034; 
25-40-55) — 'Thunder Over Mexico' 
(Eisenstelh) (3rd week). Getting 
the dribbling trade for this stanza 
and wiU come home with about 
$2,006. Last week second . stanza 
garnered close to $3,000 

Orpheum (B'dwy) (2,270; 25-85) 
—'The Kennel Murder Case* (WB) 
and 'Goodbye^ Love' (RKO) split 
and va,udevllle. With double bill 
and vaude as bait, trade jumped 
to close around $6,800, Which is best 
in long time. Last week, 'The Soli 
taire Man' (MG) and vaude. Not 
hot at $4,000. 

Pantafles (Pari) (2.700{ 26-35-40) 
-~-!Lov& Hbnor and Oh Baby* (U> 
and stage show. Nudist group on 
st^ge here best istlmulant house has 
had since opening under the new 
policy and win bring the bacon 
home to the tunet oiC $7,600^. Last 
week, 'King for a Night' (U) and 
vaudo. They just could not sell 
a good piece of entertainment, as 
$6,000 with a holid.aty tarown in 

^hoWSr^"^ -— — : - T — 

Paramount (Partmar): (3,695; 25 
40)— 'Design for Living' (Par) and 
stage show. They sure went big 
for this one, which will have best 
take In house for long time around 
$19,500, knd holds over. Last week, 
•Sitting pretty' (Pir), fair at 
$10,800. ^ „ , 

RKO (2,950 ; 25-40) — 'Man's 
Clastle* (Col), opened day and half 
ahead reg. start, and will reach 
only $6,200 on eight days, fair. Last 



lADY* 18G 'WOMEN' 15G 



(Par) to follow. Around $3,000'^ 
good. Last week 'Ann VickersT 
(RKOy,, $2,400, pretty good. 

Lyric (Publlx) (1,300; 26-25)— t 
Football Coaidh* (WB). A magnet 

„ xiac ^^^s.^^^^..^.. ^_ j In this hot football- town. GotJ-un* 

supporters lost everything but their uing start bh Thanksgiving, should 



New Orleans, Dec. 4. , *„p 

Couple of money pictures to whet yan Ta*hman the vode topper. Pic 
the appetite of thb fiins asd prod plot makes fbi" ib-Bb screen fare, 
the box office. 'Dancing Ladjr* at despite Ann Harding and able sup 
Loew's State the standout with port. Tashman. blurbed as Holly 
$18,000 In the ofllng. Close runner- wood's swelleat femrii© dresser, 
up Is 'Little Women' at the Orpheum fetching lotsa gal trade. Fast start 
which should gross close tb $15,000. indicates $15,000, okay. Last week 
Stm another to show something Is 'Saturday^s Millions* (U) and Frea 
'My Lips Betray,' which may bring warlng's Pennsylvanlans tinkled a 
$4,000 to the petite Tudor which | lively $18,700. 



Second loop 

out the winter for at least three | run, and 'Fire Chief* (MG), split, 
nights a week. With $2,600 already About $2^000 In prbspect, gbod. Last 
gone it Ig doubtful whether project week 'Dr. Bull' (Fox), second loop 
Will be revived unless the singers | run, $1,400, pretty_good 



averages around $1,800. Others not 
so hotchsu 

Estimates for This Week 
Loew's State, — 'Dancing Lady* 
(MG). Crawford and Gable Spell 
dough here and' lines are up nightly, 
$18,000. 

Saenger — 'Hoopla* (Fox). Return 
of Bow just an ordinary event 
south; looks like $8,000 for the cur- 
rent 0titnza. 

Orpheum— Uttle Women' (RKO). 
Another to turn them away and 
house would do more with larger 
capacity: $16,000 means best week 
of the yean , v 

St, Charles— 'The Bowery* (UA). 
Second run here after recent en 



Albee (RKO) (8,300; 85-44) 
iJuck Soup* (Par). The Marxes 
marking up $14,000, belly laughs all 
around. Last week 'Little Wotaen' 
(RKO), $16,500. Jim dandy. 

Capitol (RKOy (2.000; 85-44)— 
•Little Women' (RKO) transferred 
from Initial, week at Albee. Coast 
Irtg along on general praises for $8, 
BOO, a high for this house on the 
Last week •Day of Reckon 



can find another Santa Claus. 
Estimates for This Week 
Fay's (1,900; 16-26-40), 'Jimmy 
and Sallsr* (Fox) and Vaude. Not 
so hot, and with opposlsh as strong 
as It Is doubtful tb figure much 
over $5,500, n. s. g. Last week 
•King for a Night' (U) and Ann 
Pennington another sorso week at 
$6,100. 

Loew's State (3,200; 15-26-40), 
•Prizefighter and the Lady* (MG) 
and 'Student Prince' tab. Swell bill 
and the folks are certBLlnly gblhg 
for It. Unless there's a sUde later 
In the week, and that's unlikely. 



Aster (Publlx) (900; 15-26)— 'Th^ 
Masquerader* (UA), third loop run, 
and •White WoniMj* (Par), first run- 
split. Should reach $1,500, good. 
Last week 'One Sunday Afternoon- 
(Par), second loop rim; •Song o| 
Songs' (Par), third loop run, ana 
•Turn Back the Clock' (MG); sec-* 
end run, spilt. $1*200, pretty good. 



Water* (Par) started great but slid 
a. bit later In the ^eek; however 
$8,206 bke. ' ^ ^'^^ 

RKO Albee (2,300; lB-26-40), 
Women* (RtCO). Only plcturb on 
at spot where twin films baa 



season. W 01 Kecson- ^ be well over $17,000, bill at sp,- - ^ . 

ing* (MG)» ta'>^«*J»**®'.:*""^<\,°*y; great. Last week "Dancing LadyMbeeri the Vogue since hbuse quit 
followed by •Christopher Bean*i^-^v ^ I j 

(MG), $2,600, a hew low. 

Lyrib (RKO) (1,394; 35-44) 
Tighter and the Lady* (MG). Title 
juggled and Myrna Loy bigged In 
billing over Max Baer arid other 



(MG) and Eddie Garr on stage sur- 
prised everyone virith remarkable 
strength right up to the finish, 
$16,800, very nice. 

Majestic (Fay) (2,200; 16-.2B-40), 
♦World Changes' (WB) and 'Olsen's 



vaude six weeks or so ago. Bla 
very strong, capacity, at almost 
every one of the six performances 
dally. Unusual press breaks, reami 
of publicity not hurting any and no 
dbubt of $16,600 finish If pace cpn- 



^acement at S^^ (Fox). Muni means tlnues. Figure rep resents more 

gageinent==^at^bmie,:^Bnau4.a_^«t|_^^ 



$2,000. 

Tudor— •My Lips Betray* (Fox). 
John Boles coming alorig at the 
ibcal wicket and Lilian Harvey too 
riieans something in this continental 
town; $4,000 means a smacking 

Liberty— 'Easy Millions.* This re- 
habilitated house formerly under 1 
Saenger banner but now an Indie; 
will garner eight hundred at 20c | 
top. 



all reviewers. Gate looks like $4.- 
200* tolerable. Last week 'White 
Woman' (Par),. $3,800 In 6 days 

Keith's (Lisbon) (1,500; 30-40)— 
•Havana Widows' (WB)> Blondell, 
plus Kibble and favorable press 
TiOtlces, heading for $5,500, fair. 
Last week 'College Coach' (WB) 
tussled to $4,300. but of bounds. 
Grand (RKO) (1.026; 30-40)— 



plenty of tough competition house 
Will manage to come through tor at 
least $7^800. If not more. Last .ifreek 
'Female' (WB) and 'My Lips Be- 
tray' (Fox) one bf the poor spots In 
town. $4,300. 

Paramount (Indie) (2,200; 15-25- 
40). 'Duck Soup* (Par) and 'Broken 
Dreariis' (Mono). Biir oke. $7,800 
at the most. Last week 'Take, a 



cently. Last week •Right to Rb- 
mance* (RKO) and 'Master of Men* 
(Col) failed to click despite all 
sorts of selling angles; very bad 
at $4,000. ^ 

RKO Victory (1,600; 10-25), Tex 
Takes a Holiday' and 'Aggie Apple- 
by' (RKO), split; Should be well 
over $1,200 ; nice, Last week 'White 
Face* (Par) and •Dance Hall Host- 



•Jlmmy and Sally' (Fox) jiarted at 1 Chance* (Par) and 'Hell and High I ess,' split, great $1,160. 



PICT 



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VARIETY 




Femme Pix Hop Chi: Hlf omen' Booms 




Hoopla.' WL$ Bam Dance. 




Chicag&, Dec. 4. 
rlple school holiday, couplea 
with the admittedly biergest store 
And merchandising day in the year, 
Bent the current wfeek off to a hefty 
boxrofflce hoost. 'liittle Women' 
came Into the Palace following a 
large advertising campaign; and got 
away to Immediate sidewalk lines. 
In for two weeks and at present 
pace can stand it easily; 

Ijooks like a ^33,000 week, biggest 
bouse has seen since the high marks 
of the fair days. Planning five 
shows daily for the entire fortnight 
run. 

'Clilcago' acer, has 'Hoopla' and 
WLS Barii Dance oh stage. Barn 
Dance .is packing the house with 
kids and the older folks, people who 
haven't been down in the loop In 
yearis. With the picture itsielf draw- 
ing a large ifollowlng of the flapper 
trade, house is set for a fine week 

Sf .box-offlce. Shoots up into splen- 
id currency at ?41,000 indication.. 
" One other: picture that is causing 
comment for the current session is 
•Only Yesterday', which turned in 
particularly heavy money on 
Thanksgiving day. Picture drawing 
excellent reports with the women 
particularly flocking. Flicker sets 
Margaret Sullavan as a screen win 
ner in her flrst appeariance. On 
$20,000 from iRresent pace, picture 
delivers best regular reading in 
many months. Looks set for a three, 
week, stay without any trouble de- 
ep! te hot competition throughout 
the loop. 

'Dancing Lady' shifted over to the 
Roosevelt for further loop money 
after having had a great eight-day 
stay at the Chicago. 'Henry "VTII' 
goes out of the United Artists after 
two p-rrat weeks. Could have stayed 
on- a. . ast another week, but.presr 
Burc of other pictures Is pushing 
out product before their time. 
Estimates for This Week: . 
Chicago (B&K) (3,940; 36-46-76) 
s^'Hoopla' (Fox) and "WL.3 Barn 
Dance on stage. Combo, of picture 
and show. B. & K. has played hill- 
billy production throughout neigh- 
borhoods, but no signs of exhaus- 
tion from the smacking gross com- 
ing through at sweet $4;l,000. 'Dancr 
ing Lady* (MG) last week was In on 
an eight-day ride and tucked away 
ah excellent $46,000. Goes Into the 
Koosevelt for additional loop money. 
^McVickers (B&K) (2.284; 25-36) 
—'Only Testerday' (U). Notices 
cent this one away immediately Into 
the high money field, putting it up 
there with the leaders at $20,000, at 
•which figure. It had to buck stlC^ 
competition. 'Invisible Man' (U) 
was a loop holder Irom the Palace 
aiid on its stay here managed okay 
$7,800. 'Should Ladies Behave' 
(MG) slated to follow. 

Oriental (B&K) (3,200; 30-40-50) 
—'Footiight Parade' (WB) Three 
weeks for this musical, going out 
this Wediiesday (6) to be replaced 
by 'Man's Castle' (Col), which is 
being shoved In on a .hurry . call 
ahead of 'Duck Soup' (Par) origin 
ally carded. On its third week 
'Parade' aims at fair $10,000 on the 
holiday build-up after having taken 
$14,500 for second session. 

Palace (RKO) 2,683; 40-66-83)— 
/Little- "Women' (RKO) and' vauffb. 
Stretching out to five shows daily 
despite length of picture and doing 
sensational business. Headed for 
$33,000. terrific. In for two weeks, 
both of which are slated, for big 
money showings. Last- week 'Vani- 
ties' unit held up the 'Aggie Apple- 
by' (RKor picture to $26,100. 

Roosevelt (B&K) (1.600; 26-36)— 
.dancing Lady* (MO). In after a 
Dne stay at the Chicago and looks 
like $9,600 for hold-over, v.g. House 
in swell spot for heavy matinee play 
from the shopping gals. Last week 
'Havana Widows' (WB) faded to 
$5,400, On flve day stay. 

United Artists (B&K-UA) (1.- 
TOO; 35- 66)— 'Henry VIII' (UA) B. 
. .& K. were somewhat leery of this 
pl<itur<l, .but it came In on a great 
campaign and notibes to a surefire 
money click on Its first week at $18,- 
SOO, and . on its present holdover 
should holdi up to $11,000 for second 
session. At pace.coulcl stay longer. 
'Christopher Bean' (MG) slated for 
Wed. (6). 



stage show and about a $30,000 take 
and holds. Hbuse needs $18,0tf0 to 
break and has been considerably be- 
low that save for the West weeks. 
Eatimites Fop This Week 
Paramount (Shea) (4,000; 25-35- 
60-66) 'Sitting iPretty' (Par) and 
stage show with Milton Berle's re- 
vue. Strohff for $30,000 and h. o.'s. 
Last week, 'Take a Chance' (Par), 
$13,000,' Indifferent. 

Fox (F & M) (4,000; 25-36-60) 
'My Lips Betray' (Fox) and stage 
ishow with Ben Alley, radio tenor, 
and Willie Creager's band. In vi- 
cinity of $15;0b0, mlid. Last we0k, 
T^male' (WB) $16,000. 

Albee (RKO) (3,500; 25^35-60) 
'Hpbpla' (F.ox) and .vaude. Clara 
Bow la local product, and /getting 
good turnout. Vaude. is supplied, by 
Howard Marsh and George Givot, 
Mebbe $26,000, grood. . Last weekj 
'Invisible Man'. (RKO), $26,000. 

Leew's Metropolitan (Loew) (2i- 
400;^ 26-36-60) 'Dancing Lady' 
(MG) and vaude. Good business, 
$24,000. List week, 'Christopher 
Bean' (MG), off to around $20,000, 

Strand (W6) (2,000; 26-35-60) 
'From Headquarters^ (WB). Fair 
$10,000. Last week, 'World Changes' 
(WB), $11,306, satisfactory. 



>WOMEN' TACOMA SOCK 



'Meet the 



Baron' Slew 
$3,900 



at Roxy, 



-TacomarrDec^..- 



Trenieindous opening for 'Little 
Women' at Music- Box, day and date 
with Hamrlck's Blue Mouse in 
Seattle, where attendance record Is 
indicated. 

Holiday opening a big help with 
school: vacation bringing out ihobs 
of kids, while grandmothers alsp 
like It.. Nice lines and this one 
Estimates for This Week 
Music Box (Hamrlck) (1,400; 25- 
40)i_'Littl6 Women' (RKO) real 
dash in this one, oh the way to 
town for estimated $6,600, sensa^ 
tional here. Last week, 'Ann Vtck- 
ers' (RKO) not bad, six days, $3,300. 

Roxy (JrvH) (1,300 ; 26-40)-r 
'Meet the Baron' (MG) expected 
$3,500, is slow. Last week^ ' 'Blonde 
Bombshell' (MG) hit $4^7 pace. 

Blue Mouse (Hamrlck) (650; 15- 
26)— 'College Coach' (WB). arid 
'Bureau of Missing Persons' (FN) 
split, expected $1,400, fair. Last 
week, 'Goodbye Again' (FN) and 
'Midshipman Jack* (RKO) spUt, 
$1,600. 




Gary with 'Sitting Pretty' Nifty 




'Hoopla 42G. lomen 1006 M Wk. 



Thousands of kids and elders, 
football fans and touxusts crowded 
the Main Stem; over Thanksgiving, 
boosting V biz. all along; Evep the 
weather helped along. Besides, plc- 
weather helpec? Besides, pictures 
opened early : giving; a strong, eight- 
day gross 



Stem. Film was.hlxed for a Radio 
City . showing. Last week 'Invisible 
Man' (6 days) finished Its second 
stanza for $22,000, okiiy. 

State (2,000; 35-65^75), 'Prize- 
fighter and Lady': (MG) ahd . vaude, 
Gregory RatbfC headlining, with the 
plctiire looks .to.:ia,nd- .above $20,000, 
plenty good. Last week 'Foptlight 
> ■/"inu'ii\ oTki^ ^rAii«^ A nifty 



Parade' (WB) and vaude, 

'Little Women? which was figured 1 $19,000. _ 
. ... J , • J A -y,. ' Strand (2,900: 35-55-75),. Son of a 

to drpp on its^ thjr,d leg at th^^Mu- y gallor^ (WB). ! The joe Brown pic 

,. . j^^j^^^^^^ ^^^j^^ way to an. OKay 

$19,000 and holdover.. . Last week 



In Portland 



lady' and Bernie Big 
In Boffalo at $18,000; 
'Henry Vm' Off in 2d Wk. 



Buffalo, Dec. 4. 
Indications point to a . stiffening 
of . takings at downtown box offices 
this week. The combination of 
O^anclng Lady? and Ben Bernle'a 
band should see the Btiffalb to. high 
gross. 

'Little Wonien,* at the Great 
Lakes, also started with a rush.. 
Last week was off In all tiuarters 
except the Hipp isind Lafayette. 

Estimates for This Week ~ 
. iBufFalo (Sheia) (3,500; 30-40-65)— 
'Dancing Lady« (M(3), Ben Bernie. 
Strong card pointing to oVer $18,000. 
Last week, ♦J>rlvate Life of Henry 
vnr (UA). Slumped sharply for 
disappointing $12,600. 

Hipp (Shea) (2,400; 26-40)— 
•Stage Mother* (MG) and vaude. 
Looks as though building to better 
$9,000. Last week, 'College. Coach* 
(WB). Showed unexpected strength 
for $9,700. 

Great Lakes (Shea) (3,400; 26-40) 
-^Tittle Women' ' (RKO). With 
good publicity ought to do $12,000. 
Last week, 'Duck Soup' (Par). Ma.rx 
feature; top wise for this totirn. 
$9,600. 

Century (Shea) (3,400; 25)— Ttfeet 
the Baron' (MG), Indicates around 
$6,000. Last week, 'Kennel Murder 
Case' (WB). Average at $5,900. 

Lafayette (Ind.) (3,400; 25)— 
•Man's Castle' (Col). Fair business 
Indicated at around ^6,600. Last 
week, 'Only Testerday* (UA), Did 
nicely for over $6,500. 



Portland, Ore., Dec: . . 
Competlsh of strong product was 
keen starting Thanksgiving. Par's 
Duck Soup* sloshed the gravy train 
into the Paramount. Parker's 
Broadway and United Artists held 
Christopher Bean' and 'Danclrtg 
Lady*. Music Box htid "Llttlef Wo- 
men' (RKO), also clicking for re- 
sults. Total grosses climbed In spiite 
of Pan liouse being dark. 

Estimates for This Week 
Broadway (Parker) (2,000; 26-40), 
•Dancing Lady? (MG). Got going 
from the start and should double 
average biz for this house at $10,000. 
Last week 'Female' (FN) registered 
okay at $4,000. 

United ArtisU (Parker) (1.000; 
26-40), 'Christopher Bean' (MG). 
Looks like a first week gbing $6,500, 
nice. Last week 'PrizefightCir and 
Lady' (MG) got $4,10Q. 

Paramount (Evergreen) (3,000; 
25-36-40), "Duck Soup' (Par) with 
vaude. Pic good $9,000 likely. Last 
week 'Walls of (Sold' (Fox) an- 
swered to exploitation for fair $6,- 
600, with vaude. 

Liberty (Evergreen) - (2,000; 25- 
40), 'Sitting Pretty» (Par) and 'Mad 
Game' (Fox). Dual n.8.g. at $3,000. 
Last week Tm No Angel' (Par), West 
pic fell off third week down to fair 
$4,200. iSecond week was okay $6,- 
400. First big $13,900. 

Music Box (Hamrlck) (1,400; 25 
36), 'Little Women* (RKO). Smacko 
$11,000 means holdover. Last week 
'Only Yesterday* (U)i isecond week, 
okay $3i600. First week $4,600. 

Oriental (Hamrlck) (2,500; 25-35), 
'Only Testerday* (U). Moved Over 
from the Music Box. Third week 
going around $3,000. Last .week 
'Footlight Parade' (WB), fourth 
weel^ $3,200. 



Hall heads for. a magnificent 
$100,000, larger than second week's 
$98,000. 

♦Dancing Lady', is.. • iiushlng the 
Capitol to $52,000, a figure far above 
the: thfeatre's riecent weekly grosses, 
although counted for eight days,, as 
the picture opened on Thanksgiving 
Day, one day early. It's a holdo'ver 
for the Crawford-Gable-Tohe opus. 

^Sitting Pretty' hoisting the 
Paramount to a strong ^ $50,000 or 
more^ aided by Gary Cooper's per- 
sonal appearance on the stage, his 
first personal in his ifilm bareer. Will 
h.o. If O.K. with Cooper. 

For really cbmparative showing, 
'Hobplia,' rates biggest. This Bow 
film is a cinch $34,000 at the old 
Roxy. 

The Chief boosted biz at the 
Mayfair for $3,000 above the usual 
weekly average, for an expected 
$9,000. It's the first Metro Into the 
Reade house. 

Almost the -same kind of bopst Is 
happening for 'Master of Men,' 
which is uppingthe RIalto fully $2,-. 
000 above recent . grossed ifor maybe 
$12,000 on eight days. 

'Duck Soup' Is messaging the b. o. 
for a igobd $23,000 on Its second week 
somewhat under the opening week, 
sufficiently healthy. 

The holiday is figured to have 
aided 'House on 6$th. St.* a^ well 
as 'Son of Sailor* as. both are lift- 
ing . their respective screens, the 
Hollywood and the Strand, to an 
Improved b. o. over recent periods. 
'House' should do $22,000 and a hold 
over at that pace. 'Sailor' Is okay 
at $19;000. 

Estimates for This Week 
Astor (1.012; 83-$i.l0-$1.65-$2.20) 
—'Eskimo' (MG) (3d week). Doesn't 
look to remain long; frigid theme 
chilly at the b. o. 

Capitol (5,400; 35-72-83-$l.ld) 
'Dancing Lady' (MG) and stage 
show. Crawford.^Gable-T6ne film 
is shoving the Capitol above recent 
weekly averages and headed for 
$52,000; libldover at this rate. Last 
week, 'Christopher Bean' (MG),.fiiX 
days. $30,00i0, mild. 

Criterion (875; 55-$1.10-$1.65)— 
'Design for Living' (Par) (2d week). 
Picture looks to be building, fin- 
ishing Its first week for a good $10,- 
500; 

Hollywood (1,563; 26-36-55-76 



'snriNG PRErn,' BOW, 

MET BEST IN B'KLYN 



' Brooklyn; DcO. . 

Good vaudeville and flickers pre- 
dominate in the delujcers downtbwh. 
Loew's Metropolitan is forging 
ahead with 'Dancing Lady' (MG) 
and A! Trahan-on the stage. Should 
bring in good $24,000. 

With the exception of Mae West, 
the Par. has been a steady loser. 
This week its headed for some profit 
for a change With 'Sitting Pretty' 
and Milton Berle heading a strong 



Heavy Competition in 




'Hoopla' Socko $33,000— 'Women' 2nd Wk., 
$37,000— 'Dancing Lady' $15r^^ 



Boston, Dec. 4. 

•Little Women.' Joan Crawford Ih 
'Dancing . Lady,' and a Clara Bow- 
Guy Lombardo combination* 9xe 
competing this week. 

Crawford picture breaks 'tl^e long 
run of doldrums at State. Met get- 
ting a taste of Mae West biz wltli 
Clara Bow and .. Lombardo band to. 
pull. Opening show, about equalled 
'^m No Angel' figures, but without 
iui hig a turnaway. . 

Estimates for This Week 

Keith's (liKO) (4,000; 26r36-60) 
— 'Little Women' (Radio) (2nd wk). 
Continuing queues and audiences. 
First week, busted all previous high 
marks for this hoUse» even the vast 
attendance for 'Cock-Eyed World' 
and 'Frankenstein;' Grossed $43,- 
000, which Is something t<r shout, 
about. Estimate currently Ls for 
$37.000.- Third _week. likely. ^ L 

Boston (RKO) (4T000; 35-50-65)— 
'Right to Romance' (Radio) and 
corking vaude bill. Film drawing 
because of Ann Harding lure. Brisk 
at b.o. and stride is toward nifty 
$22,500. Last week, 'Master of Men' 
(Col) and good stagei, very profity 
at $19,000. 

Orpheum (Loew) (3,000; 30-40- 
50)— 'Christopher Bean' (MG) and 
vaude. Film doing -better down- 
town than it did in Back Bay. Up, 



maybe $16,600. .tAst week, 'Blood 
Money* (UA), and good vaude be 
gan fine, but sagged. Got a so-so 
$12,500. 

State (Loew) (3,000; 30-40-50) 
-r'Danclng Lady* (MG), has the 
hotcha magnetism that brlners the 
shekels; Crawford is always sure- 
fire at this house; smart $15,500 
probable. Last week, 'Prize Fighter 
and Lady' (MG), Just^ okay at 
$11,000. 

Met (M&P) (4,880; 80-40-60-65) 
—'Hoopla' (Fox) and Guy Lom- 
bardo band on stage. Both the or 
chestra and Clara Bow are big on 
the draw here. Rosy outlook for 
133,000,^ plenty gravy. Last Week, 
'Cradle Song* (Par) and stage 
show; film pobr on pop quality to 
laxnich- Mlsa Wleckr^wlth— lagging- 
revenue; finlshefd at $25,500, lowest 
in some weeks, but still profit. 
^;^FarSm6uWI^(l)J£P)TClT550T"5&^^^ 
55) — 'Take a Chance' (Par) and 
'Mad Game* (Fox). liOoks headed 
for $9,000. Last wcekj 'College 
Coach' (WB) and 'White Woman 
(Par), around $10,000. 

.Scolf^y (M&P) (2.600; 25-35-4J 
65) — 'White Woman' (Par) and 
vaude; prospective $9i500. Last 
week, I'm No Angel' (Par), with 
vaude, carried the b.o. to $11,000; 
very fine, indeed. 



•Havana Widows' (WB) below ex- 
pectations at $14,600. 




Washington, Dec. 
There's other business In tbWn» 
but even the opposition boys "are 
siiending most of their time talking 
about 'Little Women.' Pic went Into 
second week at Keith's Saturday 
(2) after busting all records in 
opener. One of those things where 
yoii open the doors at 8: 30 . a.n9. and 
stay up till dawn the next day 
counting the intake.. (Sross last 
week was iarouhd $21,000, which 
beats previous high on 'Amos 'n' 
Andy' by over $1,000. Situation has 
reached the point now where even 
city editors are sending reporters 
around to see If . the lines are really 
two blocks long. 

. interesting angle on 'Women Is 
that house Is playing whole hour 
and 55 minutes with no cuts. This 
means a very slow turnover but 
the boys and girls don't seem to 
mind how long .vthey stand In line,. 

TJanelng . Lady' Is only other 
straight pic trying ii repeat week. 
Palace undoubtedly suffered last 
week from' 'Women' opposition, 
along with everybody else, but fig- 
ures to get thoise thfey missed last 
week on this. Combo of 'Crafcy 
QuIIt' on stage and 'Should Ladles 
B?«have' Is netting Fox niost of the 
vaude house trade. Theatre Is go- 
ing overboard to give stage show a 
elassjr /atmosphere with printed 
programs ' used for flrst time in 
niohths. 

Warners taking It on the chir 
this week. 'Ltldy Killer' Is getting 
old line Cagney fans at Earle, but 
stage topped by Gene Austin toblt 
licking from critics. 'From Head- 
may ; be very 



quarters,' at Met, 
clever murder .mystery but opposl- 
«5-$i.lO)^^^iHouse-wi6thvStA-(W^B>J-Uon™^ 



Doing nice enough for a holdover 
at $22,000, the Thanksgiving Day 
opening doing much to boost this 
one's grosa Last week, fifth and 
final stanza of 'World Changes' 
(WB) a meagre $8,200. 

Mayfair (2,200; 35-66-65)— 'The 
Chief (MG). Ed Wynn picture Is 
the first Metro film to play any- 
where but the regular Metro spot, 
\he CapItoT. BiJt even tis'a ^slougher 
the picture is' upping the Mayfair 
average by .$3;000 as It heads for 
$9,000. Last week, •Midshipman 
Jack' (RKO). Just $6,600, mild. . 

Palace (1,700; 25-40-65-75)— 'In- 
visible Man' (U) and vaude. Looks 
headed for $13,000, above average 
for tT»e~sp6t, although the fllra' cov- 
ered two weeks at the old Roxy he- 
fore hitting the Palace screen.' Lest 
week, 'Only Testerday* (U) and 
vaude hurdled high for $16,500. 

Paramount (3.653; 36-66-75), 'Sit- 
ting Pretty' (Par) and stage 6how. 
Gary Cooper Is making; his first per- 
sonal appearance here. Raquel Toi^- 
res and Siarl ' Marltza with hlm^ 
Heads for $60,000 or tip, and xoAy 
hold. Pretty mild last week 
at $34,000 with 'Take a Chance* 
(Par) and Eddie- Sulllvan« Broad- 
way columnist, omstalre 

Radio City Music Hall (5,945; 36- 
65.-75), 'Little Women' (RKO) (3d 
week) and stage, show. Unusual 
gross In sight as film heads for 
$100,000 on Its third leg, beating 
second week's fine $98,000. 'Coun 
sellor-at-Law* (U) follows. 

Rialto (2,000; 40-55-65), 'Master 
of Men' (Col). Good at $12,000 on 
eight days. Got $5,500 for four days 
Tjf — the — second- st anza of- "White 
Woman' (Par). 

RivoJ! (2.200; 40-56-75-85), TDuck 
.^trp^"( 2 n j'wcok ) . Cr§bd "$^,Wff 'after 
$32,000 the opening week. 

RKO Roxy (3,525; 25-40). "In 
visible 'Man* (U). Stays until 
Thursday on $8,000 pace, 'Little 
Women' (RKO) coming In for week 
I^ast week 'Onlv Yesterday* (U) and 
'Way to Love' (Par), mild $11,000 

Roxy (6,200; 25-35-55-65), 'HGOpl?i' 
(Fox) and stage show. At $34,000 
this Bow film I.^; showing the host 
comparative gr6.ss on the Main 



Estimates For This Weekt 
Keith's (RKO) (1,850; -25-86- 
BO-fiO)- 'Little Women' (RKO). 
(2d week). Looks llk9 Itll beat 
most openers, headed for beautiful 
$16,000. Last week same pic 
knocked all previous highs out of 
the window with untouched $21,000. 

Carle (WB) (2,424; 25-36-40-50- 
60,70)-_'Lady JKIUer*. . (WB) . «ihd 
vaude. Getting Cagney crowd but 
opposition Is taking most everything 
else. Gene Austin Is still a name on 
stage, but critics gave show the 
berry and It hurt Maybe fair $14,- 
000. Last week 'Female' (FN) and 
anniversary . stage bill turned in 
$16,000 which was o.k. but should , 
have been more. 

Palace , (Loew) (2,363; 16-26-3B- 
60-60)— 'Dancing Lady' (MG). Took 
drop from big opening when 'Little 
Women' opened but Is coming back 
atrong in second week. Looks like 
very nice $11,600. Last week count- 
ing big . start wouild lip: with excelr 
lent $18,000. 

Met (WB) (1.688; 16-25-86-60-60- 
70)— 'Frbm Headquarters' (WB), 
Got nice notices as murder mys- 
teries go, but the opposition Is awful 
tough. .Lucky to see more than fair 
$6,000. Last week second of n^^'orid 
Changes' (WB) slipped In weak 
$2,800. 

Fox (Loew) (8,434; 16-26-35-60- 
60)— "Ladles Must Behave' (MG) 
and vaude. 'Crazy Quilt' Is big 
help on stage. With talent an<^ 
Anita Page's film rep to back Up 
popular pic, hbuae Is headed for 
nice $23,000. LaCst week 'White 
Wonnan' (Par) wasn't much , hut 
Kate Smith in home town with own 
fevue kept gross up to o.k. $19,000.. 
— Rialte^(U-)=(-l7«53^T=7l^25>-35-40--^ 
UO-i-'invisible Man' (U). Doing 
nicely looking toward fine $8.60,0 for 
.seven days. Last v^reek was third 
of 'Only Yeaterday' (U) held over 
for. policy rca.sohs. Got under wire 
with fair $3,000. 

Columbia (Loew) (1,2C3; 15-25- 
35.40)— 'Worst Woman In Paris' 
(Fox), Will do average $3,000. Last 
week 'Walls of Gold' (Fox) netted 
about same. 



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Tuesday^ December 5, ]9;{3 



Utde Women/ $24,000, Frisco Record, 
Sophie Tucker, Lee Tracy Also Pull 



San Francisco, Dec. 4. 
Taico away the smashin,' crashin' 
Tiittle Woman' ftnd the street Is de- 
void of thrllis. Bti t what that HKO 
ieature .is doing to the Qoldien Gate's 
box office Is .plenty, for the. Loulsia 
Alcott tllm is busting every record 
known to th6 ya,te, \Raln Sat. night 
cut. biz down somewhat. , . 

The opening .Thanksgiving day 
saw 21,0QCi customers pass under the 
portals Tvlth as many. more . over the 
weekend a:nd an all time record of 
attendance iand money^ though 
prices aire lowest. in history, is in 
store for the Gate. Looks like 
124,000, which is easily four grand 
over the theatrie's best. This der 
spite the admish is now tw.o blts- be^ 
low its previous scale and the. show 
tuns about three, hour^, making it a 
long time between push putd. 

Sophie Tucktir.is the come -on for 
theWarfield, . Which will hit an okay 
figure, although Liliaii iHarvey and 
John Bole's in- *My Lips Bfetray* on 
screen are nice but no socks.. It's 
La Tucker's first time here, ih years. 
. Coujple of bth^r nice ones ar© no 
smashes either. 'Berkeley Scluare* at 
the ' Paramount over hopes, but 
'Cradle So iig* at the Cplumbla is 
pretty mild moiiey stuff. 'Cradle 
Song' is in latter as roadshow but 
hot. doing well. ' \ 

Front page ajitlcs of Lee . Tracy 
being heavily plugged in ads for 
'Advise to the Lovelorn' at United 
Artists and nijshts are okay but 
ina,tinees light. Will wind up as a 
pretty fair stanz)i, soniiewhat better 
than expected.. 

War . film, 'Forgotten Man,^ is a 
good grosser for the Strand, pulling 
lotta men and showing to a healthy 
biz. 

It's Mae West's -seventh week on 
the street and. fifth at 'the Embassy 
where she is /still a money maker. 
Apt to bow out after t his one; 
though, 'and by the time FWC is 
through with 'I'lli .No Angel' the 
nabes can take it and welcome. 

Changing from Fridays to Thurs- 
days as new opening day Marco's 
Orpheum may stand a better chance 
to cop a few extra dollars since it is 
only. Thursday opener in town and 
ought to drag more hews space as 
.a, result. Current 'Jimmy and Sally* 
and 'Before Dawn' aren't doing bad- 
ly. 

Fox is still the dynamiter of the 
.burg what with .two pix, 10 vaude 
acts, twQ-for-ohes, tree parking for 
26 and 36 cents. Coilumbia came 
through with smother picture this 
week, finally relenting on a near- 
decision to quit booking house, and 
.'Above the Clouds' is in along with 
.'He Couldn't T«ike It.' 

Naborhoods badly off, but pass- 
ing of the warm weather and entry 
of the chilly -days' and nights help- 
ing everyone. 

Estimates for This Week 
_Co!umbia (Far West) (l.tOO; 50- 
|3^4l^0)'--'''<3*adle..;-Son&'- (Pax)^. 
Not a ..clicker and no pull at road 
show prices, two-a-day, $4,000. Anti- 
Nazi propaganda held likely cause. 
•Henry YIII' (UA) drew ?4,400 in 
fourth and final week. 

Embassay (FWC) (1,400; 36-65) 
— 'Im No Angel' (Par) CT th week). 
Fifth for Mae at this house and 
$4^000' is gobd but a,bout end of the 
rope; $4,500 last week. . , 

Fox (Leo) (5,000; 25-35)-^'AbQve 
Clouds' (Col) and 'HS Couldn't I'a.ke 
It' ..(Mono) > .split, with - ten vaude. 
acts. Two for .oneS, . extended and 
budget and plenty of anigles being 
iiSed to puU customers, with |ll,000 
a.t these prices a good profit. Last 
week saw a tremendous $14,000 
on 'You Made- Mo Lovo You' (Maj) 
and 'To Last Man' (Par), latter 
first major film house has played, 

Golden Gate (2,844; 26-35-40)— 
•Little Women' (RKO) arid stage 
show. Heading for a money and 
attendahde record of $24,000 about 
four grand over previous tops. 
Waiting lines by noon a daily thing, 
and though show i'iinS long , three 
hours, getting plenty ; people and 
carriage trade, and. helping other 
theatres with overflow, Holds over. 
These hew low prices are a help, 
too, as witness excellent $13,000 on 
.'Right, to Bomance' (RKO) last 

Orpheum (F&ikl) (2,400; 26-40)— 
'Jimmy land Sally' (Fox) and 'Be- 
fore D4wn'. <RKQ.),. split. New 
1*hursday bi>enihg day, and moving 
along quite well at $6,000i. Six days 
of 'White Woman' (Par) and 'Ol- 
seh's Big Moment' (Fox), split, 
pulled $4,800 last week. 

. Paramount (FWC) (3,700; 30-40- 
«6) — 'Berkeiey Square' (Fox):. Car- 
riage trade, too, and over expectar 
=tlohe^t=410,fi0fi^Ee]liCfi.,^d,Jii^ 
week of 'Duck Soup' (UA) fairish at 
$9,000; 

Strand (Cohen) (970; 26-40) — 
'Forgotten Men' (Coop). Dra,wlng 
the males and okay for this small 
house, geared low, at $3,000. Fifth 
fthd final week of 'Blysla' (Poy) 
pulled good enough $1,000. 

United Artists (1,40Q; 26-36-40)— 
.^jldvlce to Lovelorn' (UA). Spotty, 
-With light matinees and good nights 
running to about t7,600, which Is a 
bit t>etter than expected. Tracy's 



INVISIBLE MAN' WOW 
18G, 'BEAN' MILD, NEW'K 



^Newark, Dec, 4. 

A rush to . 'Invisible Man' at Proc- 
tor's and. $18^000 is in sight. Marie 
Dressier not going so well in 'Chris- 
topher Bean' at Loew's, but she 
ought to do nicely with $16,000. 

Thanksgiving was good here but 
a little below 1932. In the district 
as a whole business is about; 20% 
below 1932. 

The.Shubert is dark this week.but 
reponS next week. Temporarily this 
increases the dark downtown houses 
to seven. 

Estimates for This Week 

Bran^ord (WB). (2,966; 16-65)— 
'Havana Widows' (FN), and 'Day 
of Reokohlng' (MG). On eight days 
with ThanksETivlhg ih should be 
close to a, nice $10,000. - Last week. 
'Female' (FN), and 'King for. a 
ftightV (U): on six days okay at 
$7,800,. '. 

Capitol (WB) (1,200; 16-25-36-50) 
—'World Changes' (FN), ■ and 
'Blonde Bombshell' (MG). Good bill 
has to: fatie next door pull of 'In-, 
visible Man' but should be okay at 
$4,500. Liast week, 'Bowery* (UA), 
and 'One. Year 'liater* (FD), ilne at 
$6,200. ^ 

Uoew's State (2,780; 16^76)-- 
'Chrlstophei? iBeai^' (MG) and vode. 
Good enough at $16,0.00 but not so 
nice as expected. Last week 'Prize- 
fighter and Lady* (MG) also dlsap- 
pointed by hot going over $14,000^ 
even with holiday. ., 

Newark (Adams-Par) (2,248; 15- 
99) — 'Cradle Song! (Par) and vode. 
On eight days should top a fair $11,- 
000. liast week; "White Womaii' 
(Par) ph Six days a dud at Just 
over $7,000. 

Proctor's (RKO) (2,300; 25^36-40- 
60-76-86)— Invisible Man' (U) and 
Vode, Probably a grand $18,000. 
Last week,. 'Hoopla' (Fox), with 
Student frlhce' tab and holiday, 
only $16,000. ; 

Terminal (Skouras) (1,900; 15- 
25-35-40)— 'My Lips Betray' (Fox), 
and ^Walls of 'Gk>ld' (Col). Things 
looking up here and on six days 
maybe a fine $4,200. Last week, 
'Olsen's Big Moment* (Fox), and 
'Fury of Jungle* (RKO), "well 
enough at $3,900. 



Utde Women/ 'Dancing 
Lady' Big 13G Each, NJL 



lilan's Casde' H600, 
Fair, as Vande Exits; 
Take a Chance' 3G's 



^NeW Haven, Dec. 
'Little Women* and 'Dancing 
Lady' putting oh a neck-and-neck 
race, both bringing in plenty of 

bacon. Heavy advance campaigns in-.^ fair At IB 700 
-had-'enrnE»retty--welU,sold„ -JififfflC^ J^M^^Jtl^il^^]^^^^ 



Seattle, Dec; 4, 
Blue Mouse takes the Blue Rib- 
bon this week with Katharine Hep- 
burn in 'Little Women/ First two 
day3 set attendance record for the 
house, with children numerous, due 
to double schopl holiday. 

Sudden decision reached to button 
up. Metropplitan, which goo.s dark 
this week, except, for future legit. 
Christmas approaching . and also 
legit outlook lipping, while, bis has 
been juild, clinched decl6ioh« Helps 
the over'-s^ted' (».pacity In this 
burg just thait much. Still too 
many^ but mebbe more folks will 
go to shows as. times improve. Tax 
payments by local propierty owners 
this wieek 60%, ahead of year ago 
and that is confidence builder that 
may help loPsen. purse strings a 
little. 

. Estimates for This Week 
Blue Mouse (950; 26-35)— 'Little 
Women' (RKO). It's a wow at b.o., 
looks shre for run; record lines and 
town talk; anticipated $8,600 is Im- 
mense/ 'Last week, 'College C<)ach' 
(WB) too late Ih season, six days, 
terrible $1,500. 

Coliseum (Evergreen) > (1,800 : 15- 
26) 'PaddSr, Next Best Thing' 
(Pox) and 'Torch Singer* (Par) 
dual;, lines first few days, antici- 
pated. $6,500 is gpod^ Last week 
'Ebnpei^or Jones' (UA)' and 'I -Loved 
a Woman* (FN) dual, slbw $3,300. 
Fifth Avenus (Bvergreen) (2,400; 

25- 40), "The' Prlzeflgnter and the 
Lady* (MO). Not hot, $6,300. Last 
week 'Duck Soup* (Par), tapered off 
9. little, though Thanksgiving came 
in for It, around $8,100. 

Liberty (J-vH> (1,900; 10^25), 
'Oliver TWisit* (Mono) and 'Master 
of Men* (Col) dual, expected $4,500, 
nice. Last week 'Sensation Hunters* 
(Mono) and 'Between Fighting Men' 
(WW) $4,300. 

Musie Box ■ (Hamrick) (900; 25- 
36), 'Only Yesterday* (U). Dandy 
pix expected to build; looks like 
nifty $4,500, although 'Little Women* 
across street naturally is taking the 
play aw ay. Xikst week 'Footlight 
Parade* (WB), six days* big $3,000. 
Fourth week for this one. 

Orpheum (Oldkhow) (2,700; 25- 
?5), -Olsen's Big Moment* (FoX) and 
•Big. Executive* (Par) dual, and 
vaude;^ Long show and vaude,. too, 
going for agrreeable $7,600. Last 
week 'Ace of Aces* (RKO) and 
•Walls of . (Sold* (Fox) dual, and 
stage. In black for dke $7,700. 
Paramount (Evergreen) (3,106; 

26- 35), 'Take h. Chance' (Par). In 
for four days only, twice as big as 
last, week, but still only fair, antici- 
pateli $3,000. Last Week 'Stage 
Mother* (MCr) yanked, after five 
days, weak $2^000. 

Roxy (J-vH) (2,300: 26-35). 'A 
Man's Castle* (Cpl). Lovely pix 
liked, but taking jolt from sudden 
stop of stage shows; indicated $4,- 
600, fair. Last week 'Sweetheart of 
Sigma Chi* (MPno) and Ran vaude, 
final week, top expensive though 



opening. 

College, formerly a. dud spot. Is 
doing a surprising biz' this season) 
holding steadily to some nice 

grosses^ 

Paramount will try to sidestep 
pre-Xmas Jinx with some flesh fare, 
bringing in a colored; revue Fri- 
day (8). 

_ Estimates for This Week 

Paramount (Pubiix)' (2,348 1 35- 
50), 'Sitting Pretty' (Par) and 
'Thundering Ijerd' (Par). Encoun- 
tering plenty competish, with pros- 
pects pf moderate $7,800 for eight 
days; Lajst; week 'Cradle Song' 
(Par) and 'Tlllle and Gus* (Piir) 
below average, around $6,500 for six 
days. S.uh cut to bf iftf new bill in 
on holiday. 

Poll's (Poll) (3,040; 36-60), 'Danc- 
ing Lady* (MG). Quick turnover 
as a single, plus, holiday prices, will 
help this one to a Swell $13,000. 
Last week 'Keyhole* (UA) and 'Mas- 
ter of Men' (Col) surprised with 
oke $8,600 on six days. 
. Roger Sherman (WB) (2,200; 35- 
50), 'Little Women' (RKO). Extra 
morning shows for weekend , an aid 
to boosting grass to a bang-up 
$13,000. Last week -World Changes' 
(WB) and 'Goodrbye Love' (WB) 
faded to light $4,700. 

College (Poli) (1,665; 25-40). Tn^ 
visible Man* (U) and 'Jimmy and 
Sally' (Fox); OK to sock start In^ 
dicatlng nice $4,700. Last week 
'Henry VHP (UA) and 'East of 6th 
Ave.* (Col) topped, house record 
with sugary $5,000. 

Shubert (1,700; 26-36-50), T>am- 
agcd Lives' (Weldon). Social hy- 
giene film drew class trade but 
failed to attract, the muggs. Fin- 
ished 10-day run with weak $4,000. 



recent publicity getting him cus- 
tomers. 'Blood Money' (UA) went 
out after week and five days, $3,6()6 
last stanza. 

Wtfrfield (FWC) (2,700; 36-45-66) 
^'My Lips Betray' (Fpx) and stage 
show with Sophie Tucker. I'ucker 
is li help but pic not a sock; $18,000 
nevertheless. . ' Last week's 'Chrle- 
tophef Bean* (MG) was the disap- 
pointing one, grossing but $17,500. 



■■^tnt«r"Qarden-('-John-Danz)-^^OOtf" 
16-25), 'The 7th Commandnient' 
.(State rights). In T gbpd-ehough 
week grossed around $3,000. 



5 Yrs. Hence Pitt Will Look Back 
And Call This Hie Good Ole Days' 



MRS. ALCOn-MAE WEST 
INQIANAPOUSRIVAIS 



Indianapolis;. Dec. .4.. 
, . .'Little Women' is big at the Cir- 
cle with a smashing $12,000 gross 
in sight, for the. week; It triples 
the intake last week on "Mien's 
(7astle' and Is the .only thing - to. 
rival Mae West's recent high- water 
.mark. 

As a result 'Invisible Man' at the 
Apollo and 'Should Ladles Behave' 
B.t the Palace have been affected. 
The former. . heavily exploited, is 
under expectations with fair $3,760, 
latter going up .to. lean $4,500. 

The town's f^o stia^ge show houses 
- <the Indiana ' and the Lyric— are 
flghtlng ah even struggle. , Weaver 
Brothers on the stage at the deluxe 
IhdiS,na are barely reaching par fig- 
ures at $9,600, While the Billy Purl 
Unit at the. smaller Lyric is doing 
slightly better comparatively with 
Indicated $7,500. Midnight . show 
Saturdays helping the Lyric,' 
Estimates f«r This Week 

Apollp (Fourth Ave.) (1,600; 26- 
40)— Invisible Man' (U). Better 
than recent weeks, but slightly dls-r^ 
appointing with a' gross of $3,760, 
fair. . Last... week 'Hoopla* (Fox), 
weak! at $3,000. 

Circle (Katz-Feid> (2,600; 26-40) 
—'Little Women* (BKO).. Clicked 
very big from- opening day and will 
soar to $12,000, great. Last week 
'Man's Castle' (Col) did slightly un- 
der av^age week at $4,000. 

Indiana (Katz-Feld) (3.100; •26-36- 
40-66)— 'Take a Chiance' (Par) and 
Weaver Bros, on stage. Not show- 
ing the power 'looked for, but will 
even-Stephen it at $9,600. Last 
week 'Chance at Heaven? (tlKO) 
and Marcus stage show started big 
and faded fast to a moderate $8,700. 

Lyric (OlSen) (2,000; 20-25-40)— 
TlUle and Gus* (Par) and . Billy 
Purl Unit on stage. Looks encour- 
aging at $7,600. Last week 'Aggie 
Appleby* (RKO) and AVery Dlai- 
mo..l^ Bevue on stage hit around a 
f?.ir $6,500. 

Loew's Palace (Loew's) (2,800 ; 
25-40) — 'Should Ladies BehaVe' 
(MG). Only the theatre's mbmeh- • 
turn is saving it, and even then 
things are hot bright at' $4,500. Last 
week 'Dancing Lady' was okay at 
$6,200. 



Title Changes 



Hollywood, Dec. ,. 

'Seven Lives Were Changed' to 
'Orient Express,' Fox. , 

Metro has changed "The. Come- 
back* to 'The Woman in His Life.' 

'Vinegar "Tree* to 'Should Ladles 
Behave,* Metro. . 

'Three Men*^ to 'Streets of New 
York,* Metro. 

— :^rtth , Cftntury h as swi tched 
'Trouble Shooters' to 'Trouble.* : 

'Just Off Fifth Avenue* to 'Finish- 
ing School,' Badio. 



Philly Fare Rather Indiifereiit 

'Duck Soup' Mild $19,000— Muni's 'World 
Changes' Moderate $11,000 



Phiaidelphia, Dec. 4. 
Stanley- Warner people are sched- 
uling some exceptional pictures 
during the. next few weeks ta offset 
the natural slump, but judging by 
the Initial showing of a ' couple of 
the highly touted features last week 
there wpn't be any great box ofllce 
activity ;d\irlng these pre- Christmas 
shopping days. 

'Duck Sou|»* with the mad Marxes 
opened to plenty of attention isind 
high critical praise at the Stanley, 
but didn*t look so hot from the at- 
tendance standpoint during its first 
day (Sattirday). Indications ..are 
that house won't touch $19,000 'on 
the week— ^lulte a falling off from 
the pace set by 'PPotlight Pa,rade' 
and 'I'm No Angel,' the Stanley's 
two mm offerings since it dropped 
Its previous stage show policy. 

The Fox has 'Berkeley Square' 
on the screen-^approximately one 
month following its first showing at 
the Locust. House is celebrating 
its 10th birthday, but the Anni- 
versary Bevue is short on names 
an3^ Isn't "^eainf^inueif^^ 
No. more than. $15,000 figured for 
the week. The other house featur- 
ing stage shows, the Earle, is giv- 
ing all attehtlon to that end and 
none to the picture. 'Scandals' is 
the show and 'Havana Widows' the 
picture. Biz of the first two days 
wasn't up to expectations, but a 
fair-to-mlddlln* $12,600 is indicaltcd. 

The Boyd has another highly 
touted feature ih 'World Changes,' 
l\>,ul Muni feature gotting some- 



what mixed notices with indications 
for a moderately good but not un-. 
Usual Week; $11,000 likely. 

The Karlton did fahrly well at the 
outset of its. new policy ef first 
runs. 'Take a Chance' was the at- 
traction, but its , > successor, . .'My 
Woman,' doesn't' look so strijng; 
Unlikely to hit $4,000. 

'Prize Fighter and Lady' turned 
in the best biz the Stanton has dohe 
In months and was. held over- 

Aldlne With the biggest hit of the 
season oh its hands hesitates to 
change pictures. 'Henry VIII* held 
up strongly in its second week and 
is staying a third with 'Blood 
Money* mentioned to succeed on 
Friday. 'Henry' should '©et $7,500— 
over house average— for its third 
week and that's more than some of 
the, UA offerings have been able 
to get in the opening weeks at the 
Aldlne this year. 

Estimates For This Week 
Aldine (1,200; 40-5.5-65)— 'Henry 
VIU' (UA). Third week, remark- 
abler^$7v500r=End==of^run==not=def-= 
inltely set. Last week, $10,000, fine. 

Arcadia (650; 25-40-50)— 'Time 
and Gus' (Par). Best bet house has 
had in a month, $2,000 indicated: 
Last week, 'Saturday's Millions' 
(MG), $1,300 in five days. 

Boyd (2,400; 40 -5'5 -6 5)— 'World 
Changes' (WB). Muni picture 
should get a .good but not excep- 
tional $11,000/ Continuance beyond 
single week unlikely. 'Chris Bean' 
(ConHnnod on pago 24) 



IttSbUrgh. Dec. 4j 
:;Flve yea^rs from how 
looking baek at the current session 
ahd referring to It as the good old 
days. It's without " shadow bf 
doubt the biggest all-afouhd week 
since 1929, the dowhtowh streets 
jammed with , mobs with money in 
their pocket^ and anxious to spend 
.it. 

A great break brought millions i 
Xmas savings fuhds in the maila 
right on the heels of Thanksgiving, 
giving the burg a threerday holiday 
session that will top New Year's, 
the Yuletide and the rest pf the fest- 
ive pccastons by countless thbii- 
'Sahds. They had the ropes' up 
everywhere, with extra ushers pickr 
Ing up plenty of loose change and 
in severttl instances cbps tp hold the 
customers milling about the butslde 
i a cheek. 

Fpr product, there 'hasn't been' 
week like it in some time, with 'Lit- 
tle Womeni' 'Dancing Lady,' 'Paddy^ 
ejid 'Take a Chance' all within a 
couple of blocks of each other. Pac- 
ing the field, of course, far and away 
ahead of the others, is 'Women' at 
the Stanley, \7here the hpiise staff 
has gone dizzy trying to stem the 
fivalanche. Nothing like this even 
in the house's palmiest day, with, all 
records for attendance ahd hioney. 
going by the boards, and a pushover 
fpr $31,000, amazing and a figure 
this' house was figured incapable of 
doing. Stays a second . week, the 
first picture in house's history tp 
get more than customary six days. 

At. the Penn, 'Dancing Lady' got 
close to $5,000 on its opening day 
and should have no trouble at all 
clicking off a swell $22,000, with 
more, than an even chaince of hitting 
sbbvB that. 'Paddy,* picked up by 
Mort Shea when Harris interests 
put on the open market due to theii; 
failure to get AlVin ready on time, 
clicking sensationally at Fulton and 
should turn in. $8,000 easily^ which 
with house's capacity and scale is 
tremendous. Davis alsp . getting its. 
share with 'Hbrse Play,* with; pros- 
pect for $4,000, the best hi^re in 
months, and the Warner. . isalllng 
along dizzily to $9,000 or better with 
'Take a Chance'. 

. Town's general prosperity extend- 
ing to Pitt as well, where 'Manhat- 
tan Tower* and vaude is getting its 
regular clientele in addition to lots 
of turha^wa'ys . f rom nea^rhy houses* 
All this will evehtually count up to 
$6,600, great. The old times? . Nuts. 
They were never like this; It'is • 
stampede. 

Estimates for This Week 
Davis (WB) (1,700; (26-35)-* 
'Hprse Play' (U); Weakest pf down- 
own product but will share in the 
general - prosperity just the .same. 
Ai'ound $3,750 ih prospect Pn seven 
days and that's plenty okay for this 
site. Last week 'I'm. No Angel' 
(Par)- on second run, excelleht at 
$3,200. 

Fulton (Shea-Hyde) (1,760; (16- 
26-35)— 'Paddy* (Fox). Brought In 
'day ahead of schedule, due to flop 
of 'Beauty fPr Sale* (MG), and 
away to business almost equal- that 
.ef - re'ceritly sensatlbnal 'Henry 
VIII.* On basis of first three days, 
should have no trouble;' cashing in 
$8,000 for seven-day stahd. Last 
week 'Beauty' in five days only 
$2,400, ouch. 

Penh (Loew's-liA) (3,300; 26-36- 
50)— 'Dancing Lady' (MG). Craw- 
ford's best in some time. Witri 
star's b.o. value and. general rush of 
business- all o-ver Should result in 
sizzling $22,0OO, magnificent. Last 
week 'Christopher Bean' (MG) 
wound up s.trong With nice Thanks- 
giving day trade to an okay $15,000. 

Pitt (Shaffer) (1,600; 15-25-40)— 
.'Manhattan Tower* (Ghes): and 
vaiide. Getting more than its share 
of . the turnaways and should have 
best week of its so far short life 
at $6,600. Liaat week 'My Woman' 
(Col) and vaude, around $5,250. 

Stanley (WB) (3,600; 25t35-50)— 
'Little Women' (RKO), -The honey 
Of honeys. Mighty Hepburn send- 
ing cricks into ecstatic twitters and 
audiences into, walking, talking 
billboards. House staff screwy tryr 
ing to handle the crowds and a 
pushover to break all straight-pic- 
ture money and- attendanee records. 
Shoiild pull down a hefty $3i,000, 
which is sweet music now or any 
time, and set for second week, first 
picture in house's history to stay 
fortnight. Last week 'World 
Chaiiges'=-(W^B)ra-bit-disapijblnting- 
at $10,500. Figured to do more. 

Warner (WB) (2,000; 25-35-50) 
— Take A Chance' (Par). Rapped 
but that doesn't mean a thing in 
such prosperity as town is enjoy" 
ing_this week. Mats off a bit but 
nights great and In 'sevch' day« al- 
most a clrich for $9,000, a total this 
house hasn't seen for what .seems 
like years. Last week 'Right to Ro- 
mance' (RKO) fell off to $r>;800 
after s'wcH .st.art.- 



•VABIETI'S MNDON OFFIOB, 
g-'St, Mnrtln'* PI«Mie»- falgar Sqaare 



FOREIGN FlkM NEWS 



Cable AddresKi fAmETI, LONDON, 
Telephone X«nftple Itar S041-5042 



11 




Put Dp to Britisli Oiain Landlords 



XiOAdon, Nov. 25. 

United JPlctur© .Theatres, Xitmlted, 
CDihpany . under chalrnian9hip of 
Isidore William iSchleslhprer, con- 
' tirolUner and owning 17 picture the- 
atres, hag not made a profit sliice: 
its formation. 

Three years ; ago, ■ the booliIng> ar- 
rafigem'ents: and. control of com' 
pany were given over to Gaumortt- 
Brltishii who were to get .$16,000 per 
annum for. their services, .besides, 
showing their (G. B.) fllmd there. 
Despite the new arrangements, the 
company has still been on the losing 
, plde. . 

■ '; Now the ' landlords of the p'rop- 
ier ties, have been, called in- by G-B 

' iand told- to .rMuce their' rentalis by- 
6.0%, otherwise U. P. T, .will .have to 
go into , liquidation, . Landlords left 
conference With promise to give An 
early reply." 

■■ Fox '» Bradford Ti'ust 

Walter . |lutchinsoh, inanaglnk 
directer of Fox Films (Liondori); 
Xilmited,' has been appointed a- di-' 
rector of thei Metropolitan & Brad- 
ford. Trust, Limited. This is the 
<j6rnpany .Which has - controlling in- 
terest in G.au.mpnti' British; and . its 
subsidiaries, it new' has three 
American Fox representatives on its 
directorate 



'Way to LoveVPUiled 

First time in the hlStofy of Para- 
.knount's Carlton picture theatre thiat 
a picture failed to hold-up for more 
than two weeks, and a,_ Maurice 
Chevalier picture at that. " 
■ 'The Way to .Ix>ve' was taken .out 
efter a fortnight^ although it was 
. orlglpally -Ihtefidecl to show it for 
six weeks. It has done the wot-st 
business of any film . shown there 
since it. became a talkie house. 'I'm 
No Angfel' now current. 

UFA OMITS DIV, 
PROFIT 



Studio in Cairo Has 

Backing of Big Bank 



Cairo, Nov. 20. 
irst Turkish film studio is being 
built : here. . . It is being put up at 
Bhoubra,, near the. outskirts of 
town and plans call for two stages, 
a sound' roo&i and' labpratbrles. 

Banqiie Mlsr. Is understood back- 
ing the project, with a governmen- 
tal pod In the right direction^ Not 
likely to. prove any- competition to. 
American firms who pretty well 
dbmlnate thiuga locally. 

'Nanoie bf the company -that's - put-, 
ting tip studio ' jahct . prbposesi to 
produce' 19 It ^ater Is 'Sbttiete Mlsr 
POUT le Cinema eit ie 'theatre..." 

..Two features -are starting ;iinme-. 
diately. . Fhrst will relate important 
stepis in l^uricish history^ and second 
has been titled ♦Children''^ Fete.' 
Nazln Bey la the dlrei;tor named for 
both films) ■ - ' - 





Berlin, ItoV. -25. 

Ufa balance sheet for. .business 
year 1932-33 closes With net .profit of 
BM .22,000 '($8,600) after writing off 
BM 20,660,000; gross profit totaled 
BM 28,048 as against' BM 29,- 
011,587 in the previous year, -whian 
BM 18,730;pOO were Written off. 
Dlvldend-^likst yiear 4%— will riot be 
distributed. Depreciation pn'fllmig 
are stated at BM 16,701,126, as 
against BM i4,333;336 'ik; 1931-32. 
Total turnover was tlM. "68,894,060. 
The board. d.eclared a, cai^eful depre- 
ciation policy "to be more."in[ipbrlan.t 
than dividend distributlpn. 

The production 1932-33 consisted 

20 German features...; 

18 forel^ language features. - 

19 Gerrtiah culture reels. 

20 fbreign language (Hil tore reels.. 
10 German shorts. ' 

201 newa reels. 

. Employment of the studious was 
•66%. it was up.'t6° 7B% in the first 
half of the business year, but 
slumped In spring of 1938;- Oh May 
81, 1933, company owned 97 theatres 
with 106,302 seats. Attendattce Is 
given a]t ,28,412,409, as irgiilnBt 30,- 
669,787 in 1931-32. Grqa^ea dropped 
, tnofe sharply i'li, percent $hah at- 
tendance- owing to the oyer-supply 
•■■■of seats.- ^ ' '■- 

Business in the first* four, months 
(Df the cutrent l>ustness year Was re- 
t>orted. aT9 .''^atisfflctory.'' . 



fDace^s Son^ Film^^^ 

Pans Nadye Producers 



Borne, j^oy. 
Mii^sblihi's soii, Vlttorio, who Is 
going Oh 16; is editor cf the boy 
students' paper. The Boys' Pen, Is 
.Bued three tlihes a month. 

■ The paper has now changed title 
into 'Tear XII' (1933 Is the twelfth 
year of the Fascist regime) and the 
first number retitled ' sold out al 
ihost the first day. It contains a 
lively article by VittoHo panning 
'"^taiiaw^^dlHemarTJroduction^BBVere^ 
Slgnprlno Vlttorio and his brother 
iJruno aire great moving picture 
fans and .see all the new films In 
l.he private projection theatre , at- 
tached to the ■ Duce'S residence in 
'■'Villa Torlcinla. 

Vlttorio does not spare the mod- 
ern Italian film, production, and 
Ui'gc-s the producers to make some- 
thing worthy .\yhlle. 



Moscow* Nov, 28. 
Another Soviet, picture about, life 
m the U, S. A. is In production. 
Tentatively titled 'Copper/ it is 
likely to receive a better b.b. label 
before release. 

The stp.y. will recount, the -woes 
of .young genius under capitalist 
conditions. The hero will be an in 
yentor, fresh from college.' ' His In 
vehtlon threatens to disorganize the 
copper Industry. Hero spunis a 
million dbilars to destroy his 'idea 
iEie'49. persecutjeid. At last he. fakes 
his invention toi. Russia, where It is 
duly appreciated and the band plays 
the Internationale. 

picturO will serve, however, ito 
convey aisitettd ot Ainerican life, 
which fascinate the Russians, such 
as night clubs, jazz, bandits and 
th& like. 

Sasha Sfasman, . Moscow's little 
Paul Whltemian, is doing a series 
of. original jazz pieces for the pic 
ture. I 



E^iib Up f^r Mayor 



Ottawa,. Dec ik . 
You can't keep an Irishman out 
of any fray. Paddy JTolan wants .to", 
be In the thick of it, having entered 
the lists as a candidate for the 1934 
mayoralty of Ottawa, 

Nolan is ian exhibitor, being the 
owner of the. Avaloui R*xy and'Col- 
unibla theatres, Qttliwa, He Was 
an alderman several years ago— i>e- 
tore' he ma.de a pre-vious bid for the 
highest municipal 'office. 



Canal Zone 1^ 
WoridinGoofy^R^ 
For Theaire Conduct 



■ Fanatna City, Nov. 
Municipal cqunOll ot Chlrlqilthas 
Just issued a complete code fbr ott- 
er atiori 'of 'theatres^ effectlvo imtrie- 
dlately. Chlriqul is the-^xniost pro- 
gressive section Of the interior, and 
the law is com^rehbnslvfr. It's due 
ihxUcatton' oiC th« Ttlnft , ol laws ; that 
are .iiaLssed aroundl.. th^ . world' arid' 
that drive foreign; managers, of 
American ^Im ^companies . f rantlci 

Law -.contains, ..among bth.er 
things, the following tegulatloiiis: 

Wlien thd ; prdlrra'm' ■ . cpriimorioes- 
pelrsdhs of Vbtli .ieixOs in theatres 
must rebiove. tltieir Jt»ata^ , ^. 

'Wiien -jmy change ' itii.;j^rogram. 'Is 
neeessaiy.' for .'any c|tuse whatso- 
eVerv: i^e. authori^eis rmust be no- 
Ufied. ^ ; 

Perfbrnaances muat; be^ln at -tiie 
announced lioiaut*' ' '^dgardless jof 
number bf . people fittOndingi^ , 

^Skhlblfons wh)[cb.f^ to 
good mariii^rs 4Mre f pri^lddeD^ 
. .It is forbidden vtovslay pr :>slng 
the. National anthem -^f /.this or apy 
other country unless in COmmemP" 
ra.tion of annlversaries< 

Persons who are either drunk or 
dirty miist riot be admitted. 

AH annoutt'cemerits and .. .films 
must carry tlt^tta' in 3pariis]b first 
A plctur,e shown under. one. name 
inay not .W repeated . under ah 
other. 

Ushers must be in uniform or 
w-ear some insignia: 
'. Unless seats . are' numt>ered any 
person riiay sit where hO desires. 

When thjs ithieatre is not si|iffl 
cientiy Illuminated, the ^ poster is 
obliged to 'guide. i>atr0ns- .with 
flashlight.--. 

Children less than threo years old 
.are forbidden .entraride' to any pui> 
He perforihahcis;.. 



'Afice'trints 

Abr<nd f«r Christmas 



New G(»nnan Edict Permits Duals; 
Political Strategy Relaxes Ban 



ttexieo Frowns on W 
In 4th Madrid Week 



Madrid, Nov. 2B. 
Mexican^ ^Embiassy here lodged 
protest With the ..foreigh ministry 
here last woek against the inclu- 
sion of scenes allegedly defamatory 
to Mexico In 'Ti»e Kid From Spain' 
(UA). Foreign Minister has promr 
Ised to look into tiie matter and 
order out anything that might hurt 
Mexican . pride. . United Artists cut 
out,, several, scenes .previous to 
showing. 

Cantor , picture is noW . in Its 
fourth w^^H 'bere, and doing, big 
biz. Spanish . l|9.ds especially seem 
to enjoy watching Eddie -play with 
the bniL 








PHD. 

WB EUROPEAN HEAH 



Hollywood, Pec. 4.- 
Working ov^jfttlme, Paramount's 
lab creWa finished 'five prints of 
'Alice in Wonderland^ and hufried 
them out via l)lane and ship so 
that they could be released simul- 
taneously In London, Paris, Berlin 
and Copenhagen Christmas week. 

Scripts previously had been sent 
ahead so that- foreign titles could 
be fixed up before arrival of the 
films. 



'Barbary Coast' Off So 
Cooper May bo *0p* 13* 

Hollywood, Pec. . 

Sartinel Goldwyn has agreed to 
set back his production of 'Bar- 
bary Coast' to kllow Gary; Cooper 
to go .to Metro for - the mate top 
spot, in 'Qperator 13,' the Mi^rion 
Pavls picture. 

Peal. for. Cooper to go into the 
Metro company was called ofC two 
weeks ago when the player asked 
ytZ,00& for the partw ; He later 
signed with .Goidwyn for 'iBarbary 
Coast.*^ Hearst representatives made 
the Cooper deal in New York. 



Franco-German Filming 

Berlin, Nov^ 25. 
The managing director of the Afii 
(Aktiengeaellschaft fuer Filmunter- 
hehmungen)' B. W. Lieborlus, has 
taKeff'=°tn(>"='connectiDn3^ 
French liriance groups with the aliii 
of joint production in dcvcral ver- 
sions. Pictures are to be made in 
Berlin. 

First pic to be adapted from Os- 
car Strauss' operetta 'The Last 
WaltB.' Shooting to begin in Berlin 
early in January. Afu is negotiat- 
ing with' prominent people for cast 
and direction. 



Stockholm,. POc. 4. 
Phil Kaufm.ann. .general Suropean 
manager for Warner Brothers, died 
here suddenly. Saturday (2) morn- 
ing, aged 4^. His body is being 
taken to London for burial by his 
family. 

• Kaufmann, altbough.. bom In 
Bocliester, Ni T.; wis a British subr 
ject He had been in the film busi- 
ness for more than 20 years and wais 
a pioneers lii Canada's film Industry. 
Connected at an. early age with the 
Aliens,, be helped found that Ca- 
nadian circuit. From that he Joined 
S. L. Nathahsbn arid was largely in* 
.strumental in building up the strong 
Nathanson isales '.department. 

With Al Arohson, he steered 
Nathanson's Kegal- Films through 
troubled waters and was with the 
company long eiiough to see it ex- 
pand to tnajor prbpot^lons^ 

In 1926 ICaufmfltnri.joihed FlrstNa- 
tl6hal abroad, going to .Sk Central 
European post In Germany.. With 
t^at company's merger into. Womer 
Brothcirsr Kaufmann was retained as 
general marikger for Cerittal 
Europe. The Scandinavian terri- 
tories were added later and .eventu^ 
ally, he was named In: coriiplete 
charge .. of . Europe, exclusive- -of 
Great Britain. 

Kaufmann and his family lived In 
Berlin for many years, making that 
his headquarters. Several months 
ago, howe-ver, when the aritl-Jewish 
trouble begaa In Gelrmany, Kauf- 
mann. moved his oifflce, home and 
family /to London. 

He Is survived by a widow and 
-"tKFgS"-cHlldrgnr"^-~;'.w:~~ 



Washlngtoni Pec 4. 

Increased pop\flkrlty ^'of British 
motion picture, films lii ..Caha!da is 
revealed in .a report ft'oin. Consul 
Pamon C, WOods, Toronto, made 
public by the li. S. Conunerce ide 
partment. 

British feature films shown In the 
PoQilhion during the current year> 
the report shows, w^l a.pproximate 
70, a, lOO% increiase over .193.2,. when 
"British fihns totaled only 36 
American feature . .films shoWn in 
Canada in 1932 wHl reach a. total of 
about 400 against 460 during 1932 
~ ' French films, limited to Quebec 
Province, will probably equal the 
tot&I ot 60 exhibited last year. Short 
-or supporting 'films shown in Can- 
ada in the current year will num 
her about 1»500, of which 95% will 
.be American productions, the same 
as in 1932. V. . 

The gre9.t increase In the propor 
ttbn of > British films, ^he; report 
states. Is. due to- Improvenient ! in 
dramatic quality -and production 
technique and to a lesser extent to 
patriotic- preference for British pic- 
tures. 

Canada at the present time, the 
report reveals, has about 1,100 nio 
tloh picture th'eatres, of which about 
700 .are wired for sound- pictures. 
One large chain organization 'oper 
ates about 190 theatres, 30 other 
chiain groups operate from 6 to 16 
theatres, with k number beliig oper 
ated by local Independent proprle 
tors or lessees'. 



Washington, Pec, 4. 
New order has gOne out from the 
German Film Gharoiber to the effect 
thait theatres may use programs un- 
limited in length or. footage, thus 
doing aWay Indirectly. With the antl- 
double.-^feature law. Info Is con- 
tained in a Commerce Pppti report 
ust released. V 

Believed In 'some elrcles .tha.t poli- 
tics caused - the easing down, and 
that within a couple, inonths there'll 
be a . hew laW passed doing away 
with thie rule against naOre than one 
feature for a: program. 

When the law wa^. . first pr'omul-. 
gated there Was coiisiderable rum? 
bllng. ■ Clneriia-OWiiers in ' shiall 
theatres, e^^eclally along .the Bhine- 
land, ignored the laws. and' cbntih- 
ued showing two, three and more 
pictures at a time. 

Political -Angle 

Just about the time It. was figured 
the Film Chamber • would. i>are its 
teeth' eind go after these smallies, it 
becomes apparent that . the -govern- 
ment is anxious to appease th^m. 
New regulation doing aii^^ay^ with 
the antlrdbubler.featiire thing was 
prOmtilgated just prior to the recent 
special ; elOctlon, which, may be a 
tlpoft. 

New ruling. Incidentally, is a 
laugh in political language. It's not a 
resclhdment; tbat wouldn't be dig- 
nified. It's a completely* : hew regu- 
lation and worded to provide; pro- 
g'rains may be unlimited In footage 
and in addition to a featiire ot any 
length they may have second fea- 
tures- of no longer than 1,600 meters. 
Since most filmis can be cut down to 
1.600 meters, It's just another legal 
evasion. 



Inter. Pic Distrib. Combo 



Ottawa, Nov. 27. 

Tiie 'Canadian capital has gained 
thO reputatlbii of being toughest 
spot on. the Pomlnlon riiap |or 
British films. This, In spite of the 
fact that Ottawa. Is the. residence 'of 
'His Majesty's- representative : to 
Canada and that the Civil 'Service 
has a. definite British strain* llh 
picture, men simply can't under- 
stand it: 

The last "straw was the flop , of 
•Private Life of Henry Vlli' which 
has. been a .real box . office attrac 
tlon In other Canadian cities. A 
council of War haik - been held to 
find but. just What the remOdy is-^ 
but ho result, wsta forthcoming, 
Looks like' .an ad-verse attitude 
towards Britisji pictures. 



D'^Arrast's Multi^Tpngue 

— ^ : Madrid,- Nov. 

Hilda Moreno set for lead in 
Harry p'Arrast'S Spanish, -French, 
and - English Indie: prod uctl.on. 

Cast will include Kloaiior Board- 
man. Pic temporarily titled 'An Old 
Spanish Custom.' 

Shootini? sched.tilcd to start late 
this month at C. .E. A. studios in 
Aranjucz, a few miles from Madrid. 



POUNDACE FOR 





Madrid, 1<(o^. 23. 

If Spanish, plx are.heayy ot> heavy 
femmes. it's just: the public -taste. 
Hilda Moreno, back from ^Barcelona 
where she was starred In 'Song of 
thO Nightingale,^ directed by Carlos 
San Martin,.' reporis that the pro- 
ducers, wanted hefr to put Ori about 
eight extra pounds. 

After 'doing the diet act to reduce 
the poundage^, the request kinda 
upset Hilda.'' When she asked; for 
explanations, she was told ' that ro-. 
mantle Spanish men have no. use 
for -SL- skinny-gal. ^- — ; — ^— 

Pespite this, the Cuban songster 
said no to the extra weight and the 
producers , submitted, grumbling. 



GERMANY FORCES SOUND 
RIVALS fd MAKE PEACE 



Berlin, Nov, 26. 
German government, has 'forced a 
trade, agreement between Klangfilm 
arid Zeiss Ikon,_ with their 'sound 
t)atent fl^nd . appat'atii^ dlillcurties 
thrown Into -the official scrapheap. 
Hereafter Zeiss Ikph must equip its 
.:projectors -. and sound reprbducors 
..with Klangfilm amplifiers and load- 
Speakers 'eJtcliislvely, when manu- 
factured lor the German market* 

(Quarrel between the two com- 
panies,, both , p.6werf ul.,^ had been a 
serious and Ipng-drawh-out one. 
Picture : house operators were al- 
,ways ori the spot when buying 
equipment from one or the other, 
because of possible difliculty raised 
by the opposition.. 



Irving Shapiro arid Archie May- 
ers have formed PuWorld Prcturc.<3 
Corp. with offices in New York and 
Zurich to distribute throughout the 
world. 



Ji^orda Wants Benn Levy 

Hollywood, Pec. 4. 

Alexander Korda is negotiating 
-with ljc,nn W. Levy to return to 
England' and write an orlg for 
Korda's production. cbmpany; 

Lfivy i.«5 currently at Par oh a one- 
plc deal. 



Jean I^jshdir Here to 
Promote French-Made 

Jean Lenoir, Parisian editor anil 
fllmer, is in New York with a print 
of 'L'Agonie des Algies,' new 
French film Which he hopes to place 
for U. S. shpwi.ng. 

Lenoir represents, several . Frchoh 
'fllTflhcrtmTpaTrixjr"on=trip-^and=^^^ 
do some writing for French film 
papers. 



Mae Wesl*8 British Bid 

Hollyvv'ood, Pec. 4. 

Briti.sh.Gaumont ha.s made a onp- 
pictur .offi^r for ^r.rlc -Wr-.it'by cable. 

ric. would go Into production incxt 
summer. 



VARIETY Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



Tuesday, Pecember 5» 1933 



VARIETY 



IS 




SHOW- BUSINESS HAS NEVER 



KNOWN ANYTHING LIKE IT! 



KANSAS CITY, "littljb women" mainstreet theatre 

SHOWED TO 11,575 ADMllSSIONS YESTERDAV STOP THIS TOPS ANY- 
THING THIS THEATRE HASEVER DONE.. . .HOUSE COMPLETELYSQLD 
OUT 45 MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED . . , . T R THOMPSON 

NEW HAVEN CONN, "little Women" opened yesterday 

IN some of our PRINCIPAL THEATRES IN NEW ENGLAND TO THE 
MOST OUTSTANDING BUSINESS IN THE LAST YEAR STOP AUDIENCE 
REACTION TO THIS PICTURiB MARVELOUS STOP PATRONS ARB 
COMING INTO THIS PICTURE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN IN THEATRES 
FOR SOME TIME STOP BUSINESS CONTINUES VERY STRONG AND WE 
LOOK FOR RECORD GROSSES IN ALL T.HEATRES STOP IT IS A PRIVI* 
LEGE TO BE ABLE TO PRESENT SUCH A FINE PICTURE TO THE 
THEATRE GOING PUBLIC B E HOFFMAN ZONE MANAGER WARNER 
BROTHERS NEW ENGLAND THEATRES 

INDIANAPOLIS, happy to tell you little women opened 

TO CAPACITY BUSINESS ALL DAY YESTERDAY WITH INDICATIONS 
FOR A MOST REMARKABLE ENGAGEMENT OUR STAFF THE CRITICS 
AND PUBLIC WILD>LY IN LOVE WITH HEPBURN AND SUPPORTING 
COMPANY MASTERFUL DIRECTION CUKOR AND THE ENTIRE TOWN 
yOLD ABOUT LITTLB WOMEN ACE BERRY CIRCLE THEATRE 

LOUliSVILLE KY. LITTLE WOMEN OPENED TO THE GREATEST 
BUSINESS WE HAVE EVER HAl> SINCE WE HAVE OPERATED THE 
BROWN THEATRE CROWDS STANDING AND BEING TURNED AWAY 
ALL DAY COULD HAVE USED DOUBLE OUR SEATING CAPACITY AND 
STILL HAVE THEM STANDING THINK LITTLE WOMEN IS POSITIVELY 
THE GREATEST BOX OFFICE PICTURE OP THE YEAR BEST WISHES 
MIDWEST THEATRES INC J SCHWARTZ 

CANTON OHIO, littlb women opened far beyond our 

EXPECTATIONS WISH TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON INCOMPARABLE 
PRODUCTION CAST AND PUBUCITY REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN ^ 
GROSSES Q B ODLUM PALACE CANTON 

DETROIT MICH, radio pictures has given theatre 

OPERATORS A REAL REASON FOR THANKSGIVING STOP AFTER 
ESTABLISHINO A NEW HIGH ikXTENDANCE RECORD AT THE FOX 
THEATRE «XITTLB WOMEN" OPENED EXTENDED RUN AT THE RKO 
DOWNTOWN TODAYirO THE LARGEST CROWD IN HISTORY OF HOUSE 
STOP MOTION PICTURE CRITICS EDITORIAL WRITERS t^HURCH 
REPRESENTATIVE^ EDUCATOR ORGANIZATIONS AND WOMENS 
CLUBS WERE UNANIMOUS IN HEAPING LAVISH PRAISE ON THE 
PRODUCTION STOP MY SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS AND AGAIN I 
SAY WE ARE ALL THANKFUL FOR 'XITTLB WOMEN" D M IDZAL 



PORTLAND ORE. little women opened yesterday 

LARGEST GROSS IN HISTORY OF MUSIC BOX THEATRE CONTINUOUS 
HOLD OUT FROM NOON UNTIL LAST SHOW STOP THEATRE OPENED 
THIS MORNING NINE AT ELEVEN LINE FOUR ABREAST ENTENDED 
ENTIRE BLOCK ALONG BROADWAY AND AROUND CORNER ANOTHER 
BLOCK ON SIDE STREET AT ELEVEN FORTY FIVE IMPATIENT- 
THRONGS BROKE LOOSE ON BROADWAY JAMMING ^LOtK FROM 
CURB TO STORE DOORS RESULTING IN MERCHANTS CALLING POLICE 
RESERVES TO CLEAR SMALL SPACE ALONG STORE FRONTS FOR USB 
OF CUSTOMERS STOP ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN HOLD PICTURE UNTIL 
CHRISTMAS M E CORY 

CHICAGO ILL. CROWDS have been standing in line from 

PALACE THEATRE TO ELEVATED STATION WELLS STREBT SINCE 
NINE THIS MORNING OROSS WILL BE BEYOND OUR FONDEST DREAMS 
STOP ALL mWSPAPER REVIEWERS TODAY ACCLAIM LITTLE WOBifEN 
laBEST MOTION PiCTURk EVER PRODUCED STOP TELEGRAPHIC 
•REPORTS GROSS RECEIPTS EVERV CITY OPENING PICTUiRB 
YESTERDAY MY DIVISION SHOW PICTURE BROKE ALL EXISTIKQ 
HOUSE RECORDS AND EVERY THEATRE HAS HAD LINEUP SINCE 
EARLY MORNING STOP WARNERS MANAGER MILWAUKEE JUST 
CALLED ADVISING POLICE UNABLE HANDLE CROWD FRONT OF 
THEATRE NECESSARY PEOPLE STAND IN LINE TWO HOURS FOR 
SEAT STOP \yALTER E BRANSON 

CINCINNATI OHIO, little women second week opening 

CAPITOL HERE TODAY NEARLY A RIOT STOP AT THREE OCLOCK 
MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS AHEAD SAME TIME FRiDAT 
FIRST WEEK LOOKS LIKE THREE WEEKS SURE AND POSSIBLE THE 
FOURTH REGARDS S C JACQUES 

SEATTLE WASH, little women now playing simultan. 

EOUSLY IN MY SEATTLE BLUk MOUSE PORTLAND MUSIC BOX AND 
TACOMA MUSIC BOX THEATRES HAVING OPENED THANKSOIYING 
DAY IN EACH TOWN STOP ALL ATTENDANCE RECORDS SINCE OPEN* 
INO OF THESE THREE THEATRES HAVE BEEN SHATTERED AND AS X . 
WRITE THIS WIRE AT NOON THE THEATRES ARE THRONGED WITH 
LINES BOTH DIRECTIONS STOP IT IS FIRST PICTURE IN LONG TIME 
THAT APPEALS TO EVERY MAN WOMAN AND CHILD AND THE GREAT* 
EST PRAISE EVER ACCORDED A MOTION PICTURE ON EVERYONES 
LIPS STOP BELIEVE IT WILL HAVE LONGEST RUN OF ANY PICTURE 
PLAYED IN YEARS STOP RKO IS TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR PRO- 
DUCING A PICTURE THAT BENEFITS THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY AND 
SUiRB FIRE BOX OFFICE WHICH IS ACTUALLY CREATING NEW BUSI« 
NESS BY REACHINO INTO EVElRY AMERICAN HOME STOP MY PBK.> 
SONAL THANKS AND THAT OF MY ENTIRE ORGANIZATION TO RKO 
SINCERELY .... JOHN HAMRICK 

PHILADELPHIA, park theatre rcading opened up 

YESTERDAY WITH UTTLE WOBfEN AND SMASHED ALL TIME 

ATTENDANCE RECORDS STOP HOUSE GROSSED IN O NE i>AY WtTHIN 
A FEW DOLLARS OF THE RECORD FOR WEEK OF SEVEN DAYS 
F L MCNAMEB 




/OMEN" 



By LOUISA MAY ALCOTT m'fh JOAN BENNETT 
PAUL LUKAS . . FRANCES DEE . . JEAN PARKER 
EDNA MAY OLIVER. • Douglass Montgomeryf Heniy Stephenson 

OtrtetMl Cl««rs« Cuker MCRIAN C. COOPER, C««cMliv* l^a«diic«r Kanafttk Mmkowmi. AsMclaU 



Tnesday, December 5, i!>>i>3 




THE FIRST OF 




VanB 



nM 



Produced in New York by Wl BEUREN 
CORR Associate producer, Meyer Davis, 
world known master of musical hits whose 
100 bands are touring the country. Direc- 
ted by Ray McCarey, former ace direc- 
tor for Mack S&oaam and Hal Roach; 
and Leigh Jascst R' K O 

R A D I O 

_ _ _ Pictures 

Vor> Beuren Cor* 




FEATURING TOP- 
MONEY STARS 
OF RADIO AND 
THE BROADWAY 
STAGE 




c 




1^ 



. . . THE CREAM OF RKO S 
VAST RESOURCES IN THE 
THEATRE AND ON THE AIR' 



,,^RE ARE fHt STARS OF iHE FlRSi 
FEW ISSUES MORE TO COMEI 



VARIE¥y HOUSE REVIEWS 



VARIETY 



15 





EMBASSY 



W ith three acts o f m ob ylblenfce 
in as many parts ot . the couiitry, 
, this theatre, is passlner'ibtem.up cold, 
. .There isn't as much as; i- title, ref- 
erence to -Missouri, Callfdthi9, and 

- Maryland, Inability 1to .obtain .any 
•of this material wasn't the reason. 

because thfe Luxer tl>rough tJniyer- 
•. sal .at least, reviewed two . scenes .In 
peaceful environment arid 'got a' 
statement from .Governor Rblph'. >. 

Probably it; \va3 editoiiial - judg- 
mient.' But with JFoxrHeatst, -eispe-: 
cially* which prides itself "' ' ' patr' 
terning coverage . after newspapers, 
this is somewhat dlfllcuUt t'o'^ follow. 
It was Interesting, to n^te-thslt after 
■ the storm that followed Gov. Rolph 
condoning the lynchers there wasn't 
a sound in the Liixer Saturday, 
Other thari that, and 'by comparison 
'the Emb program is conspicuously 
superior to thiat of the Luziet. 

tuxer passes, Up football entireiy. 
while. the,:ElmJ) has some excellent 
sintits. .on 5owns and j^asses of 
Army^Nayy, Harydrd-.Yale and Nor- 
tolk colored teanis. . The Liuxer also 
handles Roosevelt; In Warm Springs 
silently, whilfev the Eirilj^. catches, the 
. speech arid goes, into, grdkter dcs- 
tall. ; . 

Even such items:. a:S. the Macy pa 
. rade, Sarita Clause Al Smith's :ai)peal 
.for the child fund, the Mndberghs 
.In Spairi are, shown the Emb, biit, 

- riot the Lux. ', 

The Bereng£iriia's effort to- answer 
an SOS is told by the captain .with 
. lIlustra.tions of the rough sea. CrasH 
. In New York harbor. Is also covered; 
Crash of Garden bike racers and 
Aimee's. ^yourig daiiughter turned 
. pulpiteer are among news- notes. 
' Now that Germany; Js' being. givAn 



TiSFTi^e^^B-^wsfOT^ 

more time xo newsreeis ana les:? ''"1 now to entice a look or two. That to annoy him may be liked by the ' 

Bubbled always insure - - 



TRANSLUX 



STATE, N. Y. 

iiooks like mbre than the normal 
amount of - draft is provided this 
Broadway-combination with Tri4e- 
fighter and liady' (MG) on screen 
[and Gregory Ratoff and the Buck- 
Bubbles team on the stage, Ratoff 
niay not be a bljs: name, but he 



H«! is keeping it Out of his routine 
down here. _^ . 

Reynolds and White No. 2. This 
is the mixed team doing tramps, 
girl identifying herself toward, the 
tsib-ifor a v lolin^solo-leslt^-— Cip- 
cusy . means of arousing laughs, are 
relied upon, but nothing about the. | 
turn Is very, ifunny At any tiriie. 
The explosions gag and the light . on 



jiinky shorts. The, regular news 
program seems closely , shorn, es-.. 
jpecially In' cbntrast. to the opposlsh 
Ciriib; sbow: 

More attention could be paid to 
tltle!^, espedally the leads. Sev- 
eral weeks ag'o the sariie words w.ero 
u$ed : to- describe President Rodse> 
vfelt's pivil works program.' Action 
now Is changed. Paramount getting 
pictures of applicants lined up, 
, There !wats no • sound fbr Biilllt or 
Roosevelt, itind the Emb had . betteif 
caniert), position on ' the Lltvlrioff 
take-oflC. . ■ " 

California forest fire was lazily 



Buck arid Bubbles always insure | fcidg. 
(entertainment hj^a Jong sirice been 
iestabUshed. ' ; 

. Etirly Friday I'eVerilng the State 
was fllilng up well, indicating the 
new week's show was starting off 
propitiously.. Hous^ *as ha,d a 
break for sometime - now on picture 
product but hasri't lost sight of the 
fact that thip yai.ude demands atten- 
tion, too. . . ., . . - 
A State bill can almost always be 
depended upon to be okay, If not a 
little above average. The disparity 
In the entertalnttient value of the 



Four. Vestersi acrobats In bUild'^ 
up, do Springboard . and tumblirig 
work. Neat, but riot sensational. 
' They get: a lot of trailers down 
here, with the house advertisirig 
screen and stage shows for a whole 
week ahead, taklrig in two . . pro^ 
grams.. ' Cliar. 



ORPHEUM, N. Y. 



California forest lire was laz"y Kuo^g hfere, which seerii to tollb^ S 
covered: .QJmp^red . to the Em)>, regulation form of 

bQiblfilnjir. is. less than iri most other 



which- s^^^ the ruins after get; 
tin{;:-.fMrly '<fipse to the blaze. Mrs. 
Ro^eyeit .priesentlrig a medal .to,. 
Garrie 'Ghaiinian Gatt, Madrid woiri-' 
en fttjthe -.poijs 'arid jrirti Farley .arid 
.hls>jEaipUy sailirig^ for Europe were 
arin^ki^-.^l?jects not on the Emb .bU^. 
Ali^i iio'vemee of. a Massechi|8etti>r. 
tratK wreck. . . -.i 

Both"*" houses had Mrs. COii^lldge 
buying the; first ' Christmas '..seals,, 
new army tank, Ilngrllslivii^rpi'lilty'v 
Opening Parliament, Florida j'acfhtB^; 
bartenders, collegfe. 
A' St. Louis' merchant giving. a^ti.y 



VECude. tlbcfitres which spjne weeks 
'are'vvery ^ad^ : others very good. 
. jiiatoCf (New Acts) appe?u:s Iri a 
sketish'^hich has been written to 
hia nieasure arid -affords him an. pp 



Johnny ' Perkins . ' is the week's 
hero up in Tbrkyilie. Hie headlines 
the stage end of the current 
Orpheum blU, .wraps the show, the 
custbriier.s and the theatre around 
his chubby finger land rojnps away 
with all Frida,y hlgbt 

house was capacity iand . pver.flow- 



pdrtuftlty to do' the ;sort of. thing he ing, ai,n itriusual .sight at. the .Orph 



•does on th^ sereeri. . , .„ ^ « 

Biifljc arid. BulSnbles follow RatofC 
in, .penuitliriiate, '. doing ^ 16 miriutes 
•and firilsKing. with a^jince single as 
' ah . -fenoore, • . A dance flash that s 
beeA ttrbund somieiiriie now, a, seven- 
•people produc.tibi[i. billed as Cali- 
fornia Kevelq,i takes the current 



BOO overcoats ' provides an unusual I. g^j-^^ .Q^t ^t' the %ay, closing. It with 
siibject (iiid tw'o flsh that do a regu-4 'j^ .jot of speei^^^ The septet nriaklng 



leifr klssihg act get' laughs. Watj^^ 



the; ,ijgb-by iF-H boys are' speridin^ 
more: time Iri. iPoIand getting a pa-, 
rade and a statement from thePres- 
Iderit. Latter is poor because of th« 
chiefs uhlntelUgible l^ngll^h^ . 



Vp .itB pi^rao«iix}el includes a balance 
of talent ithat Isn't ofteri found in 
flashes bf this or any type. Costello 
. arid Lee, mixed juvenile dartce team 
.In cilte routines, head the setuj)jj)ut 



picture Is 'FOOtllght P;ara)de? (WB) 
Opener Is Merrill. >' Bros, -arid 
Maude, nice novelty ..aicilrobatlc trio. 
Some hand balanclrtg; ' slack wire 
and . pole work niln'gled; Into nice 
effects. :^ . 

Perkins bowed .J[ri . at this spot. 
Mbb dldri't Ttnow.- hiiitt arid didn't 
seem, in'terestied uMtlt-'-he got half a 
dozeii. lines out. iTheri they began 
warming up. In. two minutes Per- 
kins had 'em, and then was smart 
enough to w;altz and leave 'em 
wanting more. 
Ravlators in the deuce are a male 



PALACE, N. Y. 

Since the PaTace now ranks With 
the Circle or Metrbpolitan, Brook- 
lyn, or what-have-you, it gets those 

Inti-of-ahows-. — Bveri-nOTV-lt'a.rhard^ 
to think of the Palace that way^ 
Yet, obviously, it's silly to judge & 
show by wiiat the Palace was. It's 
wha t the Palace i g. 
~^ut even the "!PaIace of .Today 
would scarcely rkte.the current en-» 
tertainriient at classy sample of what 
a good Palace bill nowadays ought : 
to be. There's : no s.ubstance , tb the 
show unless Urilversal's 'InVislbte 
•Man' ..supplies same,.: 

Miles, arid Kover; Revue operia. 
This is a good adagjlo tiirrif but per-^ 
haps the most moderri and advanced 
aspect of the act,, the Mary, "VVig- 
man:-llke ballet, was a blank to .the 
Friday rilght audience. Despite un- 
doubted merit the turn didn't start 
things off well. 

•tepid, too, was Pettet and Doug- 
las! likeable novelty unibn of a 
hoofer and a midget* both attired 
as gobs.. Not enough soick to- have 
much hydraulic influence over the 
show's tfempo; 

Charlie IJill and Laura Hoffman 
did very nicely treylhg, biit With- 
out- whamming 'erh, and Ross and 
Edwards; fourth, . were safe rather, 
than sensational. Bill concluded 
with Bert Lown's orchestra. Tltls 
band piossessed ample specialty- sup- 
port, but while Individually oktiy 
there was little sizzle or explpslon. 
to the turn as such. Lown Is clpan 
cut, announces nicely, his boys give 
out agreeable riielbdy. Yet. it is pri- 
marily, fi dance band rather thari an 
entertaining,, aggregation. 
Atteridarice pretty good. Land. 



BROADWAYS N/ Y^ 



At . 26c top. (35c Saturday .nights); 
a two and a half hpur.'Shby^i Of 
vaudeville and pictures sounds like, 
a, .salable- proposition . for - Broadway. 
But..^ 

; There Won't .be any - Pomplaints 
over the .admish price .frorii the cus- 
tomers; the only, other* question is 
whether the house can- get by iett 
25c with ifCOD .-seats .on four shows 
a day. .But Stanley . LAwton must 
have flg.ur.ed that .out, in .advsince. 
He relighted; the feroadway about a 
month .ago with . grind -straight pic* 
tures. and it was his:- own Idea to 
add the stage shows. - ■ • 

The Broadway'is handicap, under 
B. S. ■Moss' arid everybhe else 'who' 
tackled it, has been it's locatiori. 
At 53d striaet, under, the -'L.^ It's the 
furthest uptown Broadway house In- 
the Tlriies Square district; exceptlrig 
the .leerit' Mariha'ttan -:(Hanime):- 
steln's),: wjilch also is a flop theatre., 
That liawton is splitting! the week 
for. bi-weekly change of show means 
he's, after repeat trade. ' More than 
the usual, amount of advertisirig will 
be required to drag 'em. up to 63d 
once weekly, let alone twice. 

For their two-bits on the operilriir 
last half the customers drew a semi 
presentation variety . bill and an 
indie . Imported British picture. 
'The Sfihltie Mask.* The policy fea 
tures?quaritlty above quality, while 
the 26c Is the headlirier. 

Opcnlrig bill looked like' i>ro rata 
of about. $1,O0Q for "the people on 
thei stUge, without the added ex 
pense of ' riiu'slclans and stageharidis. 
The presentation classifl.catlon . Is 
- derived from the band, which goes 
from the pit to the stage for the 
last half of the show, ari m.c. and a 
permanent line of girls. With them 
on the , opener Were four staridard 
acts. 

No production to -sPfiftk of, with 
the Tiouse leaving '^ Strictly up to 
the acts' to sell .the Shtw^. ' Opening 
llriie-up ■ h{t.pp e nfed •t O':^ be . capably. -oi; 
~6e;iiirii^iiUemse]li^ear'and:i:|rc''' shoW: as 
a W^otei^ior, a; vnbt b«d..'ttriRiPessIon' 
with'; the'':'26c- '<5UStoriiOT8. • - • •'-a • 

TWo cjoriiedy entries 'Iri 'it ro^w pro 
vlded the bin with Its heft. They're 
Ray Shannon arid>Doy{e .arid DOri- 
nelly. Latter^ - besid^- isontributlng 
their nifty next-.tOrClbs^^r tc -the 
show,.- presented, the .thfetttre. with 
some iextra explol taction - that It 
won'.t get every, week. .TTheir stooge, 
whose asslgrtriient^ls .ti 'PMsh Don- 
nelly' on In tt wheelb^u-row, doubled 
on the 'street as a. sandwich man 
with signs accuslrig; Doyle of -' I>bn- 
neliy of being 'unfair to org^nissed 
stooges.' The sturit igot laughs and 
attention .pn Broadway -all durlns 
the engagemerit. 

Juggling Nelsons - opened, Four 
Giants pf Hkrmony deuced and Pe 
ter-Randalli m.-Ci, ran through the 
whole show. House line Of 12, bear 
Ing the Wed Wayburn banner, had 
three spots.. If the girls, keep It up 
It's . goirig to mea:n slx;^ j^w routines 
for them, every week- i^tig the over- 
=="^h«MWd'5tfam-"SFr:g^irif^tir^ma^^^ 
it toughi But maybe the strain 
on the girls will be greater than 
the overhead for the house or Way 
burn. ''Costume costs: on the open 
Irig shdw -held down by the shah 
blest Set of hand-me-down gar 
merits seen on Broadway since the 
big pants 'comics werit tuxedo 

The girls themselves, and Over 
looking the costumes, if that's pbs 
slble, aren't another, troupe 



ters or the specialty 
dancers, Margie Gteen and. a girl 
billed only as Geraldlrie. Trio. fig-> 
ures In a military tap that stands 
. , out in both execution and looks, 

they do wprk htfrd. Twb step out Aero sirigletbris "Vie for horiorsi the 
for specfaltles; : one doing a buck gonjing 0ut feibout even in dlf. - 

dance to--:t3ie- intricate notes of the | fgrexit types of leg. and torso-bend- 



'U . ,,4.irJ^"rVv,irn'i,i.oA ninrn'fe Sis- Kaviaiors in xne oeuce are a maie 
'or"%^e **ipSuy 7crobSlfe Uuarte^ around un- 



RQXY, N. Y. 



Poet and 'PeaSarit' overture, a nov- 
elty routine that puts the young] 
lady through some difficult gyra- 
tions. Her< name as announced by | 
the. m. c. sounded like .Blanche Lu- 
cas*' arid she has possibilities. ■ 

Randall as an m. c-. has a nice -I 
perSonaljity, the. looks and .a good 
idea . o)C ^^hat; ata' m. c. should be 
and- dc ..He's -yQUrig and far from 



ing routines. _ . „ . „^ 
Grace and Beatrice Saxton as- 
signed to the No. 2 groove. They 
did but eight minutes Friday night 
at show caught and. If occ^ion or 
demand arose, cotdd slip in another 
harmony or heat-ralslng song num-. 
ber. Since last seen the girls, haye 
added an Al Segal rhythm arrange- 
ment with which they close, puttliig 



full development, but he, too, shows x,.- 'Caroline' nuniber with the tail 
pbsslb'illtles. _ T h o^^s e imitations | ^"^^^^ takeoff up ahead. It's bettered 



the act fpr/theriti. 

Mulroy, McNeese and Ridge, roller 
skating trio, outstanding for their 
dancing on the ball-bearings, 
notably the buck and rhythm 
singles, open the Show strong. _^ 
State Is still overboard on trailers. 
Together with the Warner trailer on 
•World Changes,' advance ads on 
the stage shows make up a lot or 
ballyhol. And plei(iy ot adjectives 
and superlatives. . Oftor. 

ACADEMY, N. Yi 



pUght. to'be discarded,, along with 
most of the: gags used between the 
acts. - Randall's ttxaterial riiakes. a 
bad .Impression; but through it all 
t^ nucleus- of. a clever boy is dis- 
cernible/ , 

, • The .Broadway has an elevator 
platrorm' backstagii and the stager 
pbuldri't" rtsist .tbe temptation on 
the' op'erilhg .ghbW-. It's used twice, 
'once fdr .the- girls and again for 
the band.' Latter , leaves the pit, 
walks dPwnstalrs. and comes on to 
the stage on the lift. It was more 
riiyisterlou^r than the mystery fea- 
-tUre plctttre; which Is no mystery. , . 
Nine-piece rbandV Just playing I on paper the vaude show of flve 
straight iriitislo. Is directed by Bruce Ugta sent in htere the long halt (Frlr 
Howard. Bige. \ Wednesday) looks much bet- 

ter than It does on the stage, -rhe 
^mwm,^ w*,m^j%.^n^w I headUuers are Bmlle Boreo and the 

;MET,' BROOKLYN Standard turn of Keller Sisters and 

Lynch. Boreo Is suffering from a 
Soiriethlng had to be done to j^^g^yy cqj^ which hampers his per^ 

bridge the g*P between pictures, and | formance. 
so the Loew bookers put in four. 
act6 of vaudfevllle. That these acts 
bridge the gap there's no gainsay- 
ing, and the way they do It makes, 
with the exception of a dance inters 
lude, the next flashing bf the fea- 
ture "paneing Lady* (Metro) so 
iriUch the jnore welcPme, 



The flve-acter, on the. whole, isnt 
very impressive. No flops In the 
makeup, but no punches^ of Ajjiy rpal 
meaning, either. • . 

Theatre .will rely largely on the 
picture invisible Mari' , (U), which 
was packing 'em In more compactly 
than's usual down here, with what- 

ever box office can be added by the 

Saturday names of Boreo and the Keller SIs- 
tifternoon.the Gable-Crawford com- ters-Lyrich harrtaony singing turn, 
binatloh hid 'eril stacked back to Hpuse iB l)}a.ylngtor ttie flrst time 
th5vf&. 'reaches, ;oj: the proiectipn what It ^ ^^^^^^ 
'■sIofe..with- the gen eral aspect of bo*- rumba o rcyie^ ttA, bu t . 

tbmet^s' patlenSa :iand .the >ouse | S^i^U5S"[^%ecSl?y^'{^^rSa- 

turlhg hip "Waving more than any- 
thing ' else. Arid that's old stuff 



der dlflfererit blHings, have had 
trouble figuring things but but now 
seem comparatively well set. They 
harmonize satisfactorily; their 
comedy; is. bad buL.helps. out In. the 
breaks. Their selection of numbers 
is still the biggest stumbling block, 
but currently the four songs are a 
better group than they've been ac- 
customed to. 

b'Donnell arid Blair with their 
breakway routine and gadgets are 
okay for this riabe. The. pxoh got 
some iauerhs out of it.. Perkins dpes'; 
his "own act here, starting by 
letting Ruth Petty sing a couple 
songs. Miss Petty's singing . 4s 
getting better all the tiriie. The 
stout boy hlniself Still ' shows a 
hiriible aptitude foi:. funny lines. He 
.also sings a couple sorigs, and has, 
the. customers asking for' more. It's 
a cOihrtientary .on the results Per- 
kins got to nlentlon -that' he drew 
a solid ovation well Into the closing 
act, deisplte the fact the mob was 
cold to hirii when he walked on at 
the close of the first act. 
• Closer "is one. of those stuck-tO- 
gether revues going for' the moment 
under the name of Jans and Lyn- 
ton. A few Weeks ago, with a 
slightly different personnel. It was 
called Lynton, .Jeanne and Co. And 
still a weakle. 

There's a waltz tearii, a boy who 
taps, a girl who toe dances and a 
boy who slrigs while playing a 
mandolin. .None of therti especially 
good, none especially bad; and the 
act as a whole means practically 
nothing. 

Up ahead of the show Ted King 
played a nice overture. Kduf. 

PARAMOUNT, N. Y. 

Double-barreled at the bo» office 
thts Veek, with draw on both stage 
and screen, Gary Cooper Iri a 
sketch, supported by Raquel Torres,] type 
and Sari Marltza, and 'Sitting 
Pretty' (Par). Tiie combination was 
doing nicely Friday nl'ghit. 
Picture trip, under New Acts, grts 



After the Thanksgiving parade of 
Mkcy's toy department- had passed 
the crowds that lined Broadway 
from 110th to 34th street melted and 
a goodly portiori. drifted into the Old 
Boxy to seie Clara Bow ii> 'Hoopla' 
(Foi). . " ^ 
- They also saw a stage ^how made 
up of four vaUdevlile acts, the Gao 
Foster girls, Dave Schooler and, or- 
chestra and. some 'production npvel- 
tles,^ It was a g'oo^ shbw.. Able to 
compare favorably with the average 
maintained by the other Broadway 
houses, although probably a lot less 
expensive. 

Foster, girls bob. up at the start 
out of the pit and recite a dozen 
gags at 'the experise of Schooler. 
That brings on the' ringmaster with 
his version of the innuendoes. 
Thence' into the circus scene sug- 
gested by 'Hoopla.' Production de- 
partments perceive no vital jilstinc- 
tlon between carnivals and circuses. 
Maybe there isn't any. 

Maree and Her Pals Is a lady In 
gold cloth gowning putting four 
trim ponies, some morikeys and a 
bucking donkey through their 
paces. An okay animal turn arid 
especially useful for holiday book- 
ings and the kids. 

Forsythe, Searifibn and Farrell got 
nice results with their hokum. 
Thiat's an achievement in a house 
this size. Act of. course usually 
does much better in houses of aver-, 
age shouting distance. Lots of sight 
business is an asset. 

Jack Starnes and company Is a 
novelty and very Ingenious. Adagip 
trio work in total darkness. House 
lights are extinguished iOO%. They 
are rendered visible by phosphorous 
dressing. A fourth member en- 
tirely! In black works unseen in the 
background.) Every now.. and. then 
girl seems to stpp ln nxldalr; or to 
otherwise' defy, gravity and. sense. 
. Walter Dare Wahl' and Emmett 
Oldfield are' topnotchers. Iri their 
of acrobatic hokum and an 
ideal turn for this house. Did very 

Big enthuslasm-stlrrer of Thanks^ 
giving afternoon was the lady who 
calls herself Gypsy .Nina.. Carrying 



|;^li^jie-^9aiiBgubat-.4Qesn't do all the- ft pjano-flfigordlpn and reaching, jhe 

^hlgh steeples of the musical scale 



of 



Roxyettcs. but they're, fair, and 



tiirpbver. Bill wias riiarked by .the 
sixargity' iif' talk, but the fq,ct that 
<here was 90 nlilniites of It in the 
feature balanced off that situation 
nicely... Al Trahan .was riiarqueed as I 
the' head.llri.er,-but the applause hon-. 
ors at the matinee event went .to 
Jack and'- June Holland, suavest of | 
suave ballroom gilders whose pres- 
ence can .Justify any act. . ; On this 
gathering the: Hollands serve as . the 
justification for Paul. "Tisen's string ] 
erisemble. 

Trahan dished them out his usual 
assortment of pratt. falls and piano | 
'clowning and Lady Yukon. Gamerott 
put bh the cuistomary exhibition, of I 
haberdashery ' ripping and rough- 
housing, but the response was bare- 
ly better than tepid. . Trahan. fol- 
vlow6d=th6=sho.w=stopplng^lmpr.esslonJ 
laid down by the Hollands, 

In No. 2, Zelda Stanley regaled 
'ehi with a repertoire. ;of. inipersona-^ 
tions that rariged froni ZaisU. Pitts 
to Jimmy. Durante and dldri't leave, 
out Mae. West, Garbo or Helen Mor- 
gari, and the palm takings were ac- 
ceptable enough.' For a curtain 
parter. Happy -Harrfs6n''s Cit-cu.<^- 
put on a conventional, routine of| 
pony pranclns and pooch high- 
jumping.. Odcc; 



down this way. 

Orchestra. Includes 13 musicians; 
ita leader retriainlng In the back- 
ground on -the' sax a^d clarinet, 
plus a. mixed team and two single 
dancers (fems). AH are dark- 
sklnnied and much of the riiuslc la 
brassy rather, than Cubanly stringy. 

The Havana band closes the 
show, with Boreo ahead, The sing-- 
Ing single opens with a Russian dit- 
ty translated into English, does, the 
proposal thing as. it would be In 
Italy, Greece, France, Russia and 
Anally the U. S. winding up With 
his 'Chauve Sourls' soldier, dance 
and the • dramatic poem. Latter 
especially was retarded by the bad 
^thrdat;=^3Dpwn--=here=they-reMgtv-Ihgf 
Boreo a trailer arinouncementu 
mentioning the riariie of. the late 
Sarah Bernhardt, who's supposecl to 
haVe taught Emile the 
poem. 

Keller Sisters and Lynch might 
have Scrammed on 'Last Roundup." 
They return for .'Big Bad Wolf in 
several languages, and preceding 
Boreo, that may have been a burn- 
er. Boreo latey has been doing the 
same 'Wolf tune in .several to»igU'».s. 



eritertainlng. For its entertainment 
value .the«how depends on the Dia- 
mond Boys , arid Gertrude Nlesen. 
ijatter appeared" to be suffering from 
a cold, which handicapped her cori- 
siderably, so it viras up; to., the Dia- 
monds chiefly' to give the customers 
something besides . just . a •. look at 
three flhn ..players In the fiesh.' 

Headline trio saved for the. finish, 
coming on .rather quietly' after the 
boisterous Diamond lnterlud,e, Miss 
Niesen's mike specialty and a couple 
of line humbersrdrie of Which featr. 
ures ah unbilled tbe soloist. A groUp 
of male vocalists, start It off, their 
drinking Song and a painted back- 
drop of liquor bottles giving the 
show its topical title,. 'It's Time 16 
Sing Sweet Adeline Again.' 

A rather vague introfluction by 
Miss Nlesen and the g.irls ushers on 
the ifllm trio in a modernistic flill- 
stage living room not. Tlipir turn 
Is Called 'The J?Jternal Triangle,' 
IwhlGh^GCEtaJLnJj^iia^JiiadJl!^^ 
sketch is one of .those things, 

"The-, overture also follows the 
time-worn formula, but, as conduct- 
Kapoleon I ed . by Charlie Prevln, it seemed to 
Impress the. attendance as some- 
thing extraordinary. They applaud- 
ed 'Venetian Melodies,' a compila- 
tion of Italian airs, as though never 
ii.aving heard the medley before. 
■ Picture has Par hews for .sprpon 
support, with tiic u.sual brief trail- 
ers. JJifff^- 



with seeming ease, this performer 
wowed 'em. Some question about 
that 'gyp«y' billing. There is reason 
to believe that It is out of Vogue. 

House baUet. corps oflferpd several 
pleasant samples of tholi* wares. 

Land. 



CHINESE, H'WOOD 

Hollywood, .Nov. 27. 
Ten fine acts, a set that gets ap- 
plause oil the curtain lifting and 
clever segues combine tb forrii one 
of the- flneist prologs that Sid Grnu- 
inan "has given this house. Fpr 'Ro- 
mari Scandals' (UA), Graunian pre- 
sents 'The- Sidewalks. Of New York.' 
Set,' a la 'Street Sciene,' Is so real- 
istic that it deserves special men- 
tion. It Is also peopled, by 100 eX- 

While all the acts arc outstand- 
ing, Nell Kelly, ' Pops and Louie, 
=K7irry=%V^l Im-^t-ht"^ l4f-lrui ivl=^ 
and Pan.sy the Horse are tops. 

Gordon, Reed and King, dancing 
itrio, open the bill, tapping astutely 
and di.splaylng good -head work aa 
well as nimble legs. 

Work of pansy the ITonse over- 
shadows similar btit Me.s.'j effective 
gyration.s of the cl.otli . oanino u.s^d 
by thfi Tom Lpomi.s troupe -in the 
la.st Cluncs.e prolog. Itnutlne is 
(Continual oh page k^)- 



16 



VARIETY 



FILM REVIEWS 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



SITTING PRETTY 

. Charles It. Bbeera proiluoUon rtni Tara- 
taount ralease. Dlrectaa.. ^y llarrj- Joe 
Brown. Features .laeK OakK .Tack llai^y, 
Gtneer BoBera, Ihelina Tortd, Gregory 
Ttatoff. Adapted l-y . JRsk McGowan. £:. J. 
Perelman and Sa>\x Breslow from story 
'BUggested' by Nina "WUcox ' Purnaxn.. 
Music and l yrics , (tordon and .. Bevel; 
"diihees^ Larry~CebaIlo.8;' Mill jKi-sftBef; 
photographer. At Paramount. N. T„ 
wefek Dec. 1. Running time, *0 mlns. 

Chick- Parker. .Jack Oakle 

Pete iPendleton. ., . ,...,..•••>• .Jack Haley 
Dorbtby ^. •Ginger Rogers 

Gloria Do Val... . ... . .Theim.'i Todd 

TannenlDaum .;.«..'.;..>«... Gregory KatofC 
Joles. Clark; k .... ^ . I<ew Ccidy 

Piani9t .................Harry Tvevel 

Bd?5 .....Jcrty Tuclfer 

Song Publisher. , ... ....... i .Mack. Ooidon: 

Vinton ............ Halo irnthlllon 

Geoise Wilson., Walter ■VVa.'Uer 



heads Of 'FootUght Parade,' and 
very striking on the precision work. 

Of the sevieral Gordon-Revel- 
tunes. -Did Tou Ever See a Dream 
Walking?' is, of course, the stand- 
out. Sohff has been popularized in 
advance of the picture. The reac- 
tion may be that the picture will be 
-r-egagded aa^using: a released num- 
ber rather than having Its own spe- 
cial score. Anotiier , ditty, 'Lazy 
Louisiana; Liza.* Is a polite rewrite 
of the composing; team's "Lazy 
Louzy Liza' which used to convulse 
the Saturday night boys at the 
Friars. 

MOUSE ON S6TH St. 

Warner Brtia. production and release, 

l^ ndw Appears, from the success- 1 stardng j^^cis.^ 
ful ones thus far in the.second and shetidan oibney. 
current cycle of film muslcaJs, that k°f«»»^JSS^'*'Bu?ira 
pictures! are goine in the right , di- biMin^ ffi nafiiS^^^^^ 

Hardl'e Albright and Frank McHugh: At 
fcroper formula tor production of fe^Ho«ywpodj^Ne^ " 

musicals. Par's 'Sitting ^^^etty' f.^«»K»■^••^•r•^•••*V\\•;;;;;;itiS^ 

isn't, the best to date but It's goiod | S^^vin Ti;iV.V.V.V.7.\V.\Gene Raym^^ 

FteM...................-v.--'*^^??'^i^?J 

. - . ^ jEleaiK«-.........M''"-'-Mawret Ll^say 

should compile a saltlsfactory box Hunt.*. ••••••■•*^^^ ,¥p5™£5 

:„ . r - * Dolly../.... ........•.•••••i">saiiela. Terry 

office record. ^ \B6^i':......^.^.,'.^^'''':^^»^J^^ 

• ....Hartle Albright 

^Pbinip Faveraham 
.Nelia Walker 



The difference between legit and Henry..- •»••■ 

Gorton . 



.......... 



'Sittinp Pretty (Par). En- 
tertaining musical With excel- 
lent score and good liead trio 
, ip .Tflyik Oakl e. Jack aaley an d 



film musical staging: can. ntill b€s 
measured by tbc^ fact that pictures 
hialven't yet found a Way to ring 
a production number Into a board 
of directors' meeting at a shde fac 



Mrs. Von Tylo. . 



Another riEuabUne adaptation of a 
novel. This time they make two 
stories of It. The first half Is la 
tory, as the legit mtisicals <gfri and I bortpuB planting and dull to an ^ 
get away wlO» It For some reason treme. It takes place late In the 
pictures, which have considerably I last century and is typical ot thAt 
more scope In every other phase, [ era of mushy romances. Midway It 
are not permitted the latitude and perks up and from that point to the 
license that the stage «nJoys v/Ith finish gathers fair speed to a sus 
respect to musical productibn, di- P«nB«if»l cl^slnff s««^en<*- But be 
rectlon and Writing. *" [^otb it gets started the 4ay Is lost 

Biit pictures are on the way J and never «luite recovered 
'l^lttlng Pretty,' with its virtues oiit- |. P««te <* spotty returns and prdgrun 
nnmbeirine ltit'flaws, and following [ classification. 

MZd Street,' 'footllgfat Parade,' [ Picture has the fatal faults of in- 
•Golddiggers,' •Moonlight and Pretjs- f exp«^t adaptation. There wa^ no 



els,' and the rest, is sound evidence 
of that. It's true that pictures still 
haven't devised a general means of 



special reason to use' the. ifbaterlial 
forming the very antecedent, story. 
It all has to do with ciiorus girl 



escape from the backstiage formula. | _ Kaai^ ^twol 
The majority continue to require a h'"** * and^her pure 

bitckstage setting iEbr production I '**™ance with the scion, of an arls- 
ideas. Yet, there's a big difference [ ^oc'^a^ic Knickerbocker family. Un- 
iii quality now as against the mu- I sullied heroine w^Ues Into a swell 
sical cycle of '3(1^ and '31 when the l marriajge, right out of an affair with 
over-indulgence. In backstage stuff | older , inan, but the script is 
was responsible, am.ong. other I hroad-mlnded about It atid Just Ig- 
things, for tiie loss of two valilable I the Inferences. Anyhow, she's 
years in the development of musical I a- good girl and thift. young people 
script for film usage. . I are supremely happy in a. new home 

The most recent samples of pic- I they have set up in a mansion In 



ture musical producing .'show pretty 
clearly that pictures, having, im 
proved upon the formula so bkuch 
in other respects, are bound to find 
a way out of the chorus girl 
dilemma before . another pair of 
years has - passed. When .'Uiat oc- 
curs the edge obtained by pictures 
will be equal to . that which .it pos' 
sesses in other entertainment de- 
partments; for they can do things 



66.th street, typically lu^t .off Park 
avenue. Tale leads one painstak- 
ingly through the arrival of a baby 
daughter, reconciliation of the girl 
with' the hi-hat family. 

But the elderly lover wants her 
back,, threatens suicide unless she 
Joins htmt ai>d in the .struggle the 
pistol goes off and he falls.; dead. 
Girl Is cphvlcted'of inurder and gets 
20 years. A parade of headUnes fills 



Miniatore Reviews 



dinger Rogers. Should please 

all overt 

♦House fn B6th Street* (WB). 
Kay Francis and excelleiit cast 
do wonderai with a stickily 
sentimental stoiry of stage- 
dqor- romance and card Bharp- 
ers. . Clumsily adapted fr*pni a 
novel, It rambles, but redeems 
itself toward end. ;W<>men will 
like It. Average program. 

'Son of a Sailor' (FN). 
Typical Joe Brown subject* 
aimed at . that comic's fans ajsid 
achieving Its end. Coliple «f 
-good, tiresh eggH and a thrill 
finish. Naval backgrouiad au- 
thentic and cxcelleiit. 

'Dancing L««fy» (M-G). Fa- 
miliar backktage inuslcal patt^- 
tern more than adequate^ 
sustained bsr the Crawford- 
Gable- cMt ^dlstinctien 
and ultra production toyestl- 
ture. Certain 61 b.6. potency. 

'Hoopla* (Fbx)i . Good Clara 
Bow picture. Bemake of The 
Barker' made, in 1928 by. First 
NatijOnal. 

'Master of. Men' <Gol). Un- 
believable tiAd actlonless story 
of steel and the Wall Street 
crash. Cast may. help In the 
nabes.. 

'Carnival Lady' (Hollywood).. 
First class second stringer. 
Has a story and sticks to it 
in . a . colorfvkl carnival back- 
aground. Cckn stand ^jb its own 
feet In lesselr sfpot*., 

♦Gow' (Fitm Bxehanige. Ine;)., 
A toiir of Soutb Stea IsteAdB, 
mainly those supposedly Ji- 
fested with canntbalS: and bead 
hunters. Not better thaii f^r 
entertainment. Narrative build-^ 
up offers more menace than' 
caniera hiEUB foondi Buns 4& 
minutes. 

•the ChieP (M6). Ed Wynn 
In a b.rodle comedy that must 
depend, on the starts radio fol- 
lowing; .■ 

'Hold the Preset (Col). Tim 
McCc^ turns reporteri but still 
impressing as tbe. Cowboy at 
the typewriter. In tbe double- 
feature class. 



Talkin g Shorts 



'GIRL TROUBLE' 
-'MitchelLand.Durant , 



Comedy 
20 Mi na^ . 
Strinndt: N. Y>: 
Technieolop-Vitaphone 7609 
First rate example i)f wbilt can be 
done by dressing- ttp a standard 
contedy specialty in a sketch strvic;- 
ture .with produCtioh backgrounds 
This Is among the first of the n^w 
series of Wani^ shorts employing 
Technicolor, the color film: helping 
In the : ggneni effect. 

Ne story credit fs supiplled In the 
press sheet but there Is evidence 
of espiert script preparation, jiddte 
Ctlne c«ts credit for Beat bimdUng^ 
of low comedy device. 

1^ knbckaboiit Frank MUeheU 
and Jack Burant la tbe basis of the 
sketch, perfect material for ,tL 
roughhouse flbn rpmp. It's tried 
and tested vauderstuff^ tvam. which 
field this duo come, and surefire. 
SlKetcb structure .merely drepsem it 
up. . ' ' ' . .- 

oiiie of :.tbe.teain takes a stew to 
a. health resort to get bim fixed up; 
but is bimself^ mistaken fer tbe 
patient' and put under discipline. 
A group <rf chorus.- sirlS' have been 
brought to the place for rehearsal 
under strict tralAihg regime, with 
the other end of the . knockabout 
teaiii as the instructor who enforces 
the rules. 

Neat ahota of the girls In flashy 
costumes being PUt through their 
paces jglves tbi» BubJ<Bct a good •Ight 
cmgle, wbUe the. efforts of the inis^ 
taken stew trying to date up the 
beisiuta and the check-xnatine of hla 
schemes by the trainer, give rise to 
the well known knockabout of the 
pair which Is made to blend Into 
the rehearsal' scenes and several 
trimly staged soiig.-.attd dance num- 
bers. 

Finish Is a general roughhptise of 
the acrobatic pair as a running 
series of stuntis during the dress 
rehearsal of the girls on the lawn 
of the resort, and a wow £roni start 
to finish, forxping a low comedy ac- 
companiment to excellent .flash se- 
qvehcea' of several splash song and 
dance ensembles. . . ^. • 

One <if the best things of the Und 
tn a long time and swell for comedy 
purposes in support progran^ 



'LAUGHS IN THE LAW 
I /omed y . - . . . 

irwin^n — ~Y^- 

Strandr N. Y. S 

Vitaphono No. 8304 > 

Casual filler stuff:, in the 'Pepper 
Pot' series. Shows courtroom set 
with a lot of kids arrested for Sun^ 
day baseball playiQg. Defense la w-* 
yer points out absurdity of 'Blue: 
Laws.' ' 

To make his point he reads from 
.4 reference' book various old legal 
absurdities. It's Ulegal to deliver 
:lce i^ter 9 o'clock in New Jersey 
and thereupon there is a fade-in of 
a travesty scene in which an 'ice 
bootlegger' maketi a delivery to a 
party, only to be arretted by a Fied<^ 
eral agents 

Several more skits of like nature^ 
uid tbe baseball playing kids are 
discharged* going Into their interim 
rupted same and smecurlng the Judge 
and breaking couple of windbwa 

Rttsh. 



'PUGS AND KISSES' 

Comedjr 

2t Mihs* 

Strahdi N. V». 

Vitaphone No. 7610 

'Blg-'G* icomedy dlrieicted by Riay 
McCarey and the usual slapsticic 
without much Ingenuity. 

Has to with, a coiuto prices 
lighter wbo.falnts at « touch. Trav« 
eety ring batUe wltlr both boys div- 
ing at same time and dancing to 
music as they stall, is the high light 
and pretty blab.; 

Pug's trouble Is fondness for girls. 
So tbey Irame bUn as a cnre» one. of 
the trainert Impersbnatiiig n. gal« 
It all leads to 4 chase sequence and 
Is estremely stituig-arm and violent 
without being eapeclally Innny* 

Rush. 



jql^ CAWTHORN 
'Col<t Turkey* 
Comedy 
17 Wins. 
Rlalto^ N. v.. 

Paramount 

Old style Comedy and too bokey* 
btit It's timely and ought to get a 
nice play during the current and. 
th<Q e&nlng three or four weeks. 

Ctewthom does bis stuttering 
German dialect for . some nice 
laughs, even though tbe material Is 
pretty flimsy. It's tbe old bui^lness 
of winning a turkey in a raffle and 
whist to do with the bird. Including 
chasing It around, smashing furnl^ 
: ture and theHke. Kauf. 



SON OF A SAILOR 

First NaUonal pr«anctlon and rrteasa 
Stars Joe B. Brown. Dlreeted br "oyd 
Bacon: story. A» Oohn and VaxA Gemud. 
Baita»: .additional dUloic, Krncrt PaEaM 
ana H.: M. Walker; Joe Morgan, camera- 
■ At Strind.' N. T., -week N«*w. 



29. 



A perfunctory iromantlc side tissue 
Involves Johnny Mack- Brown- and 
\ Jean Uttic (first time out) In ono'of 
I those- mild courtships^ whilia Friank 
, BicHuigh is occupied with a sort of 
stooge role feeding the chief comic. 

Picture depends upon the sp^ed 
\ and vigoic of its playing and gets 
tboth qualities In - abundance. Di-< 



with a camera that a stage director I the gaping years. Roosevelt Is elect 
couldn't possibly attempt. led, the world war is foUght and 

•Sitting Pretty's' assets are a won, the young husband is killed 
youthful trio of le^ds, some last [ In action and prohibition, comes into 



dialog, a swell score and direction 
that hits a speed, pace from the 
start and sustains it to the finish. 
It goes into the files for its story 
but this time the familiar plot 
structure isn't as damaging as 
usual. 

The good old triangle, with its 
John Alden angle, provides a foun- 
dation for the actloii. But that 
■foundation is neatly upholstered by. 
the cast, the music, the girls and 
the staging. Story takes Jack 
Oakie and Jack Haley to Hollywood 
as a songwriting team. Back in 
New York, they're told to go west 
by Mack Gordon,, who plays a music 
publisher in the film and Who, with 
his partner Harry Bevel, wrote the 
Gi nger Rogerj B -Ib IIps Ii i as a 



being. Heroine is released: from 
prison. All this weight of dull ma- 
terial is mere preparation! Then 
the story begins. 

Girl meets and beats a trans- 
atlantic card sharper on the steamer. 
She was the daughter of' a profes- 



jnan. . 

Running time, 70 mlns. 

Handaome Cailataan.. ........ Joe E. Bro\ni rj|.^ted~.at Its- special clientele and 

Helen ................ J}?'^^^ to satisfy. Just a business- 

^eff^"?.!-.\r,i:V.Vj<iiiiV^^ commercial Alf^.^Lf enough 

Qega Frank- McHugb [ made for Its Simple- and unstable 

Sailor Johnson 4 "O"?? " ~ . 

Genevieve Stella Terry 



purpose. 



Typical rim of the mill Joe Brown 
icomedy and will get what that 
means, which is to say satisfactory 
I returns without anything spectacu- 
, lar. It s the usual type of comedy. 



slonal gambler tefore she went Into mostly painstaking building up ot 
:he- chorus and she knowj* all the [hoke gags, with an occtusiohal fresh 
answers. • So the p^dj^team up and bit arid" played With vast enthusl- 
prosper In all the gay capitals, of | asm that carries commonplace ma^ 
the world, at length returning to [terial along for i little iaaore than' 



kind hearted lunch wagon .pro 
prietress whom the boys happen 
to touch While, hitch-hiking West 
ward. 

For Oiakle it's quite familiar 
ground; again he's the fresh guy 
Who goes swell-headed .from sue 
cess, then becomes a nice but de 
flated fellow at the finish. For 
Haley this is his first .really! im 
portant screen assignment, and he 
looks as good on celluloid. %s oh > 
Schwab & Mandel caitipus. He's 
got What's needed by films In light 
comedians. Miss Rogers hasn't an 
opportunity to get a good lick at 
the ball, being hemmed In by story 
limitations, but sbei looks good and 
it's getting td .be a habit with Miss 
. Boger6 to show consistent Improve- 
ment. 

Gregory Ratoff plays a Hollywood 
agent, and through this dialectician 
and Liew Cody, as a picture pro- 
ducer, the dialog gets In. some 
satirical Inside studio stuff that's 

^broad=^ough^tolJ)ja^uoaficat Ood by ; 

' almost anybody. Jerry Tucker does 
a lot of smart cracking for a, kid 
butAlt fits and It's fuiiny. There's 
no -better semi-comic than Thelma 
Todd among the film blondes, so 
the cast 1^ neatly rounded 

Pickens Sisters and the Larry 
Ceballos girls are In for the sing- 
ing and production numbers. Girls' 
ifioQt Important item is a black and 
wMte fan ddnce in abbreviated cos- 
tumeis, with overhead shots of the 
waving fans giving, an effect 

similar to the water ballet over 



New. Tork Where they . have a 
chance to take the gambling con- 
cession in a palatial brownstone 
speiakeasy, which turn^ out to be 
none other than the same house, in 
5({th street. Heroine, now. deials, 
blackjack in the room that once was 
her baby's . nurs3ery; • 
^*~Hesror^■r^me^^^ow"tfie~da13gr- 
ter,, now grown , up and happily 
itiarrled, gambles <wlld blood of that 
same grandfather-gambler fiows in 
her veins) and loses. To iavoid a 
scandal the girl kills the heroine's 
partner and her mother takes the 
blame,, but escapes the consequences 
through the help of gangland 
frlendSi leaving her to carry on the 



DANCING LADY 

(WITH SONGS) 

Uetro-^Idwyn-Mayer production and re- 
leoBe. Stara Joan Crawford and Clark 
Gable. IHrected %gr Robert Z. Lcnoard. 
Jojin W. Consldlne. Jr.. aosocte^e. jpro^ 
dncer; David O. Selicnlck, executive - pro- 
dncer. BcrMo play, AUen Blvkln and P. J. 
Wolfsoh, from novel by JaiiieB W, Bellali. 
Danc«» by Sammy Xee and Bddle Frlni; 
oamera. Oliver T. Maiah; mualcal ' condac- 
tor. liOQ Sltrers. Songs by Burton X^ane 
and Harold Adamaon, KlcUard Rodgen and 
LK>renz Hart, and Jimmy McHugb and 
Doiotbjr Fields; IncldentaY muslo. Ia>u fill- 
vetS; At C^ttol, N. y.. week I)«o. 1, 
Ruanlnc time, M mlns. 
Jaale ........ ...i'.... ....... Joan Crawford 

Patch Qalleglier. . . . . > Clark Oable 

- J. ^% T Tod Newton. ..........Franchot Ttene- 

dQzeh..plan£a..ffiKexheadJM>mbu>g, iHi:. jto., w«rwtnn.>.4^>«^w..^.Mi»y.^.Ja^>i»gB. 

■ Roette .....Winnie Ugntnor 



I its real value. 

Backisrround of a U. S. Navy plaile 
carrier (much of the footage was 
shot aboard the U.S.S. TSaratoga) 
and the technical stuff Is excellent 
l and finishes In a first rate sequence 
of - surprise and action, with a half 



abandoned w&rshlp for test pur 
ItwiseB. Brown, as a goofy gob. has 
[ got himself aboard .the dooihed ship 
by one of those delirious, mlsad- 
I ventures. Explosion bits here, are 
; Startling and the cavortings of the 
: on-the-spot comedian . are. made 
laughable. Another - sequence has 
' the comic belpless aboard a run 
w«TtiaU*'''J^*^^«7wfl«fl«*]?;?^ Ml I away robot airship for more of his 

Underworld sequences are better [ ^oidlngJaugba 
than they sound' In suiinmary and 



this part of the story is. handled In 
iB(,'susp.enseful way. It Is the early 
passages that are weighted down, 
having only the hackneyed narrative 
With a touch of picturesque back- 
grouhd of a bygone period. 

Miss Francis gives thei role of the 
heroine a certain aplomb that It 



But the best gag in the picture Is 
a small detail . It's Incident, to a 
burlesque boxing boiit on a. battle- 
ship deck. Brown has got himself 
matched . with the fieet champion 
•and is tremblingly about to goMnto 
ftction which means disaster, when 
a camera shot at the sky .shows 
couple Of wheeling vultures soaring 



doesn't deserve, wears a wealth of f ^Tf^'J.if^fr^^^ ?nntn^ 

gorgeous cloth4s and Ipoks inter- Body .of the plctiure is factory 
isting. Men do extremely well with made in its.script witb sailor ashp^^^ 
quite impossible parts, notably the pn the make for the gals and using 
unSiCTs praBngorjoWHainaav^^^ 

in the sort of cut and dried roles to of petticoat prospects. Brown hap^^ 

- - - ' pens to run into an admiral s 
daughter and for a lark she takes 
bim to . the admiral's home wbcre; 
there is a .flock of gold braid assem 
bled. Funtiy stuff here has to do 
with a burly butler assigned to pre- 
vent the uncomfortable gob from 
iniiining away. In the end^e is ac 
cidentally the Instrument of capttir 
Ing a spy who steals, naval plans 
and the tag shows htm receiving 
promotion for his patriotic services 



which he deems 'to be condemned. 
Margaret. Lindsay, again justifies 
bright promises In a series of emo- 
tional scenes handled with notable 
spirit, Cortea neVer fails In the 
gentleman crook type. Rest of a 
long, cast has only bits. 

Technical production Is In the | 
best style and altogether satisfying, 
but one cannot help wish it had 
been devoted to a better thought- 
out story. Rush. 



,«.•»•••».....••■.»•. Himself. 

i. Robert Benchl^ 

Ted Bealy 



Fred Astalre 
Ward King. 

fiteve .........'.'...«.....■.......- 

Vivian Warner. • « .plorU Foy 

Art ..;.........%..;.■..'...•...«. Art Jarrett 

Bradley, Sr........... .Grant Mltmell 

Bradley, Jr. ........... . . .Maynard Botmte 

Nelson.: Eddy.,. , ... Himseir 
StooreB.....k;Moe Howard, Jerry Howard 

T.and liarry Flna 
Autbor >,.... Sterling Hollpway 



Joan Crawford's Winter Gardaa 
chorine days stand her In good 
stead In 'Dancing Lady,' to demon 
strate her yersatUlty as a song and 
dance artist as well as a screen 
emotionalist. This veriaclty in de 
tall, plus the . sumptuotisness of the 
production and the Gable co-tun^- 
stening.. not to mention prominent 

support such . as .Franchot Tone and 
others, combines to make .'I>ancing 
lady' very potent b.o. in the screen 
musical Cycle. 

'^=^hese"=elemients=do^much"=-t6=bpl-^ 
ster an otherwise formula aiPd ob- 
viously patterned backstage plot 
which misses nothing, not even the 
pinderella rise to stage prominence, 
the Park avenue pl&yboy (Tone)t 
who casually mentions running hlis 
yacht down to Tahiti and Cuba, and' 
the taciturn stage producer (Gable) 
Who finally succumbs to the charms 
of the alumna of the burleycue em- 
porium ' (which, Incidentally, looks 
startUrigly like the front of Mln- 
sky's Republic on 42d St.), who hits 



the ifanellght in a raid on tbe 

A Park avenue bunch Is ilunoming 
In dress Rothes and when Misa 
Crawford is assessed 80 days or $30 
for tnlldly sasslng the Judge, Tone 
pay9, and that starts that. From this 
Is motivated the dIflScultles of 
crashing ^^oadway ; and her own 
personal Impression as. a specialty 
tapster which finally prompts the 
heretofore unapproachable Gable to 
give the novice the top spot In the 
dance routines. 

The travail of pre-ppeiilng re- 
hearsals,, tbe financial ramifications, 
the backstage choristers' opinions 
of the Duchess* (Crawford), be-- 
cause of Tone's obvious, romaritlo 
interest, the angeling and finally 
the staging of the big numbers, are 
now of generally familiar pattern. 

Because the backstage motif is 
still the most effective means , of 
logically making the Customers ac<- 
cept musical eoniedy hokum in cel- 
luloid form', this formula has been 
done In almost every conceivable 
form by now; and it Is regrettable^ 
for this must perforce hasten the 
d^ise Of the film-music Cycle un- 
less some other solution Is found. 
. The numbers here, are all well 
done by Saxony _Leg_and Eddle_ 
PTlns. E*ominieTtfade'angle they*ve 
^destepiped the ultraristtperlative 
treatment of production numbers 
and gone In for more legit musical 
staging although the same camera 
libertlcs,^ a» bi recent trends, are 
taken- advantage of for sweeping 
flash and color. 

The most pretentious along these 
lines are 'iLet's Go Bavarian* and 
/Rhythm of the Ziay* (finale). Miss 
Crawford works with Fred Astalre 
In the first, both doing their terp 
stuff with commendable experthess, ' 
as a "magic vcarpet* Idea transplants 
them iztto a Tyrolean locale amidst 

a. fiock of frolicking Bavarians. 
'Rhythm! Is .a Clever historical note - 
motivating pre-20th century and 
ultra-mOdern methods of transport- 
ation; majihers, customs, ..etc. 

Art Jatrett and Kelson £:ddy, from 
radio, and the varieties, figure, like 
Astalre. in lending authenticity to 
some of the musical .stuff. Ditto 
Bob Benchley, who behavCs like a 
=BrQad\<ray^c.6lumnist=wQuldr-^MIs3= 
(Crawford's ~ taps are plenty McCoy 
too. The " girls are lookers and 
everything about the production is 
ultra. Ted 'Healy and his stooges 
also register, Healy more legit as 
stage manager; his stooges aire a 
bit synthetic but aufflcleittly comic. 
C^rawford-Grable, plus tbe renewed 

b. o. value Tone, lends the cast line^ 
up through the publicized romantic 
interest with the femme co-star, 
virtually -underwrites 'Dancing 
Lady.' AteU 



Tuesday, December 5^ 1933 



FILM R E V I E W S 



VARIETY 



17 



HOOPLA 



ble by the fact the Jump is done 
with a hood over the head. 
Fox produotloh and release. SUtn Clara Direction Is intelligent and the 
Bow. Directed by Frank IiIoyd< Super- actios better. Boots MallOry clicks 
M ■ M^rA^^Sm^rrhJ Ri^^^^ the girl show leader and keeps 

gi"/ brKinyon'^NichoW character. _Allen Vincent does 



&rP.5S"e?r°oin^^^^ but Donald D^.^28.^unninff time. 80 

■leal score, J^Hiii peFY*nt<!sco, At Old Kerr, as Dick, turns in the emOotb- g,\",7 ;:;:::Vl>i 

'^'•^ est performance with Rouo uoyd uncie Joe::.. ::.ch^ 



THE CHIEF 

Hetro-OoldwynrMayer .production and .re- 
lease. Stare Ed -^nrynn. Dlr»:ted liy 

Charles F. Relanet^ trom original by Ar- [ ^ -_„f„ There's 

thur Caesar *nd R. E. Hopkins. Ed\yara | . " _ -1 1^^^ 

Paul, photoi. At Maylair, . N. T.. week 



offlce aspects of 'Hold the Press,' it 
iq noted that tlie picture through- 
out tries hard for action. There are 
auto chasea with sound devices 



time, 86 mine. 

liOU 



performance 
.<!;iara Bow l as the pickpocket. 



Anita Paye is S|*Bourke 



BunnlDff time, 80 mlns. 

...... ...Ed Wymn 

.Porothy Mackalll. 
.Cbarles 'Cl\lc'. Sale 



.....Wimain Boyd 

Chris 4.... Ichard Cromwoin^gtor impressive aS a palm reader, ciothine Merchant. Qeorge Glvot 

"•'•"A'mea aieasin 'Lady' doesn't miss higher clas- ' 

Carole :V/;;/;;////.:::'::-:;MfnTa Sbcu slflcation by much but that little is Whatever Ed Wynn's ether fan 
Ma Benson..........*.... Florence Roberta htnportaht. Kerr is from vaudeville turnoyer contributes will , be The 



the interior of a penitentiary. 
Finally, of "course, Tim gets that 
evidence and marries the gal, 

And in between there's plenty of 
shooting on' roof-tops instead of 
-M^iGoyis -customary. ^plains, 



WANDERING JEW 

(BRITISH MADE) 

London, Nov. 17. 

Gaumont-Brltlsh production, released 
through Gaurnqnt-fBrHlsh. Directed by 
Maurice Elvey; In . cast: Conrad Veldt, 
Marie Ney, Anne Grey, Joan Maude, Peggy 
Ashcroft, Runriliig time. -110 mlns. Pre- 
viewed TivoU, London, Nov., 15. 



Colonel Gowdy. 



• e • • • • • I 



.Roger Imhof 

Weston. 



•HojylaMs good Clara Bow pic- same time as Fox's 
ture that should do well at the pay cairhy yarn 

box. W presents the star the way ■ "^^^ ^ 
her fans fancy her plus a more 
mature' perforniance which shows 
her an Improved actress. Mls3.;Eow 
seetns ripe to come; 'ba6k strongly 
with proper hahdling arid this per 



the team of Kerr aiid I Chief's' measure of business. It 
Carnival release comes at | offeria no boxofflce enticenieht in* lir, 



'Hoopla,' 
Chic. 



MASTER OF MEN 



Columbia production- and .release. Stars 

formance will help plenty.. Quite a written places two strikes oil the Running time. 7.5 mine. Capltol release, 
long gap since her last release, but Bjugene Soiow; camera* Joe August. At | film before it stfeps up to the plate ' 



self other than through projectlni!] 
the Wynn name on the marqueesj 

As a picture, with the radio draw, 
angle discarded, it is weak enter- 
tainment and this automs^tically 
eliminates the regular picture fan 
draw. This, plus the fact that it 
will also disappoint Wynn's radio 



DER TUNNEL 

(•The Tuhnel') 

(GERMAN MADk) 

Berlin,. Noy. 20. 
Bayarla-TUro production reloahed by Bay- 
erlsehe FUmgeBenechaft. Dlreieter by Kurt 
Bernhardt. Manuacrlpt by Kurt Bismbardt' 
and Relnhart Stelnblcker, adapted from the 
novel by Bernhard Kellermapji. Featuring 
Paul Jlnrtmanri, Oily von Flint, Guetaf 
Giueiidfrens, Attlla Hoerblfeer, Max Weyd- 
nor, Elgn - Brink, Otto Wernicke. Camera, 
Karl Hoftmann. Music, AValter Gronostay. 



she looks and photographs extreme^ I RUito, n. T.,' week, Nov^ 28. 
ly well. tNe. 65 mlna. 

As another rework in celluloid of Buck Garrett. - 
Ken jron -Nicholson's 'The Barker* *?J;,„I^al"°K-- 



Running 



......Jack Holt 

i... ..........Fay Wray 

i ■ ^, . -J. i^i. 1 3renaker.. ...i,, ..Theodor von Eltz 

the story laisks originality. But the] g5„"ipitker. Walter Connplly 



ireatmeTVl? is different and the i^d 
Ing radically so. Also the carnival 
stuff has beeh pretty well exploited 



Mr. Walllns. 



Wyrin is So light with the poor 
material at hand, the few appear- 
ances of George Givot as a Greek 
tailor ialmbst become comedy relief 
m sad surroundings. Sbri^t pro- 



Berton Churchill vides practically nothing, not even 



The. events of this widely spread 
pre-war novel, which deals with a 
tunnel connecting America with Eu- 
rope, have been adapted to the 
achleveinents of modern engineering 
arid screened, with all the skill of 



a good excuse for the gags delivered modern picture techttliq[ue; 



releases in the lastfew years. There U^^^ In 1929 and explains it 
' is a riot in the. picture but the one I ... " • r . . . , 

directed for Pathe 



.It 



Tay Garnett 
years ago In: 'The ispleler' still re 
mains the b(ist melodramatic sereeii 
use of . 'Hey Rube.' 

Adapters, apparently struck fairly 
close to the play most .of the way. 



Picture is a splendid thriller about 
Huge Irock-idrills, blasting gings; 
vast shops, steel, ceinent and the 

-- 1 i,„o I uvci «.i u^w..^ ..w.^.. I terrible powers of nature,' water, 

was^a gaJ who was mad, at her h^^^ ^ fireman's . sori and a dummy mud. Are, explosion.. This is not the 

band..^It wlains pretty r^^^^ candidate; in an old backgrdund of . the story; it's the 

™JlJ?l„ lu*!-! f^l locale, it winds up as | story Itself . The individualities are 

X „, confined to secondary Importance. 

The tunnel has command of thiem 
all; Its flrtri: grasp holds, theni tight 



over ari hour, during which time 
he's a fireman's son and a dummy 



Stricted to the nabes where the cast 

names may help. 1 s^upposedly having been told by the 

Chester Erskin and Eugene Solow comic on an ether program. It 
p\mm^ Mr MQue'nce^ri^ like a last minute finale 

w f?i?m^Nlte3 Bli^h eoes cold "eve they riiade it as sappy as it switch because it doesn't blend at 

5S^ca?Swal ei?'la 1& ™ 

«imnl7seaufnce In Fi?st^^^^^ Some- . If the gasoline company Wyrin 

19?8 dialog with thrfateM^^^^ hoWeyer, has gone to the advertises on the ether didn't pay 

Rills vershfn S the Sme^fltoS^ t^^^ o« only making the film for the Indirect plugs received In 

iSalS te oJoasiSnSlTwe^^^ At Miotic in story content, but hw atea this, picture. It can cone der Itself 

leSt oLl or^ffi devitalized the picture, the recipient of a Christmas gift, 

llkS 'Beffah nell me a Irane' to There's no suspense or movement, ^nd a month ahead of time. 

ffied^for^he'chatt?;put?^^^^ _ ^ . Do^Sfhy TackSll^i'i ra^e^'^K 

Buck Garry, the mm reflates, la a M^orothy MacKaiii,. wi^^ 



star's mouth Is pretty Inane. 



Effle Ellsler and C 



in spite of intrigue, rebellion, catas- 
trophe and death. 

In Its cdncentratlon on the ele 
mentary fight of laboring, man 
against nature, this film Is to the 
last degree thrilling. The Incident 
with the finance crook who a-ttempts 
to- wreck the scheme ; by blowing It 
up raises tension to an almost un 
bearable pitch. The mass scenes 
and catastrophes are splendidly dl 
rected and pHiotographed. The pic 



Is weakened throughout due to the department then, by some manipu 
over-bpylshness of Richard Crom> { latlon, head of the mill. He goes 
-wen. Admittedly he's supiMsed to -New York, the stock market getia 
be a chaste and Inexperienced kid him, he manipulates gigantic merg- 
J!rom the sticks but the patt has ers, rolls in millions arid changes, 
always been played about five years His wife doesn"t like it, so she talks 
older than Crdmwell does it. That's out of school to an enemy with the 



tjme. 



LADIES MUST LIVE 

(WITH 80NGS) 

Universal production and releaae. . Fear 

the difference between . plausibility result .that Buck goes bankrupt,, the tures Jupe Knight, Nell Hamilton. DV 



Adapta< 

tion is an easy matter. 

Only two figures are Importietnt. 
Paul Hartmann is. an engineer, 
drawing a cbrivlnoing portrait of an 
intense Worker. His aidversary, .the 
flnance crook Woolf,. responsible for 
the .catastrophe, played by Gustaf 



.. -Ranking as one of the mnSt 
tohtious film productions ever at- 
temp,ted in this country, this pic- 
ture is bound to prove generally In- 
teresting. 

The film based; bn . 'Temple 
Thurston's play of the sancie name, 
and the adaptation 1? divided into 
four episodes. The first is Jerusalem 
on the day of -the cruciflzion; the 
second Antloch in the time . of the 
first crusade; third, Palerriio, Sicily, 
in 1290; and fourth, Seville in 1560, 
during the inquisition, . 

It Is a riiasslve. artistic arid well 
acted. Aiming, flavored perhaps by 
an overplus. of. scenes, and more de- 
tail than is necessary. Excess of. 
footing resulted in, consiiriiing near-r 
ly two hours, slowirig down the fac- 
tion. 

Conrad Veidt in the hrst half of 
the .picture is guilty of attitudlniz- 
inig and scene-chew.ing. Alt this is 
counteracted before the finish by a 
restrained, moving dignity w:hlch he. 
contributes to the wanderer of cen- 
turies. Therefore, much. of the foot-^ 
age that has gone before, might be 
omitted, greatly improvirig the piic- 
•ture.. 

Marie Ney, Anne Grey and Joan 
Maude are the three, women in the 
first. three episodes, and do-nothing 
tO: distinguish themselves; • Peggy 
Ashcrbft as the Magdalene Iri the 
fourth phase. Who is converted by 
the Chrlstvlike nobility of Battadios 
( Veli^t)> ofCers a . Une .characteriza- 
tion rich In feeling. The Inauirltors 
are Francis I<. Sullivan. Felix Aylmer 
and Ivor Barnard, all of theih Vivid-, 
ly Machiavelllari; while the Zappor- 
tas of Abreham Sofaer is eloquently 
cbnitemptible. " 

Apparently nothing in the way of 
money was spared.' Ovier here .they 
are flocking to see de Milles. 'Sign 
of the Cross.' JolO. 



arid a Wght Incredlbllit^^^ at the same tim^e, | J*^*^JJfy " jo-JJn ^<?*.'-.-^-??-?-*?ffir-*2^ I ^"^."ft**^^®?^' ^ a fine plece of char 



^IrectoF E^nk:i;ioyd his Covered I The wife does the out-of-turn chat- I ^?K'''' ^'Sbut'j' ^h'ot?i«'Sh?r.'%S 
UP nicely. Cromwell does well with terlngr the night before the Wall oaudio. At Stanley. N. T.. as double bill, 
the part but his youthful physl- Street egg was laid. After the one day, Nov. ». Runnlns time, oo_iniiui. 
Ogbmy Is a handicap, notably In the crash, hubby and wife make up and Jf,^""'^ -v '''''"''''fiiiTrimntM 

later stretches when love Is sup- go back to a quiet and peaceful If gjji ::::::::::::::::::::::::^^^3m7o^ 

posed to make a ma.n out of him. poor man's life. Peggy ..^....porotby Burgeat 

- - ' I-.... — - -» — «„f| 



acter acting. Qlly von Flint is a 
hew arid vei*y pretty face. The 
stress lies on the riiass scenes, Men, 
men, men, pouring in and out, fight-r 
ing the rock, fighting fire and ex- 
plosion, swept away by = mud arid 
water breaking in, provoked by agl 



FRIDAY THE 13TH 

(BRITISH MADE) 

London, Nov. IT. 
Gainsborough .'productlori. released through 
Oaumbnt-Brltlsh, Directed by Victor- Sa- 
vllle. In cast: Jessie .Matthews, Sonnle 
Hale, Edmund Gwenn, Gordon Barker and 
others; Running, time 65 mlna. Previewed. 
Prince Edward theatre, - London, Nov^ IS. 



He Is unable to convey the grow- f Jack Holt, as Buck, is well placed ••••■• •"'•••(ii^.i^E^^lIS^ ttLtnrR hut hoiflinir nut to th« end 

i^ j:"*^^!. <^»_J*l.i>!*»!''-)»^"^J I a»f ^'^y ,handles the'' wife 1 5,^Same FVnV/.V.* V.V.V.V.\^m^^^^^^ desJrJctionfl^?*e Kurt leiS? 



Oaakina' 
Soolety Girl 



» * « • • • 



...... jBurton Churchill 

.Virginia CherrlU 



Iri fairness to CroriiweU and the adequately though you get the feel- Nuasbauer .pscar Apfei 

picture, it should bo: polntM out I ing she's wondering all the ' time | Van Dyne........ ..Edmund Breese 

that the mass of fllmgoers of high [^whether the audience will believe 
school age arid somewhat older sel« her. Best performance, as Is be 
dbm flrid the grand passion Jncon- coming a habit, falls In Walter Con 
gruous In baby-faced 18- year-old nelly's lap as a wise old friend, 
lads. I Kauf, 

Rest of the cast fits tjrp'e perfectly. 
Florence Roberts Is Ideal as a time 

wea^ fortune teller; Herbert Mun- GOM^ 
din Is a plausible short changing 

ticket seller, and Minna Qombell's I .Capt. B^. A. Salisbury Expedition prodUc 



1na.1rkiiRV mntlvAtlnv force nf tha l^^"*^ ^"^^ ^^^"^ '^^^^e tor Qreater 

jeaiousy, motivating lorce 01 ine j^^^ y^j^k territory, shot sllent with nar- 
plot, Is acutely Interpreted. Preston rative added. .Narration by. wiuiam.peck. 
Fostbr, an able actor, contrives to At Cameo. N. t., week Kov. 80. Running 
look and sound like a carnival I ^ 

Production first class throughout, I Another ttavelog of remote Is- 
00 'Hoopla' is a pleaser despite some lands In the Pacific peopled by can 



Just one of those familiar yarns : 
flind not good. A Broadway show 
girl repels her own inclination and 
the subversive attempts of three 
girl pais tb make a sucker bf a good 
guy. No action In the film to speak | 
of and no imagination. The mu- 
sical end revolves mostly around ] 



-hardt gives his best, assisted by 
excellent techixiclans. A good work- 
ers' march by Walter Groriostay Is 
an item of Iriterest. 



WHITE FACE 



flaws. Miss Bow shines brightly, | 
which, after all. Is the main pur- 
t>ose. Land. 



nlbals, with a dialog buildup that 4^;:,^;; anTthTdhiloe offers no kick theory, perhaps, but not working 
attempts to give it the punch the $}n»'y ^^d^*^^^^ in practice. This was dubbed 

photographed matter lacks. Real k"?® ' Uneup may mew» some- 1 
menace threatens at times, bUt it ' the^ minor sphere. It 

never goes much further than the Played on .a double bill 



(BRITISH MADE) 

British Iilon production and Helber re- 
lease. Directed by T. Hayes Hunter. Story 
by late Edgar 'Wallace. All British cast. 

_____ At Loew's New York, N. T., one day, Nov. 

June knight's sinking and' dancing. I 2>, on double bill. Runni ng time, 05 mlns. 
Sums up as minor product. \ . i . , . ^ 

Film ii inauspicibus for Mtss ^ ^'^^'i?**^"'® imported from Lon- 
Knlght as she only Indicates run- dou and dubbed here by Helber witli 
ner-up possibilities of a minor AmeHcan voices, on the theory tha^ 
calibre to film fame ^® easier to . book where the 

Nell Hamilton gets no oppor- fccent is niore familiar. Good In 



CARNIVAL LADY 

Goldsmith ..production and Hollywood re» 
lease/ Stan Boots/ Mallory. -. Vincent AN 
len, Jason Robards, Donald Kerr fea- 
tured. Directed by Howard HIggin. 
Supervised by Ken Goldsmith. Harold E. 
Tarshlsh, screen ' play; Wellyn Totman, 
adaptation; Edward KuU, camera. Cast: 
Hollo Ijloyd, Gertrude Astor, Anita .Faye,' 
Rich. Hayes, Earl McDonald, Kit Guard. 
At I,oeW8 New Tork. N. Y*, one day, Nov* 
S8, on doubjie bill. Running time. 67 mlns. 



~ Something to this-beBldgr-artltlg- —Title o f Uie pi c t ure is-the-namy 



and It's better than Indie average. 

Set against a carnival back- 
grourid, it still looks to the stbry 
to carry It along. ' Scenarist has 
done a better job on action thari 
dialog, the latter weak In spots, but 
the.' problem holds interest to the 
end, thbugh it Is riot helped any by 
the compounding bf a Crime, This 
Is partly What holds It to the lower 
-levels. Photoigraphy good and di- 
rection fair, but iBOund poorly 
irionitored as when Crowd back- 
ground noise almost, drowned the 
principals' lines af times. Made in 
a real carnival and not a studio 
setup and sticks close tb the color, 
though they do use a spotlight on 
the girl show. Big shots are the 
high diving act around which the 
story revolves. .Nicely angled to 
lift the. curse from: a necessary 
triple showing. 

Story djeals with Tom, a society 
man, .-deserted on the day of. his 
wedding when the girl hears lie Is 
^"TilifiM^lfr^a banlrcrash;=^&^m 
to the road and on. a carnival meets 
Dick, a down and out pugilist, arid 
Harry, a plclcpocket, forming an 
oddly assorted' triendship. 

Tom gets the jOb as high diver 
when the former jumper misses. 
Latter rejoins the show and Pick 
knocks him out in a fight He Is 
killed by striking against a trunk. 
The trio put Tom in for the dive 
and let it be supposed that the dead 
man made the jump. Made plauslt 



by Jay Kemp, who made a better 
and' that I than on the second release, but 



narrative or the numerous titles 
spliced into the film. Just fair a^i 
entertainer. 

'Gbw* closely resembles a picture 
of. this type riiade In the same lo- 
cales and released five or six years, 
ago. The similarity becomes closest 
in the staging of a War between 
enemy .islanders vtrhose greatest 
claim to fame Is in the numl>er of 
heads that can be obtained. 



seems about, right. 



8han: 



HOLD THE PRESS 



a Chief tairi' called the terror of .the 
'^vestern Pacific. When his daughr 
ter was stolen,, according to legend^ 
his real power reached its majority 
as he rounded up a large army 
among Islanders and went off 160 
miles to do battle. :The . picture re- 
finacts the fight as it Was appar- 
ently fought and Includes a few 
Shots of . human . skulls that have 
been rounded up. SVom a distance 



it remains a auestlon whether the 
picture would riot haye fared better 
with the original voices.. Easy to 
dub Bnglish into English; since the 
lip movements are the same,, but It 
Columbia production and release. Dlfiect- 1 Seems to be impossible tb get natu- 
l?n,S''.r»^,V„,,^*Tw;«%'T^^^^ The lip movements of the 

& ToT^^ 'd"anNov^^&).''RSS'nrn| Players suggest different intonations 
time, 65 mlns. I than the Voices h.eard and the result 

Tiin.. ..." •o''"!'™ McCoy Is unnatural and far from pleasing, 

S;-;:;- :':Heiri?NvXv^i; ^TJ^u'l^^rr^^^^n 

Bishop Oscar Apfel Wallace yarn, is well plotted itfid 

*Ai3ijott,v;'^;v:rjTrrrr:r:...."WiieM«rTDEl^ talk 
Taylor. .Samuel HlndS I {d^^. IjU^ still a fair proportion of 



British producers seem tb be op- 
erating more and more along Arirer- 
ican lines, particularly Iri the cast-, 
ing of small, parts* An outstanding 
effort In this direction is the selec- 
tion pf people In this story. In ad- 
dition to. those mentioned abbve, the 
Cast includes the following, who 
have either been stars, or heavily 
featured on the stage: Muriel Aked, 
Mary Jerrold, Hartley Power, Max 
Miller, Alfred Drayton, Percy Par- 
sons, Robertson Hare, Martita Hunt, 
Frank Liawton, Belle Chrystall, O. B. 
Clarence, . Leonora Corbett, Eliot 
Makeham, Ursula Jeans, Cyril 
Smith, Emlyn Williams, Gibb Mc- 
Laughlin, D, A. Clark^Smlth. 
' The story is interesting, though a 
trifle slow in development,' A motor- - 
bus full pf passengers is In a terrific 
crash. Tiien the dock is turned back 
24 hours and we see what occurred 
to the passengers duririg the pre- 
vious day, and the effect of the 
crash upon their lives. Narrative is 
absorbing, and With the sensational- 
ly strong cast cannot fail to crrip 
and sustairi Iriterst Jolo. 



Brenriati. 
Serrano. . 
Gross,.,. 
Judge. . . 



....*........'.......< 

..................... .Joseph Crehan 

. . .' . Bradley Page 

.Julian Rlvcro 

. Gd 1,0 Saint I 



movement. Story moves logically 
to its denoiierifient and then speeds 
up. Some good characterization and 
fair amount of comedy, though 
much of the comedy Is spoiled 
through a; voice which does not fit 
the screen Charactert 
■ ■ .Gordon Harker handles the com- 
edy well. a$ a Cockney character, 
with good performances turned in 
by Renee Gadd, Jeanne Stuart, 
Norah Swinburne, Norrtian McKIn- 
nel and Richard Bird.. 
Picture . seems handicapped fbr 

it . is ap- 



Although Tim McCoy clianges his 
big hat for a snap brim and. his 
horse for an auto, iri an effort to 
be the unusual newspaperriiah, he is 
still the cowboy to his follbwlrig^ 
To the payees who haven't seen any 
a heap of heads are photographed, I of the better newspaper stories on 
but lens is so far away it could l>e a the screen, Tim may be satisfactory 
pile of most anything. In, other words, Reporter Tim and 

Iri his narrative Peck talks of [ his custoniary can't-lbse thenie-^ 
much that Isn't photoigraphed, and this time on. the tyiJewrl.ter instead I any ambitious booking. 
While some of it lends buildup in- of two guhs— will be pleasing to parently one bf the older pictures; 
terest it la . mostly overdone. Too mobs in the lesser grinds and quar- made about the time EnglLsh d if pc- 
Often also It appears tlie natives of | ter top admissions^ tors felt that a little undre-ss and a 

Tim takes the count once, and cabaret set would smooth over tlie 
that iaccident&lly while snooping shbrtcomlngs. Not at all typical of 
around for murder evidence. He is today's output. Chic. 
one of those imaginary reporters 
who rifle, the chief of detective's 
drawer as though it were his wife's 
liandbag. He doesn't drink but is 
well-^known=^n^Bpeak8r==^-ATixI~^hCTr|= 
bent on geting the evidence ahead 
of the police, he smears his lips 
with likker to simulate a. stew, it's 



the various Islands, touched are too 
Willing to pose and do anything, re^ 
quired of them. 

One sequence deals with a feast 
of human steak, but it goes no. fur- 
ther than a few feet in picturing a 
dance ritual that's supposed to lead 
Tip-?to'"ltr-with=the"narrative==here 
laying it on very thick and explain- 
ing censors Wbuld permit projection 
oi nothing more. 

Picture visits a Aumber of Islands 
In the Polynesian group, starting ofll 
with the tamer ones and ending up 
Iri the New Hebrides and Soloniona 
Where the cannibals Still exist, or 
are supposedly to. 

The print is fair and the manner 
in which strung together okay, 

Chdr. 



DICK TURPIN 

(BRITISH MADE) 

London, Nov. 15. 
John Stafford production, released through 
Gaumont-Brltleh. Directed by John Staf- 
ford and W. Victor Hanbiiry, In cast: Vic- 
tor McLaglen, Jane • Carr, Prank Vesper,. 
Gillian LInd, Glbb-}JcLaUghnnj_and ot hers. 
Length, 7,800 feet, I»revlew;ed Tlvoll thea- 
;tre, Liondon. 

.Film Is based on the stories of the 
highwayman, Dick. Turpln's deeds 
as referred to in Harrison A ins- 
worth's novel, 'Rockwood.' Jt is a 
pretentious production, from the 
British standpoint, arid has much to 
commend It. But the selection of 
Victor McLaglen for the titular role 
was not felicitous. 

The production is atmospheric. 
Great care has been exercised In the . 
worklhg.but of detail. But there are 
occaslbriai slips like brief flashes of 
telegraph poles on the faimous ride 
to York, at a time when such things 
didn't exist. 

While there is much to give credit 
for,- one cannot help thinking how 
much better it rnlght have been 
done. Jolo. 




<M aster of Men' (Col). Jack Holt niarching grimly through a inorass 
known long in advance that he has I f»i frenzied flnancO' The ladies won't believe it and, anyway, financial 
things fixed with the judge to give | manipulation is too hard for them to understand, 
him an easy sentence long enough 

to get the story. .1 'House on B6th Street <WB). The Madame X motif niever falls to 

But Tim does his best and it's 
rather tough to have an ex'-court 
repiorter catch this' opus. Taking 
all of this into consideration, arid 
looking warmly for. the cold box 



stir the ladies, and here sustains a long story to femme program, appro- 
dat'ion. ' — ^ 

'The Chief' (MG). Ed Wynn in a comedy potentially acceptable to 
the family audience but muffed by weak start and finish. 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 VARIETY 




NEAREST UNITED ARTISTS EXCHANGE 



20 



VAJOETY 



P I C T « R E S 



Tuesday* Decemlier 5t 1933 



Exckanges Weigh Service Shut-Of 
To Dual-Bill Downstate 1 Ediibs 



Chicago, JjjBC. 4. 
Major exchanges In this territory 
are apiaklng. individual drives 
against' certain Indie theatres i in 
downstate Illinois, Mrhlch are ylblat-i 
liig contracts by playing niaJOr 
product on double feature bills. Ex- 
changes are threatening to refuse 
to service these theatres unless they 
Uve up to the letter of their con- 

Exhibs downstate feel that they 
are out of the eye of the Chicago 
exchanges and have been double 
featuring major releases, but "with 
Illinois populated closely, exhibs in 
■niearby towns have been complain- 
ing that this Is unfair competition. 
Stick to Indies. 

Chicago exhibs who iiave the 
same contracts have been getting 
around the double feature clause by 
twinning on strictly Indje product. 
They have not tried to doiible on 
the . major pitstures because- of the 
emnipresent exchange, eye within 
Cook county. 

Eischanges as yet have taken lio 
direct action in holding up product 
from the downstates, but several 
exchanges . have sent Warnings to 
the exhibs that continued violation 
of thei double future clause will 
automatically break their contracts. 

NO question of going into court 
by the. exchanges on a suit for dam- 
ages on pleas ot injury to. their 
reputation by tlie outlawed twin- 
billing. Exchanges feel that method 
top long and costly, preferring 
merely to stop service. 



Xrviiig Hoffman Endsi 
Caricaturing Par Hdp 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

Having completed his caricatur- 
ing of Paramount's players and 
execs for the new year bookj. Irving 
Hoffman has returned to New .York. 

Cartoonist has been on the coast 
for three weeks. 



Bette Davis in 'Chaser*; 
WB Sets 01oria Blondell 

HolljrwoOd, .i)ec. 4. 
Bette Davis gets the Warners' nod 
over Gloria Blondell In the princi- 
pal spot lia «eir- Chaser.' 



Triple Threat 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
A skunk missed Its cue 
while working in a pic. Re- 
sult: Educational company 
fllmine the short was whiffed 
off the stage, a bear broko 
loose, prop man passed out, 
and Eleanor Hunt's $1,60Q fur 

doat was damage^* 

Skunk Was one of three in 
the sceniB. Other two wore 
gentlemen. 



Stock Market 



(Continued from page 6) 
suggest any iniQuence behind them 
either forward in purposa or the 
reverse, loew's lQ,oked weak if 
anytbiiig. Volume of 6,000 shareii 
Ih Ave seisslons was testimony to th6 
absence of selling pressure, yet the 
stock lost nearly a point, the largest 
net change In the whole group. It 
was characteristic of the trading in 
this fllni leader thait its little 'set- 
backs occurred as a rule while 
there were aVgnn of strength in thO 
general list. That Is to say When 
the teudency elsewhere was toward 



appendix operation, goes into •Har- 
old Teen' with Hal Leroy. 

Tutde Gets 'Henry' 



J spot m «eir; cnaser.^ . , TTT ,„ the teUdency elsewhere was toward 

Miss Blondell, who was test^ for jj^^ leaders from Johnsons higher prices, LOew came out at 

the part after her islster, Joan Blon- i ^^isX unfair practices will be fractional concessions, usually a 

dell, went to the hospital for au pyoi^gd and from the PreiBldent s sign of very wise llauidatlon. Stock 

nnpratlon. eroes into "Har- | |„Qy|go to the effect that flhal de- turned iQuiet oh. jgeneral decliiies, 

cislon on all authority problems wUl which WiDUld point in the sa,rae dl- 

be In the hands of Johnson. '^"^^'Siutrou. Solli in UewT 

- . . "^^^ '^^^^^ f' *''^!fV,« ien an Momentary plckups ln the trading 

XT Ti«e 4 Wwed Federal agency has been an inspired for instance at mid- 

Hollywoo^, Dec. 4. j^p^^taht part of Allled's PoUcy ky^ek by the higher world price of 
Prank Tuttle has been engaged Dy r^.gjj eince its formation,' Myers gold and decline of the dollar rate, 
Jesse Lasky to direct Springtinae -Qiuted out; ' found the amusements Unresponsive, 

for Henry.' Director also Will work I ^ ^j^^ presidential order, suspepd- This brought forward anew the pre- 
on the story. *„- the salary and raiding provl- vlously noted indifference of the 

Studio is after Edward Everett . ging Investigation, did n inflation and Other com- 

Horton for one of the male leads. Lffect^ne slgi^c^^jj^ 

-. ■ - ' ■ antl-ralding clause which outlaws junjjghed an opportunity for cau- 

<VniA* KEEPS SCHILPKRAUT enticing or alienating employees.^ ^i^ua aoiiing. If Loew for Instance 
Hollywood, I>ec, 4, Paragraphs (a) and (b) of Ar- I .^^d re«fently been whirled to a new 
Joseph Schildkraut r6malns in' tlcle V, Part 6, Section t-^the raid- top and met minor liquidation in 
Metro's 'ViVa Villa,' only actor re- Ing clause— stand as originally writ- dull trading, last week's perform 
tamed of the orlg <^ with excep- ten and prohibit steps to enc^^^^ 

tlon of Wallace Beery. contract-jumping. -„ Xclfhe st^k made 

Schildkraut IS playing Geri. Pas- 1 SecUon B of ju^cle a^^^^^^^ 

left unaffected by th^ Pr^sWentl^^^ ^j^^ range 34 to 32 during 
order in order to lend teeth to we .^jjI^j^ position ought to have 



<>al, a Villa aide. 



Code 



order in order to lend teeth to the L^j^i^jj position ought to have 
• foregoing jwrtion. This section de- been consolidated. 

'818 : 1 dares use of coercion to prevent of ^ it was something like that that 
fers being made any employee by I appeared to be happening to both 

other producers shall be regarded ' 

as unfair trade practice. 

6ionificaht Addenda 
Most significant , of the last-n^ln- 



Kurt Neumann on 'Cristo' 

Hollywood, Dec. 4; 

Kiirt Neumann will direct Henry 
He.nigson's first production under 
his new JJ set-up. 

Tarn is 'Monte Oristo' from a 
German hovel by Walter iFleiisch. 
ISarle Snell 13 adapting. 

U's Many 'Zests' 

Hollywood, Dec. A-. 

Universal has several sets of 
writers preparing treatments on 
Charles G. Norris* 'Zest' and will 
pick the best to script. 

Lowell Sherman directs. 



Col Starts '9th Guest' 



Hollywood, Dec. 4'. 

Next feature to start at Columbia 
will be 'The Ninth Guest,' with Don- 
ald Cook In the lead and R. William 
Neill directing. 

Robert North associate producer 



'Stingaree' on Again 

.Hollywood, Dec- 4; 

Becky Gardiner - has returned to 
Radio to script 'Stingaree.' 

Tarn previously hfeld up. Is again 
off the shelf as an . intended Irene 
Dunne starren 



(Continued from page 7) 
resenting interests adverse to the 
Industry. . i — 

Surprising appointment of Eddie ute changes are: • 
Cantor and Marie Dressier to the i. Alternates appointed ,to the 
<:ode Authority finally was revealed Code Authority shall be approved 
lo be due to a desire to give hy the Adnilnlstrator. Vacancies 
squawking Hollywood actors voice shall be filled by. the Code Author- 
in authority activities affecting in- ity, subject to the Administrator's 
t^rests of professionals* This" pair, approval when regular members are 
recent White House guests, will not I tmable to make appointments, 
serve as permanent members, but Certain types of employees en- 
rather will sit in only in order to g^ged directly In production work 
Insure representation for 'the actot ^tose working time must follow the 
class of employees engaged in the I camera and who are employed on a 
motion-picture Industry as and L^g^^y i^ig do not participate in 
when any question directly or hi* the cumulative-tlme-ofl provision 
directly affecting such class is to be nndei^ which a full dtfy oft is given 
considered by the Code Authority.* ^thout pay for each six hours of 

What will be done about filling work over 88 in a single week. ' This 
the two other Government posts re- affects art directors, assistant dlr 
mains in the air. Johnson disclosed j^ctors, cameramen, Wardrobe men, 
irrlday (1) that he Intends to defer, ^fttsmen, costume designers, 
lining these vacancies for 'some makeup artists, positive cutters, 
time' aiid will act himself. Whether process projectionists, script clerks, 
this means the General will Sive dressers, standby inen, sound 
film matters direct personal atten- ^j^ers, sound recorders and ward- 
tion or will participate through the ^^^^ fitters. 

medium of Deputy Administrator 1 Rules and regulations to be 
Sol A. Rosenblatt hasn't been | ^he co*® ^"^^"^^^^ *° 

cleared up. Johnson PersonoJiy I govern employment *>t freelance 
l)layed a part in administration of I pj^^y^^g ^ot affect such actors 
Keveral codes, notably reta,il trade, g^ttlnrhiore than |1B0 a week, 
coal, steel, and textiles, retiring in Rehearsal time of chorus girls 
favor of deputy administrators, or ^^^^^^^^^1^^ houses is raised 
other substitutes when work was ^^^^ ^^^^ ^aya for a single 

well under' way and crucial trial engagement, 
periods ended. 5, producers substituting authors, 

Johnson's desire to actively sit ^^^^^ pia;yg must announce 
iTL with,: the_ Industry po^c^?^®^.]^ change In plans by paid advertise 



Summary for week ertdlhfl Saturday. Dee,; 2. 

STOCK EXCHANGE 



Columbia and Pathe *A«* both of 
which a fortnight ago completed a 
rather sharp advance to new tops 
for the year. It was in the cards 
that ^ey would go into a spell of 
dullness while the campaign ab- 
sorbed outside profit taking and 
shook off scattered trailers. CoU 
umbif^ dipped 4 points to 24 before, 
profit taking sales dried up. Thieire« 
after it recovered to 26^, ending 
the week net off *A, Pathe ^A' took 
minor offerings close to the top and 
ended at 10% (peak was 11%), net 
off 

Bonds Were about as dull as 
stocks. Only movement Was a slnglo 
trade In Pathe 7's at 8t%, down 
from the last previous trade, 
suggesting a wide difference be- 
tween buyer and. seller character- 
istic of a listless/^market. Warner 
debentures alone' showed, activity 
with prices Inclined to give way in 
the face of offerings. ClOse . was 
38%, net off 1%. Further odd shifts 
In Paramount Hens and certificates., 
in their mutual price relations. 

Rather startling was the sudden 
appearance on the curb of. Educa- 
tional Pictures preferred at 3 a 
share for one lot of 260 shares. It 
Is six months since . there was a 
trade in that stock, at 22 for » 
small lot. Wide break was typical 
of such Inactiveig In times like these. 
Either the transaction^ was a forced 
sale In the face of an absence, of 
bids, or a tax transaction, surface 
Indications rather favoring the lat- 
ter maneuver. 

Technicolor displayed a peculiar 
lassitude In view of the well advier^ 
tised supposed operation in It. Open 
auestlon Whether it was a bald mar •> 
ket coup, as was suggested here at 
the time, or the completion of a 
buying campaign. 



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Bales. iBBue and rate. ..Hlgb. 

. 600 .American Seat. v.. . ° 4 

2,700 Columbia P. vto. .; 2014 

600 Odnsol. Film. .. 8 
1;400 Consol. Film pfd. .............. 0 

6,100 BaBtman Kodak (8), 80- 

400 Fox, Claas A........,ii 14 

71,000 aen..Sleo. (40o.)...... 2114 

Keltli pfd* ....*....'....*....... . 

6,100 Xioew (1). ...*.......«......... 

..... I^o pref. . (014).. .*• ** 

• Madison 8q. Garden ............. .. 

..... Met-a*M prof. (1.80)............ 

7,400 Paramount v... ..;>.' 

0,200. Pathe' E^cb$inge v..;..... 

2,700 .'Pathe, Class A..... ^...a 

28,000 Radio- Corp.;..... 

2,400 RK0 ,,.•.....»......■.. 

120 Universal pret 21% 

22,100 Warner Bros 014 

Po pfd... ' .. 

21,600 WestlnghotiBO (I).* 89% 

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17,000 Keith 6'B, '46..... 
19,000 Iioew 6*B, '41.... ....' ►..« 

4,000 Pathe 7'B, '87.... • .•• 

10,000 Par-Fam-Lasky 6 J, 

8,000 Par-Pub 5%'s, '69.. 

RKO ■ debs 6*B.- 4 ......... • 

6e;o00 Warner Bros. 6'b,. '89....; 



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OVER THE COUNTER. N. Y. 



u A • • • ci&sfl A». -------- - - - - - -. 

Gen. TheatrtB ctfs. sold $18,000 @ 8%, 8* 8, down %. 
PM-F-I. ctfs. sold 812,000 ©MJS. 
Pai'-Fub ot(s. BOld .$0,000 O 24%,^ 28%. 24%, down %. 



Incorporations 



tied up' with the salary and raid- I ^1^^^^ WiUtw Theotrt' »Jip.,^BrIwB?eV!' the- ■ ,^ operas, vaudeville, etc.; capiw,. 

Ing disputes. These matters causea I . _ ^ ^j^yo„aj ^^^e pub- atrlcals;. capital stock, 100 ehares, no ^^^^V $100. Alexander McKalsr, Jas. F. 

such a pile of worry Injetttag the ^^^^^y ,^,3 requirement §.^-„^i?''^lSd^aS^^B"ell,^".5?'S?^ 2^3 ^^C''''' 

code into final form that NRA-Dig . . •reasonable' notice by Broadway, New Tork. . . _ I h j. B. Theatres Cotp.j picturos 



Intematlonnl Music n^. Inc.; cultiva- 
tion oi taflto for music, arts, etc.; capital 
stock, $10,000. Meyer Gordon, lanaj 
Weltz and Anne H. Diamond, all ol 11 
West 42d street. New York. 

Almao Productions, Inc.; picturos. 
plays, operas, vaudeville, etc; capltM 



WB SET BIOCK-MAIXOY 

Hollywood, .pec. 4. 

Finishing the script of 'Gambling 
Jjady,' Ralph Block and Doris Mal- 
Joy continue collabing oh' 'Old poll's 
House,' at Warners, 

Yam Is a; Collier mag story by 
Pamon Runybn. 

WEINEB U GOMFTBQLLEB 

^Hollywood, Dec. 4. ~ 
Maurice Weiner }s comptroller at 
ITniversal, succeeding Henry Clarke, 
^^■-^hogoes-eas.t=on=a=leave^f. absence. 

due to illness. 

Weiner wp.j previously cashier 
and has been at U 10 years. 



tiuauuit. — r,"r^" i, . , I BTeeman ana eamuei nen, m,n v- «>« 1 way. New York; 

was for only "reasonable' notice oy Broadway, New York. J h. J. D. Theatres C<hii!.; picturos. 

•- ■ sa West llflth Street Theatre Corp.: vaude. ete.; capital stock, $20,000 Morris 

v-4:i4...*« pictures, vaudeville, plays, etc.; *aPltal I jj^yg^ Edythe, Wlddl and Anna K. Pflgs. 

„ , for substitute pic- etock, 2OO shares, no par. Nathan Unger, |ffnT(>j 1475 Broadway, New York. 

turea may be specified by distrib- 900 west End iavenue. Now York; Ionian I gatton riayliojuso. Corp.; cameras, 
xures may _^X!Zt*,,*i^rf., tiivnlvA 1171 Morrison. avenue, Bronx; and fl^nisi ctc.r eapltal Btbck. ZOO sharos, no 

Utors when substitutions trtvolve ■ Kaplan, Kingston avenue, pa>. gidnoy Pellte, Paul Bdelsteln and 

films licensed upon a percentage Brooklyn. , _ . ^ , Benjamin W. Goldberg, all of IBl West 

■ ' • ' Crystal Theatre Corp.; pictures; capl- 40th street. New York, 

tal Btock, $10,000, Anne Bluesteln, Stella I uarlou. Inc.; theatricals, plctiu 
Iielbowltz and Marlon Kennedy, all of I vaudevllle, etc.; capital stock, $1,0 
61 Chambers street. New York. I preda Jarot, Ulllan Potashkln arid John 

I^annes Prodaotlons, Inc.; amusements,. | (._ Zeller, a.11 of 1« Court street, 3roOk- 

Biocn, i«w ..V. Freterred Plctnres, Inc.; motlpn plo- 

Breger, Gertrude 1^ Ooldsmltb and Cella iin., projecting machines,.: etc.: 

Davis, an of 286 lladlson aveiiut. New capital stock, 80O shares— 600 preferred 
York. , ' . I atnn ^m,A ann onmmnn nn nar valuer 

Bob Miller, Inc.; muslo 



hlbltors Is restrtcted. to contracts ] pjays, drama, vaudeville,, etc. ; capital jyn. 

into stock, 100 shares, no par. Annette ) «. 
Breger, Gertrude L. Goldsmith and Cella 



PAE SHBDVES 'WHIPPING' 

Hollywpod, Pec. 4. 

Paramount has shelved 'Whip- 
ping' after sevieral adaptations had 
been made of the play* Last was 
made by Maurlne Watklns. 

Ida Lupino was slated for the 
lead. 



VI, i. I at $100 and 800 common no par value. 
.Bob MMier, incf musio publishers: I g^,Bue| Schwartzman, Charles S..M. 
capital stock,. $20,000. Bob. Miller, 167 I mrat and Bsther Xasner, all of 22.0 West 
West 47th street. New. York; Benjamin n2d street. New York. 



Shot wants to be able to report to .^^j^.^^jj^^^j^^j^, 

the White House first-hand Instead ^ piay-dates 
of merely takiiig Rosenblatt's Wr- I 
ports ..to his chief. 

Congressional Support 

The fabt that Congress is likely r basis. | tafBtoSrClO.'OOO; Anno'Biuesteln, SteUa 1"^^^ theatricals, picturos, 

«aV« a. hand In Dolicinc the lUr- 7. Power of grievance boards t6 l^lbowltz and Marion Kennedy, aU of vaudeville, etc.; capital stock, $1,000. 

dUS^S serverasanother^^^^ deliyertes of film to ex- I " Chambers street. New York. . | p,eda Jaret. Ulllan Potashkln arid_ J 

Johnson. With general salary legls- hlbltors Is restricted to *-—* 

lation expected to receive much at- executed a.fter the code 

tentloh this winter, lie. feels it will efrect. 

be well to occupy a position where More than three dbzen less Impbr- 
he can be kept posted. tant changes, mostly one or two 
Position of Allied States Associa- words and Insurlng clearer under- 
tlon, leading code opponent^ has standing, are scattered throughout 
not been settled. Abram P. Myers, the pact, while the definition of mo- 
chief counsel: of the insurgent fac- tloh picture . Industry was changed 
tlon, says Allied win hot take any in the Interest of clarity to Include 
definite Stand until a thorough the production, distribution or ex- 
analysis Is made and matter, is hibltloh of motion pictures and all 
chewe'd over at convention of Mlchl- activities normally related thereto, 
gan Allied group In Grand Rapids except as specifically excepted from 
on Dec. 12. Allied had threatened the operation of this code.' This 
to ilght to the last gasp if Its de- latter alteration resulted. In ellml- 
mands were tossed In the discard nation of the wbrds 'all persons, 
and the final draft offers no solace firms or corporations' and addition 
for this crowd since the features to of "all activities normally related 
^TrSTch^liSuil^mr^'^obJected-^^^ 

strenuously remain unchanged. diction may result from .tbls changCi 

Myers Interpreted the executive but In the main the revision was 

order as indicating President Intended only to make the definition 

Roosevelt is determined to make more specific, 

the influence of the Goverhtnent Among minor changes are amend- 

felt in the Industry so that the un-> ments providing that no. employer 

fair and monopolistic practices that may have more than one represen- 
have given rise to so much turmoil tatlve on any board or committee 

and have resulted In so many ap- and requiring retirement from 

peals to the Government for inter- boards of persons who cease to be 

ventlon may be ended.' long to either the axhlbltot or dis 

Some comfort was derived by AU \ tributpr classes. 



Starr. 184 Varet street,- Brooklyn: and 
Albert Bheatack. 1936 Bast IStb street, 

Brooklyn. 

Osborn ft Soavalne, Inc.; pictures, ra 
dlo programs, employ singers, actors, 
etc.; Capital stock, 200 shares, no par. 
Gardner osborn, 400 Aast .49th. street; 
Henry Souvalne, 43 Fifth avenue, and 
Hlux Chopnlck, 661 Fifth avenue, all of 
New York. 
Amco Films, Inc.i re-recordlng. talking 



42d street. New York. . 

Olympic Flctores, Corp.; pictures, 
vaudeville, etc.: capital stock, 200 shares, 
no par. Morris A, Halpom, 661 Fifth 
avenue. New York; David A. Polllns and 
Rose B. Halperh, both of 1710 Popham 
avenue,. New York. 
■' — ^ UklohOMa ' 

Oklahoma City, Dec. 4. 
Oknralgee Theatres, Inc., Okmulgee. 
Okla. Capital, $3,000.' Incorporators, u. 
li. Hancock, Corbet Bitter and I* C. Han^ 



Judgments 



pictures; capital stock, 200 shares, np K,^jj au ©f OkmUlgee 

par. Harold Schottland and- Jacob H. 

Epstein, both of 622 Fifth avenue. New 
York, and Yetta Thaller. 7208 19th ave 
n'ue, Brooklyn. 

Aca4lemy Radio Corp.;. radios and ra 

dlo apparatus. Capital stock, 16 shares, 1. fphantro« ror 

no par. Louis Miller, Sol M. Ansell and 1 , If««aw DyWJ Chanln Theatres goi 

Tnijrram Operating Co., Inc.; operate Theatre Corp. rColumbJa W^^ 
pictures, vaudeville, etc. 'Capital stock. »• Mary Sheubrpok , FoK 

100 shares, no par. Marlam Portman, Theatres Corp.; costs, $113. . 
300 Sheridan boulevard, Mt. Vernon; hVeslah Amusement Coip.i^^^^ 
Florence R. Lambert. 126 Becman. ave- Exchange. $567; Columbia Plc^^^^ 
tiiie. New York; and Lillian Nattallsi 762 Hoi y wood Film Bxchnnge, $93: and First 
- — I Division Exchange, $92. 



Pawsoh street, Bronx 

Thorne-Foater, Inc.t press agency, 
capital stock, 100 sbareB, no par. Henry 
S. Thorne, Rlngsend road, Noroton, 
Conn.; Robt. L. Fostej», 101 West *5th 
street, New York: and Roy A. Floyd- 
Jones, 60 Vanderbllt avenne, New York. 

Ace Concesslona, lac; operate conces- 
sions; capital stock, $3,000. F. Levlne. 
P. Shtrax and M. L. Erkmad, all of ' 162 
West 42d street. New York. 



CHIC SALE'S iiG SHORTS 

Hollywood, Dec. 4< 
Chlo Sale will make tvfq mote 
poem shorts here next week for 
Metro. Jack Cummlngs supervis- 
ing. 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



PICT 



ES 



VARIErv 



21 




By Epes W. Satgent 



stress on Sullavan 

in Margaret SulIavan .e:iElilbs'have 
something to sell, hot merly to oifer, 
and much. can be. done In advance 
by preparing the patrons, perhaps 
starting with a teaser, 'Spell It Sul- 
lavan/ with the .'a* . played yp 
ptrongly. That will :get interest in 
most ispots, iand -can be worked up 
by haying some of the local Sulll- 
vans write! the piper that the old- 
fashibned spelling was good, enough 
for. them aind George M. Cohan. 

Tell them that Miss Sullavian^ like 
Miss. Hepburn, bringaa new note to 
the screen, and engage interest in 
the star's work. Offer a prize for 
the person who. writes the name 
(with ati a) the greatest number of 
times on a postcard and. put 'the 
dinner under a ma,gnlfying glabs In 
flome optician's or jeweler'^ window. 

. Picture .editors should fall for spe- 
cial stories, on this second of the not 
strict^- ^)beautiful .stars to . wiii ap- 
proval, and this cf^i lead to a Sulla- 
van impersonation cpntest, by photo 
or In person, .as may suggest the 
best result. It's, a break for the 
- plain-, girls, with another angle an 
essay- ■ contest on 'Why I. would 
rather, be. intelligent thiein Ijiea.utiful.' 

Miss Sullav.an Is 'not known .'out- 
side of the. still surviving theatrical 
cities. Maic^ her known befoii-e you 
show her ^flrst picture, and get what 
you can instead of the returns of an 
unplugged star. 



Selling 'ITaii' 

To" sell 'The Invisible Man' to the 
.Hillstreet . p&trbna out in Lbs- An- 
geles, Richard Mosd and Kenneth 
McGaffey stressed the 'catch tiim' 
angle, most of their; stunts deriving^ 
from that idea. Several . masked' 
girl^ were, put on the street: ban-, 
nered 'Beware the Invisible Man,' 
and they passed but dmall heralds 
offering prizes for the most practi- 
cal method of capturing the unseen 
one. This offer was repeated on 250 
window cards. 

Black cutouts, presumably the 
shadow, were, used in the lobby for 
advance, . and during ihe showing 
the . lighting was chainged to green 
to get: .the propyl; atmosphere. A' 
cutout figure backed by a flasher 
was used , near the (^ntrance, and a' 
telegram signed, by. the play title 
And reading 'I'll be seeing yoU Frl- 
'day' were sent all the teviewers. 

The reviewers, however, were al-; 
ready on record, for they had beeii 
given a preview a week in advance 
and their reviews blown up for the 
lobby, the general lobby design be- 
ing black and white under the green 
lighting. 



Police StuiF 

Fact that the picture had b^en 
made with cor*operation of the pblice 
was the big noise In the' Strand 
(N. T.) front on 'From Headquar- 
ters.' emphasis being .given the 
statements ' that the police . were 
baring their inner mysteries In the 
fllm. Not altogether eicact, for most 
of the stuff has been used in maga- 
zines for some time, but it sounded 
imposing, and seemed to get the 
curious. 

Display .was largely based -on 
three 40x60 boards covered with 
police arms, handcuffs, etc. Merely 
an elaboration of an' old idea, but 
strikingly done. Another angle wias 
a display of 'wanted' notices from a 
detective magazine,, which was 
backed by a distribution of 15,000 
copies of the magazine to patrons. 
Regulation green police lamps Were 
on either side of the outer lobby, 
helping to create atmosphere. 

Inside the. lobby there was a large, 
machine for writing giant telegrams, 
borroj?v;ed from ■w;estern..UnIpn. .This 
wc^s used .to receive, messages carry- 
ing sales talk of the pic. 



blnatlons would be given away at 
Majestic oh midweek matlniee. All' 
announcements^ naturally^, included 
the name of the picture, 
' Theatre, in tuf n, permitted lobby 
demonstration' .and .display and 
shO'wed an institutional short On the 
screen. 



Cutting It Fi^ie 

.Biiltimore. 

Dept. store ad man with flair for 
Injecting humor into newspaper 
copy, figured to capitalize , on .'Ivittle 
Women' showing at the .Hippo- 
drome last week by gagging up a 
linen sale with admonition, .'Each 
lady going to see 'iilttle Womeh* 
should drop by our store first and 
secure two- handkerchiefs, one to 
use when Beth does not die 'and. one 
to use when she does die.' 

Phoned Ted Routson^ii theatre's 
p. a., arid sought permish to run the 
wordage. As s. r. o. sign had been 
waving all week, Routson cau- 
tioned, 'Okay, but go easy, we've 
been so packed we're limiting all 
Comers to one hanky each to ac- 
commodate the crowds. 



Spreadiu'g the Oil 

■^■„_^,Bridgepjart, 



Could Be Ehcored 

•Warner publicity departmeht last 
week shoved out one ' of > the most 
appreciated novelties, of the season. 
It was a herald for 'Havana Wid- 
ows' nicely .phrased to sell interest 
in those sunkisded dames,,' but that 
wasn't the halt of it. 

Herald, was strapped to a paste-^ 
bpaird box containing four choco- 
lates> prfisumably; ^fllled with what 
they go to Havana to absorb, Jiist 
a gag for litnited circulation,: but it 
impressed the 'Widows' forcibly on 
the mentality. It was ap inspiration 
that clicked. 



It .was the old oil for the Ma; 
(Pbll) here last week; Manager 
Morris Roscnthial tied up with Wes- 
son Oil Co. to help plug . Maurice 
Chevalier's .'The Way to Liove.' 
J Crew of demonstrators and sales- 
men brought to town to tell the folk 
all about it. Five WICC broadcasts, 
8,000 thrcwaways.to Bridgeport Ptfst 
cooking school, 10,000 cirds to 
grocers find window displays all 
over the cit.v— all with the news 
that 50 mayonnaise mixing com- 



ITat' i Dress Tie-TJp 

An Important, tie-up is that - 
ranged^ by Wai'mer Bros., with .a 
large di^eas-mahufaiCturer. The'man- 
Ufacturer^ 'hdiving. beCh given per- 
mieision to reproduce fbr sales pur- 
poses the dresses worn by Warneir- 
Flrst:'' National stars;' has- tlied up 
with 300 large department stores tb 
plug .'these dresseis,' by' using photos 
Of the staris .In the store . ads, tb^ 
gether with the name of the picture: 
and the theatre In which the picture 
is • currently, pla'ying.. 
. In addition the stores are giving 
the exhibitors window displays,: 
using stills from the production with 
a, 23x28 window carcl advertising the 
attractioii at .the theatre, . , 
. Ads of Russeks, a Fifth avenue. 
New York; store, featured Thelma 
Tod in 'Son of a S'ailor,' wliich 
opened 'at the Strand same night., 

Once th^ local exhibitor has ^s- 
.tablished his cohtaxit . with . the de- 
partment store, the free window and 
newspaper space becomes automatic 
for the: Warneir-First National pic- 
tures the exhibitor plays. 

Hellbprn's Par Ballys 

Denver, 

A mother's ea.rly matinee for 
'Cra.dle Song' proved a drawing 
card. ' Their ticket of admission was 
a ba,bd in arms. No one else was 
admitted, and It was a good .thing, 
The Dehham thealtre wa^ ' a noisy 
place, with most of the youngsters 
running up and down the aisles, and 
their • mothers apparently did not 
miss them untiVthe show was oyer, 
and then there wsis a rush to And 
their . children^ . The staff, headed 
by Manager Lbuls' Hellborn,. had' 
built a fence In the. lobby, and all 
the strays were corrtilled. 

Manager^ Hellborn. also pulV^ a 
natural on 'Duck Soup.' DChver 
Post printed a plea - to duck hunters 
to take Hellborn at least . one' of 
their diicks. Hellborn niade them 
into soup and fed It to any who 
would Come for It. More than 6Q0 
Trere fed, and what was lef t :bver 
was given to.' the Salvation Army. 
A vacant store In the theatre build- 
ing was turned Into a lunch rooitn. 



Censor Row Booms Tarade' 

Spokane. 

There is nothing obscene nor In- 
decent in the femnie art displays 
used by Fox theatre in ballyhoo- 
ing 'Footllght Parade,' City .Censor 
A. B. Colburn, city commissioner 
of public safety, told the Fathers 
of Spokane, following .a complaint 
against the billboard ad copy from 
the Diocesaii Council of Catholic 
Women. ^. 

'It's the frame of mind of the 
one looking at the scantily clad 
girls In the ids.' Colbuni said, *and 
tor my part I cah't say the-posters 
Are either immoral, obscene or In- 
decent. It's just "f he way you look 
at such things/ 

. Fox is doing a hold-over on the 
film. The knock was a boost as 
the dailies took Up ' the Council, 
criticism and the Fox got plenty of 
free publicity for the fllmuslcal. 



In High for 'tittle Women' 

Rochester. 

Manager Jay Golden of the RKO 
Palace gave the fllm /'Little Women* 
heaviest bally of any pic in months; 
Started a week in' advance with 
Democrat & Chronicle sponsoring 
a special preview and getting in teir- 
ylews .with prominent 'citizens en- 
dorsing the film. 

Followed . by . color . ' contest f or 
youngsters with ' prizes and free 
tickets to another special mbrning 
show at .which souvenirs were dls- 
trbiuted. Advertising appropria- 
tion also stepped up to keep pace.. 



Beal Stic£^ $[onp 



Syracuse. 
As a gag, and at the behest of 
Katherlne Cuff, Paramount p. &„ 
the Hotel Syracuse added duck 
soup to Its menu last wieek during 
the run of the Four Marx Brothers 
pix. 

Patrons, however, took it seri- 
ously, and as a result, the hotel 
ended the week serving real duck 
soli p. 



Bemonstration 

Chevalier's 'The "Way to Lbye' 
opens up another forgotten gag, the 
spooning couple on the sbfs^. Best: 
worked, in a furniture store, but can 
be done in. any : window large enough 
to contain a small sofa, - j ' 

in 'the original stunt tl»e sofa 'vvas 
placed with Its back to the window 
and occupied by a i<oy iand girl,, with 
the boy occasionally ,pretending to 
kiss the girl. "This might be all 
right for special' times, but a cutout 
of man find i^oman, • reir. views. 
Could be used instead, with ot withT 
out animation, or a couple of dum^ 
mles can be set In. If they can be 
made realistic. 

.. In . any event there is a large sign 
on \ the. back of the. sofa,, with the 
title given, more than. usual promi- 
nence and the suggestion that' les- 
sons in. love may be obtained from ai. 
study ' of the Cheyalte^r offering. 

The sarhe gag ca.it Ibe Used on a 
flat: for a peramulator or even ah 
open car, with preferably live mod- 
eliai and; the back , bf the' car bau- 
neredi 



Showing iProgress 

Hoilywobd. . 
: Fbr. the opening bf 'The Wbrid 
Changes.' the' Warners repeated 
part bf their New'. 'Tork campaign 
for the Hollywood. Libbby display 
was contributed by Weiatern. Union 
and . included examples-, of tele- 
graphic instruments from the .earll-'. 
esit days bf W.. U, to the moderh ap- 
p^rattus. 

All hooked Into the general idea 
that the . telegraph people changed 
along with the. rest,., Of' the World. 



Art Paper Static 

Fort Wayne, Ind. . 
liOcal theatre men . In round-table 
session pointed at lack of develop- 
ment in billboard art display. Claim 
thkt . praictically every . other forih 
of : advertising has brought out new 
tremcls in attention-holders, with 
the 24-sheets stiU sticking to old 
layouts. 

Simplicity In lettering a,ni color 
combinations should be encouraged 
in present-day flashes,- they ^ de- 
cided. 



Chatter Companion 

. Here's one for 'The Invisible Man' 
that . should get plenty of attention, 
though It's simple e.noUghi Idea is 
tb have a man go down: the street 
apparently talking to someone be 
side him. If he bah do a little 
ventroloquial 'wbrk and supply the 
other side of the conversation, that 
helps, but it's not strictly necessary 
and not good unless it's really good. 



Chief recmiremerit. is a man with, a 
carrylhg. voice. 

COhvei-sation. should be oh general 
topics and not about the picture,, 
with intervals .for the. supposed re- 
plies of the unseen companion; 
BloWoff is a back banner read 1 rig: 

'I'm talking to the Invisible Man". 
You can't see him, but you can get 
an eyefiil of . hlrii in 'The. Invisible 
Man,' noW showing at the Gaiety 
theatre, He's^ a fasciha,ting cuss,: 
Don't miss seeing him.' 

By bringing , the boinner to the 
fronti the pram can v board street 
cars andi busses. Invade stores and 
resta;urants and in general upset 
the citizens and arouse their in- 
terest in the picture. 



Collabing .on 'Bdan- 

Unilversa:! has girrangijd for coir 
labbratlon with the publisher of the 
song 'Strawberry Roan' to help put 
.the picture over. All Who book 
playdates are contacted for profes- 
sional copies, dummy title pages 
for lobby displaiys, orchestrations, 
slides and a phonograph record for 
publicity Work. Pub will also con- 
tact music.. stores. When, a.d'vise.d of 
addresses. In an effort to get further 
displays; 

Tittle Women* Caflipaign 

■ Lynchburg, Va. 
Manager WilUs Grist, Jr., of the 
F'aramount, flgures 'Little Women' 
is a natural for exploitation. He 
shot the works for the biggest 
stunts of the season When it played 
his theatre.. 

Tied up with all children's stores 
iii town for shbwing bf 'shoes for 
little women,' 'hats for little 
women,' ^dresses for little. women% 
aiid so qn. Also with book store 
for revival of the . novel, 
' Then Jie sent a. shower bf oakleys 
to. the presidents bf parent-teacher 
associations, the colleges, the civic 
clubs and women* is organizations, 
and teachers in the :Schbols.. Ar- 
ranged lor ■ deieiBfatlons' bf pupils to 
come down and see the fllm. 

. On top of that he expanded news- 
paper ads and had 'Inserts' .resem^ 
bllhg ppiges of a magazine supple- 
ment printed to fold Into papers at 
the newsstands; 



little things 

Al ZImballst, in the St. Loulg 
mimeographed Showman, mentions, 
a N. . y. theatre where insanitary 
conditions In the lavatories Was a 
'siap at an otherwise de luie theatre. 
He adds: . 'The answer can only be 
neglect. And if that is true, the. 
thejEitre heeds a neW .manager by en 
more than it does, a new porter.' 

There's a whole volume in. nian- 
agement right' in. ji sentence.. If 
there Is anything. w'fong with a the- 
atre,. It's the manager's fault. He 
can delegate, duties to a subordinate, 
but it's up. to him to see that orders 
are carried out. It is no foolish pa- , 
rade which, requires; that a ship's 
captain, shall personally inspect 
every part of his vesgel every . dajy- 
at sea. It's a precaution. It applies 
as strongly to theatres. ■ Some minor 
.shortcomings ma:y undo: the value of 
a million . dollars' worth Ot magnifi- 
cence. 

It's no gag that a theatre lost one 
particHiar customer because the 
doorman had halitosis. After a 
CoUple of tries, she quit and never 
went back to see if there was a new 
ticket takei'. In. another instance 
the kick thait the patron liked 
to sit well front, but there were 
naked lights in either first entrance 
. which distracted his attention. 



WB an d WU 

Los Angeiesi 
Warners has tied up Western 
Union on a bally In all key city en- 
gagements of 'World Changes,' Tel- 
egraph company will Install dis- 
plays of Old and new transmission 
equipment and distribute a. tele- 
gram, campaign oh the pic, 




Canton, O. 
: Dick Cruclgar, manager of WB 
*Alhambra, transferred to Sandusky, 
O., to manager WB . plaza. Suc- 
ceeded here by J/ Knox Strachan^ 
from Hippodrome, Clevelahdi 

Forher L. BOwers, manager of the 
Union opera housej New Philadel- 
phia, O;, only house there, named 
manager of Orpheum, MCKeesport, 
Pa. . 

Warner closed Majegtic, Mans- 
field, and State, In Lima, Q. 

WInston-iSaiem, N.. C. 
Paramount, High Point, owned 
b, the city, being renovated and 
readied for early opening. Theatre 
recently damaged by Are and city 
ccUnCll hias approved, a lease with 
the North Carolina Theatres, Inc., 
to -operate the house. 

-Warren BurgCss, manager of Ar- 
royo, succeeding Wally Butler. 



.Dallas* 

Interstate - offices here announce 
Jakii^ Atz, former manager of Dial- 
las and Fort Worth baseball teams, 
;is. manager of its Fort Worth Ma- 
jestic, 



". Los Angeles. 
E, . A. Lake. Joins Fox West Coast 
as ma.na^er'. bf the FlgUeroa, L. A. 
Replaces . Earl Rice, new manager 
of the Fairfax. 



Seattle. 

Marc BuWman transferred from 
management of Liberty to Roxy 
(both J-vH) With Frank Coyle back: 
as Liberty manager, cutting short 
his intended, vacation until spring. 
Bowman succeeds Ray GriimbaCher 
at--Roxyr=Morrie=NImmer=now==a.3«t 
sJstant . manager at Paramount,^ 
where Harry Woodin Is head man. 



New Haven. 
Changes in local Poll houses 
bring in Earle Wright, , succeeding 
Vernor Reaver as mgr. of Poll's, 
and Ben Cohen, from Hartford, to 
follow Robert Burns as mgr. of the 
College. 

Burns goes to Chicago. Billy 
Elder sticks as asst. mgr. bf Poll's 



and Bob Freedman ditto at- College. 
Dick Dormian due from Hartford 
around Dec. 1 to follow Freddy 
Johnson as asst. mgr. of Paramount. 



Leadville, Colo. 
Sound equipment, screen and or- 
gan were destroyed in a flre that 
damaged the Liberty Bell theatre, 
120,000. Fire broke oUt behind 
stage : and was discovered by Robr 
ert Nelson, manager. Partly covr 
eired. by insurance. 

Indianapolis. 
Ted NIcholajB, secbiid asst. nian- 
ager of Loew's Palace, goes to the 
Lyric as mamager* of the theatre 
and ballroom. 



San DlegO. 
Resignation of C. F. McAflanus; 
mgr. of Fox North Park, habe, 
caused transfer tb. .that spot of F^ E, 
McSi>adden from house head at Fox. 
downtown, . and placing In Fox ' of 
G. T.. Gallagher from San Berna^r- 
dino. 



Pittsburgh. 
Ft li. Bowers named manager bf 
Shea's Orpheum, MicKees Rocks, 
Pa., tb succeed ' Lester Hutchinson, 
who takes over Bowers' post In Do- 
ver, O. 



Schools Fall Harii 

.Syracuse, N. T. 
To fully cash In on the unpre- 
cedented support- gIVeh the picture 
by the City's educational authori- 
ties, RKO Will move 'Little Women' 
into . the Strand Immediately fol- 
lowing, the close of its Keith run. 

Locar school principals and teach- 
ers went fbr '.'Llttle WOihen' .'ill the 
way, even to the extent of .per- 
mittihg Keith frames to be: placed 
In = the schools. In., soine Instances,, 
principals formally < advised their 
faculties -to suggest pupil patronage. 

Unique 'exploitation" stUnt devised 
by Manager William J. Tubbert was 
search for Syracuse families with 
four daughters of the same ages as 
the four .sisters In the .story, the 
theatre specifying the ages at- the 
time the picture begins^ 

^ fe. 

Rocked the fHan' 

New Haven. 

Ben Cohen celebrated his a:ppolnt- 
ment as mgr. .of the College with 
some snappy .stuff on 'Invisible 
Man.' Under a green light in a 
darkened . part of lobby, Cohen 
rigged up a rocking chair with ah 
unseeh attachment - to . a motor. 
Motor keeps chair rocking, with 
s^gn in chair readings 'You can't 
see -The Invisible Man, but he's right 
here In this chair.' 

When trailer of fllm goes on, all 
house lights go. out, a couple of 
green spots alternate on screen Avlth 
black and white of fllm and etago 
lights' flash oh and off. Horror ef- 
fect was so realistic that some o'dt- 
going fans s'uggested Cohen tone it 
down a bit. 



Stereopticon Trailer 

Albany, N. T. 
Warner's Strahd has adopted a 
stereopticon device to attract the 
attention of standees to the coming 
feature. At the rear of the main 
floor is the well of the mezzanine. 
Hanging from the forward balus- 
trade of the mezza;nine floor Is a 
dark, colored tapestry. On It is fo- 
cused a lantern slide advertising the 
ne^t attraction. Pebple standing 
in the back of the orchestra floor 
cannot, but help see It, and, to f ur.^ 
ther Insure that they do tsee it, the 
flight flas.hes on and off, but not so 
fast that a person lacks ample time 
to see. , the slide, - it Is. a regular 
slock slide . in colors. It is a, neat 
way to bring attention to what's 
next. 



. Los' Angeles. 

Don B.eclitold, for years treasurer 
of the Belasico, moves to the Mayan 
in the same capacity. Harry Davis 
p.a. for the house. 

Ben Beinstein has .sold the Cameo, 
'El Serenoi to J, W- Kdwards. 



klahomaCity. 
Theatre openings:. Cortz at Wain- 
=«tte>^PaIaee=at^-ear-ter,---Libei-tijr==«atr. 
Freedom, Liberty, at SasJlWka., State 
'at. Pond Creek, Hippodrome at 
Okmulgee, and Amusu at BInger. 



Charlotte. N. C. 
The ioe for JSunday .films has bt-Mi 
broken In Js'orth Carolina J>y :th(« 
State, Raleigh. The first Sunday 
.showing wa.s linder tli'^. auspices, of 
the wolfarc dop.TLrtmf.'nt of the 
Wpman'.^j rluh. It was a l^'nofU 
show. 



Parading 

Rialto, N* Y., is using imper.sona-, 
tors of the four Marx, brothers for a 
street stUnf, and the quartet is get- 
ting plenty of . attention. Nicely 
made up, and the boys got away 
from the usual parade by saunter- 
ing along the streets. Ih OPen order, 
looking Into show windows, stopping 
to ^ag and. creating ah air of in- 
formality' that is. doing more good 
than a stodgy procession. They are 
jazzing up .theii: .own act arid at the 
same time passing that. .Iriipreaslon 
along to the show they are adver- 
tisings 

A-'-big advance over the usual sol-r 
cmn strut. 



A Warsaw Contrib 

In. Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Z. By- 
chowskl, . superintendent ot the 

Jleme^J'ox^^,jVMM2SS4^,^^'MW^'*^ 
^anift uiie'xpoctpdly to the ^TonCYvf 

Tod time: Story' (Pur). He wrote 

a long letter to the NaSe. Przeglad, 

ifadlng dally, suggesting that everyi 

one go to see the film as a lesson in 

liurnarfism and thereafter take riiove 

interest In abandoned kiddlos. V.n- 

tlroly unsolicited, but a trood 

tiuMight for showni«>n, who . could 

I)rohal^ly ffislly drairn up .similar 

))(.oslK fnini local .ofLii-itable ii)"U- 

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Toesday, December 5, 1933 



'WOMEN' $14,000, 




Baltimore, Dec. . 
The town still thronging loop 
barns despite approach of Xmaa, 
usually, perennial signal for clamp- 
ing of purges. Healthy omen and 

wreathing grins 'on rlalto exhlbs. whcu *xwk»». , w-., — 

This session catches biz bloonilng Njtage show featuring Stoopnngle 
and pretty weU distributed, with and Bud got »19.00a 



PHILADELPHIA 

(Continued from page 10) 

(MO) only stayed three, days be- 
yond first week; $4,000 In those 
three days not so hot. 

Earle <2.OO0i 40-55-65)— 'Havana 
Widows' (WB) and 'Scandals' tab. 
Unit heavily piugiered feature but 
opening pace didn't Indicate any- 
thing unusual; fair $12,600 Indi- 
cated. Last week, 'Aggie Applebjr 
(RKO) and Lombardb's Band head^ 
lined, very good $15*500. 

Fox (3,000; 35^65 -75 )--'Berkeley 
Square' (Fox) and stage show. 
Tenth anniversary bill short on 
names. $15,000 Indicated, riot, bad 
but a sharp drop froin previous 
week when 'Hoopla' (Pox) iaiid 



crashing cannonade emanating from 
Century where 'Dancing Loidy' has 
seen 'em standing in line from open- 
ing. Flick will flyaway-to-Ioway 
for reverberating $19,000, fanciest 
figure in months. ^ . . 

'Little Women' holds over at Indle 
Hipp. First h.o. here since IClng 
Kong'. Last .week criacked all-time 
attendance record and steady b.o. 
dribble first pair of days this stanza 
augurs hunkadory $14,000. 

Stanley iboks only so-so with 
Kate Smith on rosti^im and unlm- 



KaHton (1,000; 30-40-60)— "My 
Woman' (Col). House has turned 
to first-run policy. This one unr 
likely to hit over. $3,800. *Take a 
Chance' (Par) had neat $4,600 last 
^iT^dc ■ ■ * ' '■ ' 

Keith'* * (2,000; 26-36-40)— 'My 
Lips Betray' (Fox) arid vaude. No 
names of any note, not. over $6,000 
indicated. Last week, 'Mad Game' 
(Foiy and vayde, retty good 
$6,600. 

Stanley (3,700; 40-65-66)— 'Duek 
Soiip' (Par). Face was dijrappolrit- 



pressive. Tronk Headquarters' on I jng, figured not touching $19,000 on 
screen. Looked logical on paper to] week. 1'rii No Angel' (Par) amazed 
clean up, being sole name stage I by hot coihpletlng third week, 
magnet over current lay-but Kate I Slumped and then came back strong 
hung UD gross record at Hipp just for holiday. Second week's gross 
year ago. lK)ks like fair $16,000. was <>rily $2J.O0O^,and extra t^^ 

Keith's Bitting pretty with In- d«iy« brought - $10,000. Although 
visible Man' portending $6,00(1. This final business ctisappointed some- 
house has been doing well since I what, engagement -was sensatlpnal 
weather cooled; while sriiallle New 
shoots for fairish $3,700 oii 'As Hus- 
bands <3o', due to xjass draft. 
Estimates For this Week; 
Century (LoeW-TJA) (3.200;. 26- 
85-40-55^66) 'Dancing Lady' (MG) 
and five acts; Nameless .vaude line- 
up no aid, and nonet needed. Pic 
pulls femm over 10 mile radiuai 
House playing up Gable-Crawford- 
Tone triangle aa directed by press 
books, plenty ' hoke but palmed off 
as Insldey and evoking no end of 
coniment among whisper-and-gasp 
coterie. Heading for sbcko $19.(100. 
Last week 'College fcoach* (WB) 
and 'Crazy Qiillt' tab on stage 
netted happy returns, $17,700. 

Htppodroma (Rappapbrt) (2,500; 
25-35-40-55-65) 'Little . Women* 
(RKO) and vaude. (Second week). 
Still plenty perky„ due to tremend.- 
ous rep and far- reaching -wotA-o*- 
mouth. ■ Stage faro holding over 



Stanton (1,700; 30-40-56)— 'Prize 
fighter and the Lady' (MG). (2d wk). 
Remarkable for this house but won't 
complete i full second week, bow- 
ever. Last week, $9,500. 

NO ST. LOUIS BLUES, 
AU CINEMAS BOOH 




Cecii^ Radio Act 
Widi lady-Day,' Bow, 
Bodi lli^ Denver 



St. Louis, Dec. 4. 
' As usual, and as everywhere, perr 
haps, Thanksgivlnjg week is jiist 
that for the cinemas here. All of 
them had the delightful experience 
of mounting box ofllccs. 

At least at one the rise Is greater 
than the holiday and school vaca- 
tion would have caused. That one 
is the St. Louis,; wher^' the chief 
interest appears tq lie not in the 
iiiuuku. oiorBc uviuoub "'— I film but In this stage offering, con- 

also, Art Landry's ork, plenty profit sistlnlT of Chicago World's Pair acts, 
ac indicated $14,000. Last week, I including a fan dancer or two. With 
new record set by sensational I heavy ballyhoo, prpgraxn opened big 
$20,000. and capiaclty audiences the first two 

Keith's (Schanberger) (2,600; 26- days. Although putting out a: nice 
30-40-55) 'Invisible Man' (U). This outlay of cash, house stands to be 
barn, U product outlet, established in the money, 
in public mind as logical home of The spirited war for business 
best in horror pix, and that's help- | rages on two frbnts^in the trenches 



ing factor. Cricks' good reaction 
added hjrpo. Buck's strong opposlsb 
for gay $6,000. Last week 'Cradle 
Song' (Par) breezed to same sWeet 
figure. 

New (Mechanic) (1.800; 25-30-40- 
55) 'As Husbands Go' (Fox) 
Warner Baxter enjoys .nice follow- 
ing here. Legit" success has class 
appeal. $3,700, fair... Last week, 
second of 'Hoopla' (Fox) did oke 
$3,000. Yanked day early to give 
current offering holiday start. 

Stanley (Loew-UA) (3,460; 26- 
35-40-65-66) 'From Headquarters' 
(WB) and Kate Smith, unit on 
stage. Depending on songstress for 
pulling 'em In, but slow starts not 
so promisingr. All slgneTl pointing 
to fair $16,000. liast WeelP'Chrlsto- 
pher Bean' (MG) and five aicts, 
$15,000. Far below other Dressier 
plx.' but profitable on light vaude 
lay-out. 

"Myrt &Marge^€iiPiial 
At . Cap, Uncoln, $2 J2 00 



.. _ Linbolri, Dec. .4. , I -7r*i-T ~. 
Theatre row is sorta sitting with I atagia . show 



folded hands this week with little 
to exploit. Lincoln with 'Love, 
Honor and Oh Babyi^ and the only 
vaude show is again the current 
best. Trousdale stock in the Orph 
isn't kicking up any great shakes 
but still trying to build. The Capi- 
tol last week had a real run tot its 
money and set new records Iri do- 
re In the b. b. Stuart gets back tp 
double bills With a sickly dual ptes^ 
entation. 

with th^ code: signed and In op-^' 
eration within the week, the In- 
dies are hoping hard. State is still 
dark and the Orph playing straight 
stock because there stlU aren't 
cinough releases to the Indies. 
Estimates for This week 

Capitol (Livingston) (860; 10-20) 
--'Midnight Club' (Par) and Myrt 



of lower prices, and in the xiperi 
flield of bigger programs. Ix)ew's 
State, is countering this week oh 
the latter battleground by present 
Ing Its first double bill and an 
riounclng that others will follow. 
Estimates for This Week 
Ambassador (Skouras) (3,000; 26- 
36-66), "World Changes' (WB) and 
stage show. Fair pace for $16,000. 
Last week *Kennel Murder Case' 
(WB), $14,000. 

Fox (Pox) (6.000; 20-25-36), 'Jtm-r 
my and Sally* (Fox) and stage 
show. Good, $11,000. Last week 
'Hoopla' (Fox)i Bow potent lor 
$12,000. 

Grand Centi'al (Skouras) (2.000; 
26-36-40), VWhlte Woman' (Par) 
and T Have Lived.' Good, $3,000. 
Last week, same as "Wild Boys of 
Road* (WB) and "Big Brain' (U). 

Loew's State (LK>ew) (3.000; 26- 
36-66), *Meet the Baron' (MG) and 
Day of iReckoning' (MG). Off, $12,- 
000. Last week 'Dancing Lady' 
(MG). $16,000. 

.Missouri. (Skouras) (3,600; 26-40). 
Invisible Man' (U). Good, $10,000. 
Last week 'Cradle Song* (Par) and 
'King for a NIghf W), $8,000. 

8t^ Louis (F.&M.) (4,000; 26r40y, 
rRIght to Romance' (RKO) and 
— - Bullish $17,000. Last 



Denver, Dec. 4. 
Of the usually firist-runs the Den- 
ver and Orpheum are running neck 
and neck jUst a few dollars apart. 
Denver has Cecil aiid Sally on stage 
In two-act playlet and packing thein 
In with "LAdy For a Day' on Bcireen- 
Explbitatlon spreads by Harry Huff- 
man in giving local . ol4 lady news- 
seller two days of her own choos- 
ing and at Brown Palace hotel in 
Presidential sultei did & lot' to 1>oo8t 
gross. . ' 

Orpheum with Clara Bow *iid 
good stage layout is fiUlng the house 
plenty and proves the Bow puu is 
as strong here *• ever, maybe 
stronger. /Ribor with a stage show 
that bores but With first run on 
screen is doing $600 libove average, 
"^hree Uttte Pigs' probably has 
something to do with the spurt first 
week. After West Masters, organ- 
ist, left tho Farariaount it Is 88% 
below last week. Masters was pbp- 
ularhiere. 

Aladdin only iaverage with foot-; 
ball film, not exactly a picture for 
the majority of their regulars. 
IDowntbwn competition also hurting. 
D^nhain up 60% over last Week hut 
still below hormaL Jerry RosS Stage 
show making hit should add to. pull 
here. 

HeaVy Bnowstbrin Friday hurt 
but the general sudden boost in all 
grosses proves folks here will pay 
for stage enteitainnient if it's what 
they want to see. . 

Estimates for This Week 
Aladdin (Huffman) (1,600; 26-40- 
50)— 'CoUege Coach' (WB). Viola 
K, Lee at the organ. Up to $3,600. 
last week "ESver' in My Heart' 
(WB) finished with the lowest flgr 
ure in six weeks. $3,000. 

Benham (BeUborri) (1.500; 26-30- 
40)— 'Sitting Pretty (Par) and 
stage show. Bullish for $7,600. 
Last week 'Cradle Song* (Par) 
fiopped and was yanked after tlur^e 
and a half days. 'Golden Harvest' 
(Par) finished Saturday and the 
week, and with a midnight preview 
of 'SitUng Pretty* (Par), finished 
with $6,000, the poorest gross isince 
the house started runhing Para- 
mount exclusively on Sept. . 14. 
'Cradle Sorig" over the heads. 

Denver (Huffman) (2,600; 26-36- 
60)— 'Lady lor ia Day' (Col) and 
stage show, headed by Cecil and 
SaUy, radio act, First Col. film to 
play a Huff map house since March. 
Doing wow hlz, bolstered by swell 
bally, $11,600.. top money tied with 
the Orph at the same pace. . - Last 
week •Prizefighter and the Lady' 
(MGy, surprised everybody here and 
did a nose dive— in fact it never got 
Started. ^Cloeied with $4,000, lowest 
In 10 weeks. ; 

Orpheum CHuflriian) (2,600; 26- 
85-40)-^oopla' (Fox). Stage 
show with Fred Schmitt's orches- 
tra. Bow still very vital b.o. draft 
in Denver; heading for a nifty $11,- 
500 wind-up. Last week .'Dancing 
Lady' (MG). together with a peppy 
stageshow, elosed with a big $1C,- 
000, after breaking the Saturday 
and Sunday house record, and comi- 
Ing mighty close to it on Friday, 
the opening day. Stopped selling 
tickets Saturday night at 8 and re- 
sumed at 9:80 after the crush was 
taken care Of. Didn't get them all 
seated Sunday night Until after .10. 
CraWfOrd and Gable still a surefire 
draw in Denver: 

Paramount (Huffman) (2,000; 26^ 
40)_'Sweetheart of Sigma Chi' 
(Mono), no so, $2,600. Last week 
'Mad Ga me* (Fox) .and "Havana 
Widows' (WB), together with the 
last week of West Masters, organ- 
ist, turned lb high gross for last 11 
Weeks, $4,000. 

Tabor (Huffman) (2,000 ; 20-26)— 
'iEing for a Night' (U) and stage 
show. Okay, at $4,000. Last week 
'Saturday's Minions* <U) on second 
run, arid stage show, tiumed in a 
gobd $3,.800v 



«Thorouahbred'~F«vorable 

THQRbUCrHBRBiy (Comedy drama, Baminersein 4b DuFor, Vand«CM 

'''il^ racy play both as to; horses and lines. Lot ot stoiy which epuid b4 
weeded out for pictures^ ibee. 



«ls Life Worth Llvind?'— Unfiiverable. 

18 LIPiS WORTH LIVINGr (Comedy. Harirar Moses, Masque). Irlafei 
play .current in London. Does not hmpress as picture materiaL Hee, 

fDector Mofitea'--'UnfaVeraible. 

DOCTOIi UONlOA* (Drama. Playhouse. . Hebry ICartlri). How 
wicked men are and how . poor ladies suffer at their lumda^ as told ^i; 
two women luid iacted by thi«e. Qopeless for filming. Kauf, 

M Was WaHtna for You'-^nfavorable 

1 WAS WAHINO FOR TOIT .(Comedy,* Bdward Choate. Booth). 
Sometl^ng from the French. Sexy hut not, funny. DoeSnH look lik* 
screen material. nee. 

. , «Blrthrioht^->Unf«vorabte 

VntlTBBZGHT* (Drama, 49th St^ Barrett ft Itpssen). Hitler eltusM 
tion dramatized nkceljr, hut neither strong enough nor convincing enough 
to '^t far. Subje<^t'8 still bigger than the playwright. r ^auif. 

*8he Loves Mo Net*— Favorable 

'SHE LOVES ip: NOT* (Farce comedy, Wimaa ft Weatherly. 4Stk 

Street). ' ' ^ . 

Should he a natural for screen. Understood Paramount bought tho 
rights on the book of siaime name, which would take show viit of bidding* 

nte. 



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week 'Man's CasUe' (Col), $14,000. 



'Obey the Law* (Col) dual first half 
and 'Riders of Destiny* (Mono) and 
'Lady from Nowhere' (May) sec- 
ond half, neat at $1.600.. Last week 
'Taxzein' (Mono) and *Widow in 
Scarlet' (Mono) dual and .^Passport 
to Heir (Mono) and Terror Trail' 
(U) split for all right $1,400. 

Lincoln (LTC) (l.GOO; 10-26-40) 
—'Love, Honor and Oh Baby' (U; 
With holdover Of Budy Bale's ork 
on Stage will be clicky With $3,600. 
Last week 'Hoopla' (Fox) and the 
Rudy Bale band drew by strength 
of the latter to an unexpected. $3, 
800— well in the bltick. ... 

RiSlto (IndieTC) (UOO,; 10-16-25) 
—'Laughing at Life' (Mono) and 



^rowino Pain^— Unfavorable 

^ROWING "PAINS' (Comedy, Arthur Lubln, Ambaswdor). 
Story of Juyeriiles. Sixteen-year-olds who think they ar<» falling 
love,Douhttul unless successful on stage. J*ee. 

'Drums Begin'— Unfavorable 

'DRUMS BEGItr (Abbott ft Dhnnlng. Shuhert). War spy plot pro- 
jected against comedy background of film makink. SaUrfcal treatment _of 
the picture crowd as a mob of dumbbeU Bahh^tts stymies the idea for 
the screen. ^^'^ 

*The Dark Tov^er'— Favorable v« , 

•CHE DARK TOWER' (Melodrama^ Sain H. Harris, Morpsco). Excel- 
lently played, interesting throughout, looks like one ot Me&Bon'a mwA^ 
Unusual attractions. HoUywood wlU doubtless get It hiter. nee* 

'Strange Orchestra*— Unfavorable 

'STRANGfi ORCHBSTBA' (Comedy dnuria, Hopkins and Moore, 

***'Mi\*ocrity origlnaUy done in London. Looks like no dice, stage of 

loeem- 

screen. 

'Mary of Scotland^— Unfavoriibie 
•MART OP SCCiTLAND' (Gulld-Maxwell Anderson-Helen Hayes). 
^«oh IS subordinated to Uterary quality in this >tage, ^W«»»Js 
in mnk verse almost inseparable from ^ ^^.^"^^^LT^^ 
th6 same hlstorifjil facts would have to he radically different. Jtwn. 

The Scorpion'— Unfavorable 

THE SCORPION' (Melodrama, Maris ProdUcUoris, Biltmpre). 
Weird tale pf the Soudan. No chance either stage or screen. 

>Peiice on Earth'— Unfavorable v -nw 

•PEACE ON EARTH* (Melodrama, Theatre Union, 14th Street). ^Ex« 
cenSt ^opagimda phiy aimed against possible vear to near future. 
Sugf uSiKTy of acceptance by regular prodi^cers. might he used^h* 
Indie flthn naaker. 

'Blaekhirds'^Unfavorable 

•BLACKBIRDS' (Revue, Lew Leslie, Apollo). Colored ^nausical haa 
se^rS nuriibers and accompanying travesties which might he adopts* 
SJeSaUy an elaborate voodoo scene, hut balance of show hardly tor. 



screen. 



S&EIS LEAVES TALI^HAN 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

LaWson, Haris, v.-p. and . gen. 
mgr. of TiaUsman Pictures, has left 
the concern. 

Haris was to have been in charge 
of production^ but Talisman gave up 
the idea of noaklng pix to become a 
leasing outfit, 



^d-Margo^(W"dualied =looks=okay|-i3ast pf^Pifth- A^ 



for $2,200. XAst week broke house 
lecords with 'HPrse Play' (U) and 
'Bureau of Missing Persons' (FN) 
first half and '42nd Street' (WB) 
last half doing 7-a-day grind for 
. marvelous take of $2,800. 

Colonial (LTC) (750; 10-15)— 
•Walls of Gold' (Pox) all right $l,r 
fOO. liast week ^Master of Men' 
.(Col) and •Man Hunt' (Fox) okcd 

at $1,100. 

Liberty (IndieTC) (1,400; 10-15) 
r—'When strangers Marry' (Col) and 



billed should get the house going. 
•R^cP, Night' gets Its Initial try, too. 
Look for an oke $1,600. Last week 
'Hold the Press' (Col) and 'King 
of Wild Horses' (Col) badly booked 
dual was lucky to get $1,100; 

Stuart (LTC) 1,900; 10-25-40)— 
'Ann Vickers' (BKO) arid 'Havana 
Widows' (WB) puts this house 
back in the duals and will maybe 
do a fair $2,500. Last week 'JZ)uck 
Soup' (Par) just .fair $2,450 even 
with Turkey day help. 



DAimX BEED AT WB 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

Daniel Reed, actor, last with the 
road cpmpany of 'Biography,' has 
been, given a contract as dialog di- 
rector ai Warners. 

Reed's first job Is working with 
Mlehicel==^ Chirtiz=^ onr^'The^Heir 
Chaser.' 



Stadid PlacemeBU 



Hollywood, Nor. 27. 

Sidney Bracey,* Hardie Albright, 
'Ninth Guest.' Col. , . ^ 

John T. Murray, "Two CJlUcks,' U. 

WUilam Ailgustin, 'Woman and 
the Law,' Fox. 

Eddie Tamblyn, 'Harold Teen," 
WB; ■-■ , • 

Kate Carlisle, Jack Oakie, 'Murder 
at the Vanities,' Par. 

Joe cook, unit gr.. Talisman. 

Christian Rub, Alphonse Ethler^ 
'No More Womeri,' Par. 

Ray Taylor and Nick Barrows, 
scripting:. 'Husband Hunters of 1934,' 

Jack Lia. Rue; Noel Francis, Dbr- 
Pthr Dell. Walter BrPnnan, 'Good 
Damp,' Schulberg-Par. 

James Burke. '<Dick Rush, Lew 
Kelly. Alf P. James. Kathleen Burke. 
Irving Bacon, Marty Faust, Neai 
Blurus, 'Six of a Kind,' Par. 

Claire McDPwell, Judith VpselU, 
'Journal of a Crime,' WBi 

Reginald Sheffield. ?House of 
Rothschild.' 20th Century. 

Eula Guy, 'Heir Chaser,* WB. 

John Davidson, Clyde. Dllson, 
rWomen and the Law,' Fox. 

Russell Hopton, Joseph Franz, 
Guy Usher, Jll Dennett, Jack Bux 
ley, 'Good Dame,' Par. 

Dorothy YoSt collablng with 
George^arion, Jr.^ *Lot!tery Lover, 



EAISCIA HAEOLDI SERIOUS 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
Kascla .Haroldl, actress-wife of 
Hal Le Seur, brother of Joan Craw- 
ford, is serloilsly ill in the Holly- 
wood hospital following an opera- 
tion ti birth Dec. 2. Baby girl 
.weighed tWo pounds, five' ounces. 



J. . Ii^rrell MacDonald, William 
Bakewell, 'Ca:mpanelle Murders,' 
Chesterfield. 

Myrria Kennedy, 'Heir Chaser,' 
WB. 

Eddie Nugent, Mildred Gover, 
Maynard Holmes, John Arlcdge, 'It 
Happened One Day,' Metro. 

HPnry Kolker, Dickie MOore; 
S.umnet' Getchell, Wallace CJlarke, 
Henry. Wads worth, Edwin Maxwell, 

(Continued on page 60) 



Improved Econoinic 
Conditions in B'ham 
Reflected at the B.O. 



Birmingham, Dec. 4. 

The slogan about shop early must 
be-worklngi People' are shopping 
early to avoid crowds and running 
smack-dab Intp^them. But shPp- 
plng business is heilping matinees 
while nights appear to be a Uttle 
better than a few months. ago.. 

Outlook is soniewhat hetter with 
2,600 steel workers returning to 
work land the Government ordering ., 
several hundred thousand tons of 
coal from local fields. Alabama had 
best Thanksgiving business iri five 
years. 

Estimates for This Week 
Alabama (WIlby) (2,800; 30-36- 
40)^'Duck Soup' (Par), and 'Right 
to Romance'. (RKO). On split, $6,- 
600. Brought in at the ' middle of 
last week for a week's run, the 
Marx picture hit in time for 
Thanksgiving and a woW wePk at 
depression prices, $10,000 with 
'Chance at Heaven' (RKO). 

Ritx (Wilby) (1,600; 25)— 'Orte 
Man Journey' (RKO). Another fair 
week, $1,600. Last, wieek, 'Berkeley 
Square' (Fox), about $1,800. 
^^JEmpJj^.JBTAC).;(l,miJ?5).^^T^ 
male' (FN). Maybe a good week 
if the folks are in a mood for Ruth 
Chatterton; $1,700. Last week, 'Best 
of Enemies' and Sirinett, skygazer. 
$2,100. 

Strand (Wilby) (800; 26)— 'Pro- 
fessional Sweetheart' (RKO). Mild 
around $800. Last week, 'Mad Game* 
(Pox), $700. 

Jefferson (Indle) (2,000; 15-25)— 
'Study in Scarlet' and stage show, 
$1,100, La.«St week, 'After the Ball' 
and stage show, $1,300. 



Tuesday, December' s, 1933 



VAriETY 



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A treat for chil9ren , . dnd 
their parents. 

The horse that stands with 
Black Beauty in the hearts of 
America V millions. 

The book that ranks high in the 
best-seljer ratings of all timie. 

A motion picture hitting with 
on emotional punch that 
topples the hdrdest-boiled! 




Victor JORY 

BENTLEY 

and 

Will JAMES 

Directed by Eugene Forde 



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mixed audience • • • iheti 
you'll knowwhataiwdl 
holiday bookiiig this 
is. Pnnts now afailable 
at alt Fox Exchanges, 






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VARIETY 



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RELEASES 



Hurold Auten 



isio B'way,. N. Y. 

Companion Wanted. (Dubbed from French.) Romtince with music and sing- | 
Irig. Annabella. Jeait Miirat. Dir. Joe May. -88 mlha. Rel. June 3; 
Rev. June 6. 

' Poll de Carotte (Red Hedd): (French). A story of adoleacence. Robert Lynen; 
Dli*. Jullen Duylyler.; 96 mlna. Rei. Sept* 1. fteyv Dec. 20 Md May 80. 

Savage^Oold. Commander Dyott's thrlliiiig adventtireA with savage hunters. 
Comm. Dyott, Dir. Commander Oeorge ■ Dyott. $7 mins. Rev. AUB. 8. 



Chesterfield 



Offlces: 1B40 Broadway; 
New Verk. N. 

By Appolntrneiit'phly. (Invincible.) A man's. man who was a woman^s doc^ 

tor. L.ew Cody, Sally O'Neill. Alleen Prtngle. Dir. Frank Strayer. eS 
, mlris. ilel. July 7f Rey, Nov. 21.. 
Dance. (Blrlr Dahcei. Mtielcal drkiiia. Alan Dlnehart. feValyo khapp.. Ada Miay. 

Dir. Frank Strayer.. 69 mins. Rel. Sept- 1. Rev. Oct, .31. 
I Have Lived. A girl's attempt to live down her past Allan Dlnehart,:>Lhlta 

Page, Allen Vincent. D|,r. Rich. Thorpe. 6B mins. Rel. Juno U. Rev. 

Sept. "12;. 

In the Money. A prise flghtei; and his afrairs with women, liols Wilson, 

Skeets Gallagher, Warren llymer. Dir. Frank Strayer. Rel. Nov. 7. 
an of Sentiment. How ah old man holds a lamily-together.' - Marian Marstai 

Oweii Moore, Wih. Bakew'eil. Ghrlstian Rub; , Dir. Rich. Thorpe 67 mins. 

Rei. Sept 15. Rev. Nov. 14. 
Notorious, But NIoa. Story to cbme. Marian Marsh, Betty' Compsoh. Donald 

Dilloway. Dir. Rich. Thorpe. 67 Oaihs. Relv Aug. 1. : 

, Eirst DMsion }Si ?^^rV; 

iteleases Also AlU^^^'^CheBterfleld an<). Monogram 

Avenger, The. A district at|[tiifiiie'y.;8^ on the gang which .tramed'^ 

him to twenty years«'3Mpt Adrlehhe Ames, Claude 

GiUIiigwater. Dir. Ef|p^^i^.:l([aH)ji|;^^ Rei. Sept, 16 

lack Beauty. Anna Sewaa^a'famdWi^ditfk^^ ^iT^' 
land. Gavin Gordoik,.\fIa]e Hamilton. i:<!Dlr. Phil Rosen. 6B mins. Rel 
July IB. ' 

By Appointment 

wom^n he 
ir. Frank 

Dance, Girl, Dance: MustciU qif b^^sUife ^H^ A small-time Vaudevillian 
becomes a night •cIub atal'.-EvalJi'n Knapp, Gloria Shea, Alan Dinehart, 
Eddie Nugent, Ada Ma* ' Atee. -Busch. Dir. Frank Strayer. 69 mins 
ReL:Nbv. 15.- ' 

Dassan. Life, fiustoin^^^ tnimUs, habits and whatnot as lived by the penguin 

birds oh? *PenquIri' J^ Two 

runnihe^; times ■ 38 inins.>'<ahd 51 jt^nSi Rel. June IB. 
Devil's Mate. A condemned mail, on Hhe" Verge .bt execution, is mysterious^^^ 

murdered..: Peggy Shannon, Prfiiijti(?h Fostier. Dir. Phil Rosen. 66 mins. 

llel".. ;S.ept. 1. . .vi"*.:-"- . . 

Dude Bah'dlt. A clumsy oowhand* .tunis to . the disguise of ia romantic dude 

bandit and solves a mtitdejp/^-'Hoot Gibson. Gloria Shea.. Dlr: George 

.MeWoTd. 65 mins. 9el. JjiBie IB. V* 
itl'6'e, The. Secret service kgents on the tjail of a half-million dollar iriall 

robbery. Rex Bell. CecIIIji Parker. Dir. . Harry Fraser. " ^''i 

Sept. IB. 

I Have Lived. A Broadway stag^ $tair is faced with blackmailers 6n tho eye 
of marriage to wealth And love: Anita. Page, Allen Vincent, Alan Dine 
hi^Jt. Dir. R. Thorpe. 69 nal.na, Reh Oct. 1. 

Man ofiSi^tlment. PlayW.';Bon >iklTles a poor girl against his wealthy 
ismti^U yri^hes, 'M^JlaR Marsh. WUMam Bakewell, Owen Moore. Dir. 
.Kjfi^jBQT*. Ttioipe j»r^ 

Notorlo^fa Siiit Nice. Dflv^ii-trom the man she loves, a girl finds solace In a 
^QVtissa^ marriage-.' tirtth the king . of= the underworld. Marian Marsh, 
iEtetty CrOntpson. I>Ol)^.J;>tIlBway, Roo.helle Hudson. Dir. Richard Thorpe 

One ^nffiLiittw, -A -.ydunB'f^apI'a start thetr . honeymoon on a train, and the 
miiiwSk year findllvtftto- p|i the trtln. under different circumstances. 
ll^tt^^lan,!^>6ni^^aW4y, Russpll Hojton. Will and Gladys Ahern. 
"~ — ... mino. Rel. Aug. 25. Rev. 



Only. A t>h3Wiclan oouldrt?,t ihake up his mind which of two 
loved th« ;So8jt; Ii«« '««dy, Sally O'Neill, Marceline Day. 
; Striayer.j';W;.mIft9J:;;.Rj^U .■ 



These tabulations are complUd 
fronn information supplied by' ths 
various production coiDpanisf snd 
checked up as soon as possibis aftsr 
release; ListiriO .is givsn whsn rS'^ 
lease dates are definitely set. Titiss 
•re retained for six months. Man* 
aaers who receiva servies subMi- 
qtieht that period sHbuld prs- 
serve ■ copy of ths .oalendar for 
rsfsfsnos. . 

The running tinfts as aiyw lisrs 

Is prssumably that of ths projstitlbn | j Aih'Jiuzanne 
room showings and can only approx 
imsts ths aetual rilsaso -lon^th . in 
thoss atatss or eommunltios 'Whjiro; 
focal or stats eonsorship inay rssuit 
In dsistions. Ilunning . .Mnis In Jkhs 
roviews sis given in 'Variety' party 
ths actual iims clocksd in ths ths* 
atrs aftsr passags by ths N&«r y«»rlc 
stats csnsorship,' incs pioturos aro 
rsviswsd only in; «ctual Vihsajtrp 
showings. " ' / • 'j 

Whiis every effort is mads tO Hold 
this list aecurats; ths Jrtformation 
SMpplisd may hot always bs corrset* 
even though official. 'To obtain ths 
fullest degree of exactness 'Yariety 
Wiii appreciate the co-operation, oi 
air managers who May hots discrsp^ 
anci 



Foreign legion yarn. Victor 
Dir. Wna. Dleterle. 70 mlns; 



Will Rogers, L,oulse Dresser. 
Rev. Oct. 10. ' 



Devil's In Love, The. Harry Hervey. novel. 

Jory, Lioretta Young, Vivienne Osborn. 
i Rel. July 21. Rev. Aug. 1. 

Doctor Bull. Froni the hovel, 'The Liieist Adt^m.' 
Dir., John, Ford. 76 mlna. Rel. Sept. 22. 

Five Cents a .Glas*. ti6ve, ! musib and beer. Buddy RDgers. Marian Nlxoii. 
Rel. June 30. 

F. .1. (British made.) Futuristic plane landing field In mid-ocean. .Conrad 
Veldt, Leslie Fenton^ JlU Esmond. Dir. Karl Hartl. 76 mins. Rel. 
July 28. Rev. Sept.. 19.,. , 
iBood Companions, The^ (British made.) Frohj the Priestly novel ot an Eng- 
lish concert troupe. Jessie Matthews. Dir. Victor Saville. Rel. Sept.. 8. 
Rev. Oct. 17. 

Hoopla; Talker version Of 'The Barker,' stage play m&de as a silent. Clara , 
Bow, Ptestipn Foster, Rich. CrQmw;ell. Dir. I^ank Lloyd. p«L Nov. S(|. 

Novelty story with puppet sequences. Lilian Harvey, Gene 
Raymond, Piccbll Marionettes, .Tale Puppeteers. Dir, R. V.. Lee. ReL 
Dec. Z2, , ■ ■ ~ ' ■■ "• ■ ; 

I Loved You Wednesday. Stage play of four tangled lives. Warner: 
Mlssa Landi, Victor Jory. Dir. Henry King. 76 mins. Rel. 
Sev. June 20. ' i, ' - i • 

It's Great, to Be Alive. An onlir than fja'a <v.prld' of beatittfu). wom^n. Raul 
RouUeh, Gloria Stuatit. Herbert Miindin., Dir. Alfred Werk^f, 68 mhis. 
Rel. June 2. >B«v. July '11. . 
I Was a Spy. (British). Baaed oh the. story by Marthe MacKenna. . 
Marshall, Madaleine CarrolU Conrad Veldt. Dir. Victor Saville. 
:Dec.- 15,- \ 
Jlnirny and SaUy. James^DulbhV Claire .Trovor. Dir. Jas. 'Tlnltng. Rel. Nov.. 
bast Trail, the. Zane Gray story. Geo.' b'Brlfen, fel BrendeU Gt Ire Trevor. 

tfiv; JameB^linlliif. 60 id.Iiib^ .Rel. Aug. 25. 
Life In ths Raw.' Zane -drey* itcOTv Cowboy saves girl's brother from bandit 
gang. Geo. O'Brien, Claire ^.^Trffybr.- Greta " Nlssen. Dir. Louis King. 
«2 mins. Rel. JiHy 7. BoV. Nov. 7. " - • 

Mad Game, The. 'Spfehp©r Trs«5y. Claire Trevor., Dir. Irving Cummlngs. 
mltu^ Re|, Oct. 27. Rev. NoV. 14.. ' v 

Wiii appreciate the co-operation, of] Mah rWhi^ Pared, the. Imaginative biography baaed on^llfe of Ahton Cer- 
Iii «^«L«r. wh« w,i.v note discrSD' I SShwJ?Sl'^**A^.'¥epf!t2.'^°*'*""'^ " McFadden. 77 hilns. 

Mr« Skltch; From the Stdry 'Green Dice.' Wlll JRogera^ Zasu .Pitts, Rochelle 
's ii\id^f!ia,.JiKety Greeny. Eugene Pallette* Dir. Jas. .Craze. J^lel. Dec. 29; 

My Lfpr Belti>4i'yl iUWn Harvey's secdnd U. S. release, but the first riiade. 

..^ yJjy-J<ma.BAlderson;':Linan Harvey. John Bo^^ El Br en - 

in.-.Blystone. 7(1. mlris/.- Rel: Nov. .10; Rev." Nov. 7. 

My 'VfteaKneaii. Musical. Lilian JElarvey. Lew Ayres. ir. Dav^d , Butler. 

^ihS. R«l. 6ept.-;|9i ' Rey,. iSept. 26. / 
Oisen's Big Moment. El ;'Bren<fcFiS^ftrrt' feature. .Barba;ra Weeks, Walter Cat- 
; : lett.o^lr, Mai. SL Rel. Nov. i7. ' y . ' 

F^addy tho' Mixi Bes» ThWg. F^>ni the stage piay. Janet Gayhor, Warner: 

Baxteft mr, Harry L^cKpahV 9^ iplits.- , Rel. Sel? t 8. Rev. Aug. 22, 
^Igrlmags., Mother tove from a neW, kngiii. ''From . the L A^ 
, V . Henlcl«tia''.Ci;b88n>an, Heather Angel, Norman Foster, Marian Nixon. 
' ' . ' Dlr: John Fbrd. - 95 mins. Rel. AUg. 18. Rev. July 18. 
Power and the Qloi-y, The. JeSSe LaSky's •nirratagre* story^ A inan's career 
in flashba^cka. Spencer Tracy, Colleen ' Moore. Dlr^ W™- KL. Howard. 
; 87 mtns; ReL Qct. 6. , \: . 
Shanghai Madness. Magizine story' by H^^Brenrian, River Pirates on a 
Chinese stream. Spencer Tracy, Fay Wray. Dir. John Blystone. 63 
mins.:-. RieL Aug. 4. ReVr Sept 26. 
Smoky, ^om the novel by Will Jan^es. Victor Jory, Irene Ben tley, Francis 

Ford. .. Dir. Etigene/FordS^ . Ri^UJCK^o. 8. 
trIol» for Trick. Staige play of iiame title.- Ralph Morgan, Victor Jory, sally 
'.: ■' , BliAi^ Dir. Hamilton MeFadden. 68 hirhs. - Rel.. April 21. Rev. June IS. 
Walls' of Osld. ' From Kathleen Norris* noveU Sally Bilers, Norman Foster. 

Dir. Kennet^. Macl^enqa. Rel. Oct. M. .. 
Worrt Woman Jnt^VlSt-^The. Lasky production for Fox. Title Is explana- 
tory. Benlti'Hume.-Adolphe MenJou.>Helen Chandler. Dir. Monta BelL 
- ' ,„ .t»*i '*A *iBev. Nov. 28/ ^ 



Tuff im Extras 



Hoi;yyy.ood, Dec. 4. 
It was a tuft w^efc foir extwus endi- 
ing Sitiirday .t(2) and indications 
are that placetiaentis for the balance 
of the month "yviU ruii .J'^thte Jte^ 
Warners' Wojad^p.^ar* wais the saV? 
ior for the sxttli^^W awwqd^^^^^^^^^ 
were dialled each day Iti "the - week. | 
Placements slipped around 200 be- 
loyir the week ending Nov. 26. 

7otal placements last week| 
through Centra,! Casting were 8,773 
as against . the previous week. ' 

Paramomit Busts Off 
its 1925 :'€tuaraiitiiiecl?i 



Max»,«^ian,:,i:)(>naut!jwuiswi^y, Kussjen . modjoi 
JacKfejiSiBftYl. , DJri^^^^ Hopper. 66 i 

Phantbq^9f<tadca8t. jL^^k^^a^imex attains pbor 



iElblJIywood, Decil-!4. 
figures on remaking I 
filmed as a 'silent ln| 



— _ _ - phoney fame wheii his accbm" 
cretly a6e4;tift«^a^ilng for him. Ralph, Forbes .Vivienne Os- 
bori^<r7J%iillhe <^£r<^.;r- vP^Y^^^^ Rosen.:. 71 mina Rel. Aug. 1. 

oVCasW jineif^^^^ surmounts bis difficulties through 

thfe-^aPlrtlual IriflMinlBf fO?n^ hero of hlj boyhood. Charles Starrett, 
MS^B^^^^ mins. Dir. .J. p. McCarthy. Rel. July 10. 

Re3Mly4. ■ :'^0^^<^^y 
Serisati^on^'l^ttnterB. .A cdlie^^^ finds herself stranded^ In Panama. Arllne 
JadfSarlOn'^ti^^^ Foster. Dlr; Charjes Vldqr. Rel. Sept 15. 

ehrleii .ifc viiw ..rllaht. 'jiM^^^: mystery in. a./swa^iky Park Avenue apart- 
m(Sir house. Gl^ge^; VRojfSrs, Lyle Talbot. Dir. AJbert .Itay, <7 -mins. 
ftjiUi'.'jJ.une ■■15. '. /.■■•^■!.';>> ■■ 
Skyways.rt^dyentures oi - vWaijtf tempered aviation PliPlii^* f ets- Ihto^ oltie 
Aftpflbe'^ftftcr anoWeriV.'tt^yi^'alker, Kathryn Cr^wtprd, -Luclen Little- 
fleldr £>lr. Lfew Ci>l.lln|».^v, 72 mlna, ReJ. Sept. 15, 



Paramount 
^Quarantined' 
192C. 

Studio lias, spotted Jane Hinton 
to rewrite" the yarn with Robert. 
Sparks, assistant to EL Lloyd Shel- 
don and Jane -leering, cuttelf; .;If tl^e 
story jells; Spiitks and Mliss £iort)pug 
will be given it as tlielr' flii^ di- 
rectorial asslgilinent. ' 

Regagging 'Good Dame*/ 

Holljrwopd, Dec. 4.' 
Sam Heililiian aad Francis Martin 
are preparing g^i^ tij* IB. P;. Schul- 



76 mins. 



•Rel. ...Oct; 20. 



Ffeulei' Asioeiifcteft 



Offlces li.K.d. Bl 
Now York, 



LI 

Re; 



73 



. ii'he.' A deaf mtii* i«6 his twin brother are iim^tl^ted to a seHes ol berg's 'Good Dame' at Parambiinl 

Vincent Lawrence goes on the 
yarn for a few days to handle the 
script polishing Job. . 

*McKee' for Crawf ord 

Hollywood, Dec» 4. 
"With several pix on the fire, tor 
jpan Crawford, Metro has decided 
that 'Sadie McKee*.ia to bo" her next 
after her return nOxt week ".frpm 
:New Tork. 

Ciarence Brown director, Xarry 
Weingitftea^jpi^dutrtw- 

^a*" Buys Texas Yarn 

Hollywood, Dec. . 
i>araihoqint haa bought 'Yonder 
Lies Jericho/ .a novel by Samuel B. 
Harrison. 

Dealing with the . bunding of 
Texas, studio intends a special on 
order of Radio's 'dmarron.* ' 



EtS wliere'lh fotilr iloctf brokers are murdered...'iln the' sam* Planner, 
Atwill. SheHa!,i Terry. • Paul Hurst. AJIr. , Phil ^Jlosetf. " 62 mina 
July. 3. ■. •. :'"'<?•■■■■■•■':":: ""/•■•'.t'^-'- . -J-. 

tpanfl8;<^oplei ThirteeliJ. inlSn aiid . women, twelve :,^ti recognize each 

other; as membetif jOfr;* mijtder^dury, find Ithentifielves gathere^4^ in the 
IidiliBe -Of the muifdeiFed' 'man." near mldnlghf^of stormy 
Dawfe^. Gloria Sh'e'aJ 'Hale. HamlltO^^ 64 mins. ■ Rel. June 
Sweetho^ii- of «lgma Chl.;?;rcoliege mu^c^l comedy romance. Based ' pii^ the 
faiiioii^: 'panipus fraternity song. .Buster Grabbe, Mary Carllsje, Sally 
St^r/:' Florence Lake,-^T6d -Flo RIto :aiid. b"and. Dir. Edwin h. Marin. 
itjil)«i5,r,'lft,el,- Dec, . 16. . ^ , t :•• 

ibiij^4, first • mibnal ^Yw^Jk'fe v 

^""^«it^^J»t.^« 

J®S^ueh-^H«Jbert Dir. Roy /del Ruth. 74 mins. Rel. Sept. 16, 

RilvScBewijis.^; ■ 't 

Female. W^h^m^^ who >dOrt >eiN ^)Wn hunting. Ruth Ch&tter- 
ton,^!0^ocffeT#^ Crews. DIr;- Michael 
Curtt■5■'T^;62'.^nW6::;^^CeJ;^^^ov. U, ■«ey.'.'Nov.>7, 
oodbyo 'Afl'aln- From ' the- play. Comedy- oi a .famous author who meetar up 
wlita^^Wold flanie -ti^ho is marrlei^ .W«-rto ■• Wlllla^^ Joan Blondel , 
iGc^^ve Tobin, Hugh Herbert, l^ir. -Itflclia.e.f .Curtlz, 66 mins. Rel. 
-Septr 9; -Rev^Sept._5.. - ".' ■ . _ . 

Havana Widows. Two girls In Havana sealrl^fag f^^pkers. Joan BIoWl<fll|f 
Glenda Farrell. Guy Klbbee. Ruth .DoppjeOfc *t*tnfcv^^ 
Jenkins. Dir. Ray Brirlght. 64 mins; ?;fpK.NOVt l%;3Etey. . Nov. 28, 

Heroes for Sale. Post war acfiylties of Amerl^tiVB^eW 
Loretta Youhgv Rel.. . June .17. : Rev. JttlS^^v--' :.> 

I Loved a Woman. Based oh novel: by DaVId' Kat^her-^ Story ' of the affalW 
of an industrial leader and an operatic . e^!,fe Edward ^G. .Robinson, 
Kay Francis. Genevieve Tobin. Dir. Alfre'd E. Green, 90 mins. Rel. 
Sept. 23. Rev. Sept. 26. 

Had to Say Yea. Comedy-drama of a •customer' girl. Loretta Young, 
Lyle Talbot, iRegls. Toomey, Wlpnle^LIghtner. 
George Amy. 64 mins. Rel. JUly IB. 



'Iticii: JBarthelniess'll 



She 



Dir. Busby Berkeley and 



B. B. OOIXmS AT BikBIO 

Hollywood, Dec. 4, 
Bertram B. Collins, author of the 
hovel 'Rome Express^ Is working at 
Radio on his first pie job. 

-Son-ot-a-^allorr ^medynaf ti sailor who :gets4nto a. -funny, situation IgfiaiiaeJ — eollabortttlng=- with:— ^Ainowortli 
of his habit of telHng romantic stories about himself. Joe B. Brown, j^ .^ v script of Tudor 

Jean Mulr, Frank McHugh. Johnny Mack Brown and Thelma Todd. I morgan on mo scnpv 
Dir. Lloyd Bacon. Uel. Dec. 23. 

Boys of the Road. Drama of the 'orphans of the depression.' Frankle 
Darro. Dorothy Coohanj Rochelle Hud.son, Ann .HoVey. Dir. 
WcUnian. 66 mlhs. Rel. Sept. 30., Rev. .,Scpt. 20. 
World Changes, The. An epic drama of a family through four eeneratlons. 
Paufra, Aline MacMahon. Mary^Astor, Donald Cook, Margaret Lind- 
say Jean Mulr, Patricia Ellis. Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. 95 , mins. Rel. 
Nov. 26. Rev. Oct. 31. 



Wild 



Wench' 
starred. 



with Katharine HepbUm 



Fox 



Offlcesi 444 West B6th: St. 

New York, N Y. 

Ir. Jas. Tlnling. 67 



WANT GAINE NOTO. BACK 

Hollywood; Dec. 4. 
Kstate of Hall Caihe Is negotiat 
Ing with Para,mp„unt^to_^ 



8tudlo: Fox Hills. 

Hollywood, Cal. 
rjzona to Broadway. James Dunn, 'Joan Bennett, 
mins. Rel. June 30. Rev. July 25. 
Berkeley Stiuare. From the stage play of the same title. Turn back the 
y/ars T>-pe of play. Leslie Howard. Heather Angel; Dir. Frank Lloyd. 
87 mins.. (roadshow time). Uel. Nov.; 3. Kev. Sept. 19. 
Best ot Enerriles, The. Racial conflict comctdy. Buddy RoKers. Marian Nixon, 
Joe Cawthorhe, Frank Morgan. Dir. Uial> James. 7J m 
23. Rev. July 1?. 

Charlie Chan's Greatest Case. Another, adventure of the Chinese sleuth, 
Warner Olahd. Heather Angel. Dir. Hamilton Macradden. Kel. Sept. 
lev. Oct. 10. 



rights to. "'The Woman "Thou "Gavest 
Me.' 

The E^ngllsh company wants 
make It as a talker. 



to 



IB 



MES. CAETBE'S PIC OFF 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 
Chesterflield has postponed pro 
duction o£ 'The Curtain Fall.s' due 
to Illness of Mrs. Leslie Carter in 
the starfing spot. 



Easy Mlllfons. OrlgtnaL Reputed qiiUlohalre loses his Job. an Inheritance and 
almost -his sweetheart. Skeets"' GallttlBfher. Dorothy Burgess. Dir. Fred 
Newmayer... 67 mins. Rel. June\;30v Rev. Sept 26. 

Kiss of Araby. Original. Sahara stori'-^oi British army and RI 
" , interest. Maria Alba, Walter Byrpn, Claire Windsor. Dir. 

Rel. April 21. >, _ 

Marriage on Approvail'.- Novel. The conflict between the old generation and 
the new in the realm of love and .ihatrlmony. Barbara Kent, Donald 
plllatvay. Dir. Howard HIggln. Rel. Nov, 20. 
War ot the Ranee. Tom- "Tyler western. Dir. J. P. McGowan. 60 mins. 
Sept.' ?2, 

Gaumont-British o^'"^ ^« S 

(ETFtiTISH MADE) 

B;«(roud. .;St6ry of love in Morocco. Rex Ingram. ir. Rex Ingram. 

Rev. Jan. 1? and March 21, 
Channel Crossing. Drama.' ' Ma'theson^Lang", Constance Cummlngs, Ir, Mil- 
ton Rossmer. 68 mins. Rev. Oct. 31. 
Falling for You. Comedy drama. Jack Hulbert, 

Jack Hulbert, 71 mins: Rev. Aug. 4, 
It's a Boy. Comedy drama. Edward Byerett ftbrton, Leslie. Hen$on, Albert 
Drayton, Heather. .Thatcher, Dir. •rim Whelan. 66 mins. Rev. June 27. 

Love In Morocco — See Barpud, 

Lucky Number. Comedj^ drama, Clifford Molllsoh, Joan Wyndham. 

Anthony Asqulth, 69 mins. R^v; Juho-.6. 
Man from Toronto. Romantic . comedy. Jessie Matthews, Ian Hurtter, Fred 

Kerr. Dir. Sinclair HUV 6<\ mins. Rev, Feb. 28. 
Nldlit and Day. -. Musical comedy. - Jack Hulbert, .Cicely COUrtneldge, Winifred 

Shotter. Dir. Walter Fordei 73 anins. Rev; May 30. 
Orders Is Orders. Con^eciy ;of American'^icture^jyiidt, making Aim In British 
army barracks. ' J&mes tileason, .'..Charlotte Greenwood, Cyril Maude. , 
•r-v « Dir. Walter Forde. 70 rtlns. Rev.' Aug. l|. 

Jnfl Car? CTotniedy^drantA. Madeleine Carroll, ly or- Novello. Dir. 
IJfwsrtc,^ W.mlHf..';t^^ 

soldiers of the King. .Musical 'cbmiedy.' Clb^^ Edward Everett 

Hbrton, Anthony Bushnell. Dir. Milton Rosmer, 67 mins. Rev; March 28. 

There Goes the Bride. Musical conledy. Jessie Matthews and Owen Nares.. 

Dir. Albert DeCourviUe. 68 mins. Rev. March 7. 
Waltz-Time. - -Adaptation of Johahn Strauss* - HXa Fledermaus;^- ■ Evelyn 'Laye. 
>• . Dir.. William Thiele. 66 mins. Reli Oct: 1, Rev. June 27 and Oct. 3. 



ttic 



Ido., Radio City, 
New York City 



Curtain at Eight. Story of a. murder mystery by 0<<|!aVu3 Roy Cohen, C. Au- 
brey" ^mlth, Dorothy Mackalll. Pahl Cavaniagh. Dir. E, Mason Hopper. 
72 mXria. ReL Oct. 1. . . 

Divorce Bed, The. Divorce racket exposed (no cast alsslgned), (no director 
assigned). ReL Jbec, 1. 

Morning After, The? A merry mIx-up jof international ipy 
Lyon and Sally Ellers. Dir. Alla;n Dwan. Rel. Nov. 1. 

6heot the Works. -(Britiish ^nide.) R<>niahtlc drama .-of. -Cinderella -type-. ^ Can- 
stance Cummlngs and Frank Lawtpn. ' Dir. Monty Banks. .Kel. Nov, 1. 

Sing, Sinner, Sing. Torch singer marries a milUbnalre. Paul Lukas, Leila 

• Hyams, Dir. Howard Christy, 74 mine. ReL Aug. 1. 
Sin of Nora Morah, The. Woman Is framed to: .shield the hiRher-upR. ^ Zlti 
^ Johann, Alan Dinehart. Paul Cavanagh, John Miljan. .Dir. Phil Gold- 
storie. Rel Nov. 1. ' 
Yoii Made Me Love .You.. (British made). Farce corherty of the taming of 
a spitfire wife'. / Tlielma Todd and Stanley Lupino. Dir. Monty Banks. 
Rel. Nov. 1. 



jftudioir CTj iv^rc rtyr 



^M^lro" 



=OfflCBt>-1640 Broadwayr^-^^ 
New York, N. Y, 



Calif; 

Another Langyage. Story of the ln-ia\js from^ Rose liYnnken's stage hit. 

Helen Hayes, Robt. Montgomery. Jx)Ui.se Closser Hale. Dir. Edw. 

Grifllth. 70 mins. Rel. July 28. lUv. Aug. ^. 
Beauty for Sale. Faith Baldwin's 'Heauty.' Otto Kruffpr, Madge Evans, Una 

Merk«l, Alice lirady. ' Dir, Ulch. JJoleslavtsky; 8y inlns. Rev. Sept. 19. 

Uf'l. Sept. 1. 

Bombshell. J(-an Iltirl-.w a >iaras.v«f.d i^U.-nirf st,-ir w ith Loe 'I'raOy her 
■ ' -publi'-lty man. Fran- hof. Tone, Kraulf Morf,'< Ted llcaly, Una MqrkeL 
Dir. \;lctor Klomint;. OS r'nit).". 



Uel. (Jot. 13. 



(Cfintlnuc 



31:) 




LEO OF n/IG M STEPS 

OUT WITH HIS 
'DANCING LADY"! 

It's a jolly holiday at_box<offices from Coast to Coast. JOAN CRAWFORD 
"sings- lo^r songs lor CLfflK IIABlIE SigKts to see; meloai^s to Heaf^ 
and the lively cast includes Franchot Tone, May Robson, Winnie Lightner, 
Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley, Ted Healy and his Stooges. Robert Z. 
Leonard directed! 



Tneedayt Qecember 5, 1933 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



29 



TEXT OF 





pbbahblb 

Thin Codci !■ eetabtlabed for the purjpoM 
bt effoctuatlngr the itolloy of Tltlet X of th« 
° National Industrial Recovery Act aiid ahall 
tw binding upon all those engaged in the 
UotloB picture induatty; 

ABTICEEI 
Deflidtibns 

1. The term 'motion picture. Induatrr* as 
lued herein shall be deemed to Include, 
without limitation, the production, distribu- 
tion or exhibition of motion, pictures and 
all activities normally related thereto, ex- 
cept as epeclflcally excepted from the oper- 
ations of thia code. 

2i The term 'Producer* shall Include, 
without limitation, all persons. ' partner- 
ehlpB, aadoclatlons and corporations who' 
shall engage or contract to engage in. the. 
production of motion pictures. 

8. , The term 'distributor* ohall Include, 
without UmltatloUi all perBons, partner- 
ishlps, associations and corporations' whp 
shall engage or contract to engage' in the 
distribution of motion, pictures. 

4. The term 'Bxhlbltbr' shall Include, 
without limitation,, all persona, partner- 
ships, asaoclatlohS and. corporations en- 
gaged In the ownership or operation of the- 
atres for the exhibition, of motion pictures. 

5. The . term 'legitimate production' as 
iised herein shall be deemed to refer to 
theatrical performances of dratjnatlo and 
musical plhya performed on the stage by 
living persons. . . ' 

0. The term 'employee* as used herein 
shall be deemed to refer to and Include 
every person employed by any producer, 
distributor or. exhibitor ns hereinabove de- 
fined. 

The term 'clearance' as Used herein 
«hairbo deemed to refer to that Interval of 
time between the conclusion of the exhibi- 
tion of a motion picture at a thdatre 
licensed to exhibit such motion picture 
prior In time to Its exhibition at another 
theatre or theatres and the commencement 
of exhibition at such other theatre or the- 
atres. 

a. The . term 'zone* as used herein shall 
be deemed to refer to any defined area eni- 
braced within the operations of a local 
clearance and zoning board. ' ' 

U. The term ' 'non-theatrical account' as 
used -herein shall bo deemed to refer to 
churches, schools and other ' places where 
motion pictures are exhibited but which are 
not operated . in the usual and ordinary 
course of the' business of operating a the^ 
etre for the exhibition of' motion pictures. 

10. The term 'affiliated exhibitor' as 
used, herein shall be deemed to refer to an 
exhibitor in the business of operating a 
motion picture theatre which business Is 
owned, controlled or managed, by a pro- 
tlucer or distributor or In . which a producer- 
or distributor has a financial Interest In 
the ownership, control, or management 
thereof. The mere ownerahlp. however, by 
.a producer and distributor of any theatre 
premises leased to an exhlbltoi^. shall not 
constitute any mich exhibitor as 'affiliated 
exhibitor'. 

11. The term 'unaffiliated exhibitor* as 
used herein shall be deemed to refer, to an 
•xhlbltor engaged in the business of operat 
Ing a motion picture theatre which busl 
B'ess Is not owned, controlled or numaged 
by any producer or distributor, or In which 
ne producer or distributor has an Interest 
tn the . ownerahlp. management or control 
thereof. 

12. The (enuB 'outside or aasoolated pro- 
.ducer* as used herein shall refer to a pro- 
ducer ' of motion pictures. Including fea- 
tures, short subjects, and/pr cartoons, and 
whloh producer operates his or Its own pro- 
duction, unit Independently of, though in 
conjunction with, another producer or dls^ 
tributor under whose trade name or trade 
mark the productions of said outside or 
associated producer are released and dis- 
tributed. 

18. The term '▲dmlnlstratoi' as used 
herein shall ba deemed to mean the Na- 
tional Kecovezy Administrator; 

14. The term 'elTectlve date' shall be and 
this code shall become effective on the 
tenth day following the approval of this 
code by the President of the United States. 

16. Population, for th^ purposes of this 
code, shall be.dctermined by referenca to 
the 1030 Federal Census. 

ABTICLE n 
Administration 

i; A Code Authority of this MotloB Pic- 
ture Industiy constituted as In this Article 
provided and herein referred to as the 'Code 
Authority' shall be the agency for the ad- 
ministration of this codOb and shall have 
such powers as Shall be necessary therefor, 
together with such other powers and duties 
as are prescribed In this code. 

2. (a) The Code Authority shall consist 

ef the following representing aCBliated pro- 
ducers, distributors and exhibitors: Merlin 
H. Aylea worth, Sidney R. Kent, George J. 
Schaefer.- KIcholas Schehcki Harry V.. 
Warner. Representing unaffiliated prb- 
ducerd, distributors and exhibitors: Rbtert 
H. Cochrane, W. Ray Johnston, . Ed Ktiy' 
.kendall. Charles U O'Reilly. Nathan 
Tamlns. 

(b> As-rand— wheh-any question directly 
or Indirectly alfectihg any class of em- 
ployees engaged In the motion plctiire In- 
dustry Is to be considered by the Code Au- 
thority,- one representative of such class, 
selected by the Administrator for nomina- 
tions made by such class in such manner 
as may be prescribed by the Administrator, 
shall sit with and become for such purposes 
a member of the Code Authority with a 
tight to vote. 

(c) The Administrator may ' designate not 
more than three additional persons without 
vote Who shall not have any direct, per- 
sonal Interest in the motion , picture indus- 
tnr nor represent any interest ' adverse to 
the interest of th63e engaged therein, as 
representatives of the Administration. 

(d) In case of the absence, resignation. 
Ineligibility or Incapacity of nny member of 
the Code Authority to act, an alternate of 
the same, general class of the industry and 
a bona fldo executive, or a bona fide ex- 
hibitor, as the case may be, designated by 
such member shall act temporarily In place 
of Such member. Such designated alternate 
Shall be certified to the Code Authority by 
such member, but the Code Authority may 
Reject such alternate and require another. 

~tff bg^ So acSlgnatedr^"'^ " ~ ' 

■ (e) Bach alternate designated by a mem'^ 
ber of the Code Authority to be a pcrma'^^ 
nent alternate for' such member shall be 
approved by the. Administrator. 

(f) In the event any member of the Code 
Authority is unable for any reason to dls- 
ignate his alternate, the Code Authority, 
subject to the approval of . the Adminis- 
trator, ehhll select such alternate from the 
same general class as that of siich meml>er. 

(g> ' No ' employer ' In .the Industry shall 
have more than one representative at any 
time upon the Code Authority. 

fh) A vacancy in the Code Authority 



Executive Order 



» f e •*••••«•« f * e a^* ■ • • • 



An application havini: been duly made^ pursuant to 
and In full compliance with tbe provisions of Title 1 
of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved 
June 16, 19;;3, for my approval of a code of fair com- 
petition for .the. motion picture Industry, and :a hear- 
Iner havlner been held thereon, and the Adnilnlstrator 
having rendered his report contalnihET an analysis of 
the 'said code of fair competition together with his 
recommendations and findings with respect thereto, 
and the Administrator hiaving found that the said 
code of fair, bompetition complies in. all respects with 
the pertinent provisions of Title 1 of said act and 
that the requlreinents of .(Clauses (1) and (2> of sub- 
section (A) of Section $ of the said Act have been 
met; 

Nov, therefore, i, Franldln D... Roosevelt, President 
of t!ie United States,, pursuant to the authority vested 
in me by Title ,1 of the National Industrial Recovery 
Act, approved June .16, lS,33, and otherwise, do adopt 
and approve the report; recommendations,, and .find- 
ings of the Administrator, and dO' order that the 
said code of fair competition be, .and It is hereby; 
approved, subject to . the following conditions; 

To efCectuate further the policies of the Act; that: 

(1) Because the. cohstitufency of the Cod6 Author- 
ity i^ liamed in this code, the Administrator shall 
have the right to review, and If necessary, to. dlsap-. 
prove any act taken by^the Code Authority, or by 
any. conamlttiee named by it, and any action taken by 
any board named by it; and 

(2) If, in the administration of this code, any mem- 
ber or temporary alternate of any member of said 
Code Authority, or any :member of any -board ap- 
pointed, by the Code . Authority shall fail to be fair, 
impartial and just, the Administrator shall have the 
right . to remove such member or temporary alternate 
from said Code Authoritjr, and to remove such mem- 



ber of any such board, and, If he dceims necessary, 
to name another member, or alternate from the gen- 
eral class represented by such removed member or 
alternate to replace! such removed member or .alter- 
nate upon ,Said Code Authority or upon any such 
board; arid 

(8) If, m the administration of this code, it shall 
be found by the Administrator ; that there has hot 
been suiiiclent represehtatioh of any .employer class- 
in . this Industry on the Code Authority, the Adminis- 
trator shall have the right to add members from any 
.such class to sueh Code Authority; and 
, (4). Because the. President believes that further 
investigation with respect tp the . problems of : payr 
ment 6t excessive .compensatlbu to executives: and 
other employes In this industry is.required, the pro- 
visions of Article Y, Division A, tart- 4,. tit this code 
are herieby ' suspended from operation and shall not 
become effective pending fur titer report from the Ad- 
ministrator after Inyestigatlori; and. 

<5) Because the President bellieves that writers, au- 
thors and dramatists are; engaged In purely creative 
work, .the provisions of Article V,. Division .B, Part 6, 
Section 1 (6), 2, 3, 4 and 6, bf this code, shall ribt be- 
come elective with . respect; to such employes; and 

(6) Because the President believes that further In- 
vestigation is requirect with respect to problems, gen- 
erally affectirig unfair competitive , methods for the 
services bf classes of emjployes of prbducers render- 
ing services of an . artistic, interprietative; technical, 
supervisory or executive nature, the provisions of 
Article V, Dlvlslbn B, I»art 5, Scbtion l (6), 2, 8; 4 
and 6, of this .Code, are: suspended from operation 
and shall not become effective pending furtiier report 
from the Administrator, after inyestlgatlonj as to 
whether such provisions should be definitely, sus- 
pended, or modified, altered or changed, or become 
effective. FRANKLJJf D. ROOSEVELf. 



Plasterers 
Plumbers 

ProJecttonlBts .... ....... . 

Propertymen (first) 
Propertymen (second) . 
Scenic Artists 
Set Drapers 
Sheetihetal Workers 
Sign. Writers 
Sprinkler Fitters 

Steamfitters' .......................... 

Structural Steel Workers..^,;........ 

Swing gang (property) . , 
Upholsterers 
Welders ... 



subject to being filled In the same manpen 
as' above provided in sub-section (f) of this 
section, shall exist when any member shall 
cease, to be a bona flde. executive or a bona 
fide exhibitor. 

8. The Code Authority may xhake such 
rules, as to meetings and other procedural 
matters as It may from time to time de- 
termine. 

4. ,The Coi9 Authority may from time to 
time appoint committees wJilcb may In- 
clude or be constituted of persona other 
than ntembers of the Code Authority as It 
shall deem necessary to effectuate the pur- 
poses of this code, and may delegate to any 
such committee generally or In particular 
Instances any power and authority within 
the scope of the powers granted to the Code 
Authority under tbls code, provided that 
the Code Authority shall not be relieved of 
its responsibility and duties hereunder. . The 
Code Authority may at any time nmove 
from any committee any member . thereof. 
The Code Authority shall co-ordinate the 
duties «f the eommltteea with a view to 
promoting Joint «nd hannonlous action 
upon matters, of common Interest. 

Any action taken by any of such com- 
mittees shaU he reviewed by the Cbde Au- 
thority. 

. (B> Tbe Code Authority shall be empowr 
ered to collect from tbe members of the in- 
dustry all data and statistics required by 
the President,' or reasonably pertinent to 
the effectuation of Title I of the National 
Industrial Recoveiy Act to compile the 
same and disseminate without Individual 
identification among the members of the 
Industry summaries ' thereof, all In suoh 
form and manner as the Code Authority or 
the Administrator shall prescribe. No such 
statistics, data and Information of any one 
member of the Industry shaU be revealed 
to any other member. The dissemination 
of sunimarles of such Information shall not 
be deemed a disclosure thereof. In addi- 
tion to Information required to be submit- 
ted to tbe Code Authority, there shall be 
furnished to government agencies such sta- 
tistical Information as the Administrator 
may ' deem necessary for the purposes re- 
cited in Sectlon- 8 (a) of the National In- 
dustrlay Recovery Aot. 

(b) The Code Authority shall havs the 
right to make Independent Investigations of 
violations or alleged violations of the Code 
by any branch of the Industry or by any 

Eerson, firm or corporation engaged In any 
ranch of the Industry. 
' (6) The code Authority shall assist the 
Administrator In administering the provi- 
sions of this code. In making Investigations 
as to the functioning or observance of any 
of the provisions of this code as Jts own 
instance or on the complaint of any person 
engaged tn the industry, and shall report 
to the Administrator on any such matters. 
The Code Authority may Initiate and con- 
elder such recommendations and regulations 
and Interpretations, Including those pertaln- 
Ing-to-trade-practlces,- as-may-come-befoto- 

-T. The Code Antbority; after notice and 
hearing, , may preserlt>e additional rul«a 
governing the conduct of producers, dis- 
tributors and exhibitors among themselves 
and with each other and with their em- 
ployees, which rules shall be submitted to 
the Administrator, and If approved by the 
President after such notice and hearing' as 
he shall deem proper, shall constitute rules 
of fair practice for the Industry, and any 
violation thereof shall constitute a viola- 
tion of this code.. . ' 

8. "The Code Authority shall, to such, ex- 
tent and in such manner as may seeih most 
useful, utilize the. facilities of national, 
regional and local trade associations, 
groups, institutes, boards and organiza- 
tions In the Industry. 

it. ■ No member of the Codo Authority 
shall sit on any. matter involving his com- 
pany's or bis bwn Interest directly and not 
as a class, In such case the Code Author- 
ity, including such ineligible member, shall 
designate an alternate .bf the same general 
class not connected with the company Or 
theatre of . the ineligible member, to sit In 
bis place.' ' ' 

IQ. (a)_^The C ode Authorit y shall have 

tho rlghlrtontppolntrrremoVBrWIia^'flr-the- 
compensa;tlon: of .all persons whom It may 
employ to aUslBt It In any. capacity what^ 
soever in administering this cbde. 

(b) The expenses of tbe Codo Authority 
Ih administering the code shall be budgeted 
and fairly alloca;ted among the three divi- 
sions of the Industry and assessed against 
the respective members thereof who accept 
the benefits of the actlvlUes of the Code 
Authority or otherwise assent to this code. 
In such manner as Shall be determined- by 
the Code Authority.^ 

(o) Any person Who shall fall to prompt- 
ly pay any assessment or levy mado pur- 



suant to an order of the Code Authority as 
an expense In- administrating of this code 
shall not be entitled to file any complaint 
under any Article or PART thereof 

ABTICLE in 
General FrovisionB 

Section 1. (a) Employees shall have the 
right to organize and bargain collectively 
through representaUves of their own choos- 
ing, and shall be free fromi tbe Interference, 
restraint, or coercion of employets'of. labor.- 
Or their agents; in the designation of such 
representatives or In self>organlzation or in 
other concerted activities for the purpose of 
collective bargaining or other mutual aid or 
protection; 

(b) No empleyee and no ona seeking em' 
ploy ment shall be required as a condition 
of employment to Join any company -anion 
or to refrain from Joining-, organising, or 
assisting a labor organization of his own 
ehooshig; . and 

(c) Emplyoeea shall comply with the 
maxlmtmi hours of labor, minimum rates 
of pay, and other ' conditions of employ- 
ment, approved or prescribed by the Presi- 
dent. 

Section 2. This code Is not designed to 
promote monopolies or to eliminate or op- 
press small enterprises and shall not be ap- 
plied to discriminate against them' nor to 
permit monopolies or monopoUstle piac- 
tlcea. 

ABTICLE 17 
Idtbor Froviflions 

X On and . after the ' effective date of 
this code. In the PRODUCTION of Motton 
Pictures: 

Section 1. HOURS OF SaiPIOTMENT. 

(a) No employee shall work more than 
forty (40) hours In any one week. . 

(b) No employee of the following classes 
ShaU work mora than forty (40) hours In 
any one Week. 

Accouhtante: accounting machine <^ 
orators; bookkeepers, clerks;, .firemen; 
garage. clOrks; gauKleners; Janitors; Ubria- 
rians; mall clerks; messengers; mimeog- 
raph' operators; porters, readers; restau- 
rant workers; seamstresses; secretaries 
(exclusive of executives^ secretaries receiv- 
ing f^B.OO or more per week); stenog- 
raphers; telephone and telegraph operators; 
time-keepers; typists; and watchoien. 

(e) No studio mechanic of the following 
classes shall «(!i;k more than thlrty-slz (84> 
hours in any qne week: 

Artists - and; sculptors; automotive 
meobanlcs; blacksmiths: carpenters; cast- 
era and mouldmakers (staff); cement fin- 
ishers: chauffeurs and tru6k drivers; con- 
struction .foremen (carpenters); electrical 
foremen; electrical workers; floormen (elec- 
tric); foundrymen; gaffers, grips; laborers: 
lamp operators; machinists; marbleizers; 
'grainera~'aird— furniture 'finishers; modelers 
(Staff); modelmaken (Staff); moulders 
(metal); operating engineers; ornamental 
iron, workers; painters, pattern makers; 
plastet-ers;. plumbers; projectlbnlsts (ex- 
cept process projectionists); propertymen; 
Bderile . .artists; set drapers; sheet-metal 
Workers; sign writers; sprinkler fitters; 
steam fitters; structural steel workers; 
swing gang (property); upholsterers; weld- 
ers; and laboratory workers of the .fol- 
lowing classifications: Chemical mixers; 
negative assemblers and breaker-downs; 
negative deveiopertf assistants, . negative 
notchora ; . negative splicers; positive dally 
assemblers ; positive developers' assistants; 
positive release splicers; printers/ process- 
ing; and negative polishers, release In- 
spectors, rewlnders. sensltometry assistant, 
shift boss printers and vault clerks. 

(d) The maximum hours fixed in the 
foregblhg paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) shall 
nbt apply to employees on . emergency, or 
maintenance and repair work; nor to cases 
where rectrlctlons of hours of skilled work- 
ers <m continuous processes would binder,, 
reduce or delay productions;' nor- to . 

(1) employees In executive or maniogcrlal 
capactlles, professional persbns, actors (ex- 
cluslve'=of=-eo-called;==t'extras'4);^attomeys> 
and their assistants;: department heads and 
their ' assistants; directors;, doctors; man- 
agers; executives, their assistants and sec- 
retaries; professional nurses; producers and 
their . assistants; purchasing agents; unit 
budthess managers; and writers: nor to 

(2) .employees engaged m production work 
whose wdrking time must necessarily fol- 
low that of a production unit, including 
directors, assistant directors; cameramen 
and assistants; company wardrobe men 
(women), and assistants; costume design- 
ers; draftsmen: make-up artists and hair* 
dressers; optical experts; positive cutters 



and assistants, process projectionists; 
script clerks; set dressers; "stand-by" or 
"key-men"; sound, mixers; sound record- 
ers; wardrobe fitters; nor to 

(Sf employees" regardless of classification 
assigned on location work; nor to 

(4) employees engaged directly In news- 
reel production work in the following 
claaslficatlonsr Editors and sub-editors; 
film cutters and film Joiners; typieafitters 
camera men and sound men; the working 
hours of news-reel cameramen and sound- 
men shall be limited to three hundred and 
twenty (320) hours In any eight-week 
period, to be computed, from the time such 
employees leave their base of operation 
with their equipment until the time of 
their return, or are required to remain 
in a designated place; contabUng and plan-' 
nlng shall not be- computed as Working 
bourA: nor shall this limitation on work- 
ing hours apply, to news-reel ' cameramen 
and soundmen ' who make special trips of 
a semi-vacatrOnal nature on trains, ships, 
etc., or who shall be assigned to duty, at 
a summer or winter resort for an extended 
period of. time, nor to neWsreel camera- 
men and soundmen on roving or "gypsy" 
assignments; nor to 

(5) employees of producers of anlntated 
motion pictures cartoons hi the following 
classifications; animators; assistant ani- 
mators; cartoon photographeta; story and 
muslo department employees; tracers and 
opaquers; the' working hours of tracers 
and opaquers shall be limited to forty-four 
(44) hours In any one week, subject to the 
exceptions made herein- in cases of 
emergency. 

(e) With resj>ect to those eloaaes of em- 
ployees specified within sub-dlvlslons (2) of 
the foregoing sub-dlvlsloh (d) of this Sec- 
tion 1. 

(1) such employees employed on an hour- 
ly basis or on a dally basis with overtime 
compensation shall at the conclusion of any 
single production be given a full day off 
without pay for each six (6) hoUrs of work 
In excess of a thlrty-sIx (36) hour weekly 
average during the production; employees 
employed on a. weekly basis^- whether by 
agreement In writing or otherwise. ahaU 
hot be deemed to be Within the purview 
of. this subsection (1). 

(2) art directors, assistant directors, 
company wardrobe men, women and as- 
sistants, costume designers, draftsmen, 
make-up artists, . bair dressers, optical ex- 
perts, also projectionists, script clerka, and 
wardrobe fitters receiving $70.00 or less 
per week without overtime compensation, 
nt the concluislon of any single production 
shall be laid off one full day. without 
pay. for each six (6) hours of work in 
excess -of a tblrty-<slz (36) hour weekly 
average during the production period, but 
»or each six (6) . hours or frabtlon thereof 
which each such employee has worked ih 
excess of a fifty-four (64) -hour weekly 
average during said production such eih- 
pjeyee »hall:_recelve_onei_f ulL daiyis. -pay. 
No such employee shall be permitted to 
work (n another studio durtnjg the tima of 
such lay-off. 

section 2.. MINIMUM WAQBS, 

(») No employee of any class shali t>e 
paid Jess than forty (40) cents per hour. 

(b) . The following clerical, office and. ser- 
vice employees shall be paid not less than 
fifty (60) cents per hour: 

Accountants, accounting machine op- 
erators; bookkeepers; clerks; file clerks; 
firemen; garage Clerks; readers; secreta- 
ries; stenographers: telephone, and tele- 
gjaph ^operators; time-keepers; . typists. , 

(c) No employee of the following classes 
of studio mechanics; shall l)e paid less pei* 
hour than the rates specified for each 
doss: 

Artists and Sculptors,.... .......... $1.04 



« • • • « e • • •••••«•• 

• **»e« 
• »«e«»»ea*tee*«e«ss- 
>• •'•»«e«« ^s* •••• 

t .« • e • • • '«.• • '• e 
• •SOS «. 
> • » 0 e'eeaaosoaeea 



»Aa ».*a»eeee*eo.e«« 



1.25 
1.J0t& 
1.25 
1.00 
.DO 
2.26 
i.00 
1.10% 
1.66% 
1.10% 
J; 10% 
l.lfi% 
.76 
1.10. 
1.16% 

When' any of the above studio mechanics 
works more than six (6) hoiirs per day 
Oh; (1) emergency or maintenance or re- 
pair work, or (2) to avoid hindering, re- 
ducing or delaying production, he shair be 
compensated at not less than time and one- 
half for all overtime in excess of six (6) , 
hours. - . 

(d) No employees ot-the following cjass- 
es shall be paid leas per hour than -the' 
rates speclflea for each class; 

Asaistaht Cutters . • . »- $1.00 

Chauffeurs and Truck Drivers...... .83.% 

Laboratory workers c- the following classl- 
flcations:.' 

Chemical Mlx;ers i $0.70 

Negative' Assemblers' reakor- 
downs ■ •«« *• • • • • •«-•'• 

Negative Developers' 

Negative No tohors 

Negative Splicers 
Positive Dally Assemblers. 
Positive Developers'. Assistants. 
Positive Release: Splicers. 
Printers 



.81 
.81 
.75 
.70 
.76 
.74 
;6I 
.81 

I>rocesslng . and Negative Pollshera.r<' .70 



• • • * •' • • e e .f • • e 
• ff •.• a »• • « 



.TO 
.01 
.81 
.0.1 
.81 
83.% 



• '•••••• 



Automotive Mechanics. 
Blacksmltlis 

Carpenters ........ . ... . . . ; . 

Casters and Mouldmakers (ataff).... 

Cement Finishers. 

Construction Foremen (carpenter),.. 
Elecirlca.1 foremen.. ; 

Electrical WnrkPrs /, 

Floormen (electric). 
Sou nd ry iheois.. 



1.00 

i;io% 

M6% 
1.10% 
1.16% 
1.33% 
1.33% 
1.10% 
1.00 



» • • .» v'i e • a • •' e.e 

S • • « •»••• 

i.e • • • a-e a « a • « • 



a ^,a • ■ a a e_e'».r«.a s • a ■ a. 
»aaa eajfeaasea 
«aa*ae*aa*A»aea**« 

and ' Fur 

»«afa«at*«'«a*fa«»**a 



• « e a'* • • «'a 

• < •.• e-e aa-e.a 



1.1(5% 
1.00 
.60 
1.00 

a.16% 



Qaffers 

Oi*ipS ' •••aa«akae«aae« 

Laborers 

I#amp Operatbrs 
Machinists 
Marbleizers, 

Finishers . . . 
Modelers (staff) 
Modelmakcrs (staff) ...... 

Moulders, (metal) 

Operating Engineers .... 

Ornamentc^l Irbn Workers.. 

Painters ^, l.io^ 

Pattern Makers 1.10% 



isees'eeea'a 



» a • « a • a 



1.40 

l.M 

1.28 

1.10% 

1.16% 

1.10% 



Release Inspectors 
Rewlnders .......... 

SensUbmetry Assistants' 

Shift Boss Printers. 

Vault Clerks 
Film Loadere ... 

When any of the above employees 'works 
more than thlrty-slx (36) hburs In any bna.. 
week on: (1) emergency \ or -maintenance 
or repair work: b'r (2) to avoid hindering, 
reducing or delaying production, he ' ehall 
be compensated at straight time for all 
overtime In excess of thlrty-slx (36) -cumu- 
lative hours. . 

(e) With respect to the following classi- 
fications there 'may be substituted a' weekly 
wage in lieu of an hourly wage: 
Constructlbn Fcremen (carpenter)... $76,75 
Electrical' . Foreman .... ^ 70.75 

Floor'man (electric - 60,00 

Orlp9 ae-aaa*"** • » * 9 i % * t( • • m • .• • 9 00*00 

Propertymen (first) .................. 60.00 

However, for "standiby** or "key-men,** 
not more, than one man of any of the 
above classifications shall ha assigned to 
any one . producing, unit. . 

(f) With respect to all employees listed 
In i>aragraphs (c) and (d) of this section, 
the foregoing scale of minimum wages 
shall, prevail on all locations except that 
the following wage scale may be paid In 
Ueii thereof on distant location. If so stipu- 
lated, before employment commences - and 
all such employees expenses are paid: 

Distant locations ' when employed less 
than one week of seven (7) daya and sub- 
ject to "caU at any time'*: 

Distant 

location daily IMstanC 

Studio rate when location 

hourly less than weekly 

rate. one week rate. 

$2.26 $27.26 $101.75 

1.04 24.00 141.7B 

1.60% 20.7S 121.7S 

1.40 17.26 101.7S 

1.38% 15.76 01.79 

1.26, 14.76 86.78 

1.16^ 13.76 81.7S 

1.10 13.25 78.00 

1.00 12.26 71.79 

.90 ll.OO 66.75 

.83% 8.60 61.79 

.76 8.60 40.79 

.60 e.fi(> 87.79 

When tha distant location dally rats 
above is employed, the total waga for any 
one week shall not exceed the distant lo« 
cation weekly wage; 

(g) Every neWS-reel cameraman or sound> 
man shaU ba given one day off with pay 
for every four (4). cumulative days (24 
hours per day) that he is away from lila 
base of operations. ex;cept U on rovlnff 
or 'gypsy* assignments. 

Section S. PROVISIONS XUSGARDINO 
•EXTRAS.'; , 

The Coda Authority provided for In thIa 
code shall - undertakia and provide for rulea 
and regulations to ba adopted by all cast« 
Ing agencies and/or producers with re- 
spect to "extras," and shall ^poiht a 
standing committee reptasentativa of em- 
ployers, 'extras,* and ahall appoint a 
effectuate tha foregoing purposes and to 
interpret the terms of any provisions made 
for 'extraif and to supervise tha same, 
receive and pass on complaints and 
grievances, and to otherwiaa aid In ef- 
fectuating the.: foregoing provisions, sub* 
^ect to review by. tha Administrator. 

Such standing committee under the su- 
pervision of the Code Authority shall cause 
a - reclassification Of 'extras* and "extra 
talent*' to be undertaken, based upon the 
following 4ualincatlona for sucb labor: 
■-(aT~ 'Extra 'players'~~«Kall bo tKOse" who- 
by experlenca and/or ability are known to 
be competent to play group and Individual 
business parts, and to otherwise appear in a 
nhotlon picture In other than 'atmosphcrlo 
background or, crowd- work.' 
. (b) Atmosphere, people who are not to 
be: classified -as dependent on motion '.'pic-' 
tures for a livelihood, but Who - may bo 
recorded, . Hated' and called upon' for oc- 
casional special qualifications not i>osslble 
of filling from tha registered extra 
players. 

(c) Crowds not classified, Including racial 
groups, location .xfrowds where', tranaporta-. 
tlon la unpractical and crowd assemblies of 
a. public nature. 

The minimum pay for the' foregolng- 
classlflcatlons shall, be as follows: 
. (a) "Extra players,*. $7.60 a day, with 
a minimum graded upward according to the 
character and importance of the per- 
fbrmancb and the pbri^onal wardrobe, re- 
quired, the minimum for Glass A "dres-s" 
people to be $16 per day; provided that. 
If any -*extra. player" empleyed as such la 
required to play a part or bit With essential 
story dialogue, such player, shall not ba 
deemed, to be an "extra player** and bhall 

become^a^"blt.playcr,*i=and^hIa=c6mpoii 

tlon shall be 'fixed by agreement between 
such player and the producer befcro ther 
part or bit Is undertaken, but the mlnlmuia 
compensation to such "bit player" shall 
not be less than twenty-flva dollars 
($25.00). 

(b) Atmosphere people, $5 per. day, pro- 
vided that any "extra player" may accept 
atmosphere wbrk without losing or Jeo- 
pardizing his registration aa an *'extra 
player." 

(c) Crowds, $6 per. day, provided that 

(Continued on page 30) 



no 



VARIETY 



PICTVBES 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



Texi of Picture Code 



(Cqntint4e<J frojn page 29) 

tSila inlnlmum Shalt not prevent the em- 
pjipyineht of large groups under special, clr- 
tniiiiBtanceB at a' rate' .lower ttiein. the 
S)Inlinuin. 

(d) Trartapdrtatlon to aiid - £rom location 
tiliall be iJlald- to ♦'.ei:?tra playerfl." Tliefe 
sliall also be paid to "extra players" for 
interviews aind flttlngs the payments pro- 
vided for in Order 19-A Of tho .Industrtal 
■Welfare Commission of the State of Cali- 
fornia; except that In the event that any 
Interview >stends - beyond one and one-half 
iiourS, the '"exti'a player," o:lthqueh . not 
engaged, shall receive not less than one- 
fourth of a day's pay, and If any^lnter^iow 
Bimll extend beyond two hours, the "extra 
player" sholl receive, an additional one- 
lourth of a. day 'a pay ifor. every jaddltlOnal 
two hours or Iractlori theriftofi - 

The following shall be provided .for by. 
said standing committee among the workt 
lUfS conditions :tQ be. regulated as above 
provided: 

fa) Jn casting bureaus . caiatlng and em- 
jilbyment interviews of women and cWl- 
Uren shall be by ; woirten casting onKJlals, 
and men by ' men.. " ' 

(b) No one Shall bo employed as an. Vex- 
tra player" or "atmosphere worker' , who 
-Is a dejjierident member of the Itrtmedlato 
family Of any regular employee of a mo- 
tion picture company or any . person Who 
is not obliged to depend upon, extra, .-work 
as a means of livelihood, unless ; the : exi- 
gSikcies of .t>roductibn reasonably construed, 
reqjilris an - exception' to be • made.. And 
further,' no one shall be eimployed. afi an 
"extra player" or "atmosphere Wo.rker- on 
account of personal favoritism': 



attendants,.'- porters, and ofllce help, &uch 
.employees shall receive not less than a 
twenty iJorccnt (20%) Ingroase . over the 
Wage-paid to them as of August 1, 1033, in 
cities and places havi-hg . a pOilulatlon of 
less than 15,000, provided that , this shall 
not require a wage for- these employees In 
excess of twentv-nve (25). conts -per hour. 

.Section 4: With rcspept to omii|.nyees ro . 
ulariy eriiployed as ticket acl lew. doormen, 
cleaners',, matrons, watphmon-, ■ attendants,- 
porters, and pfllce help, such employees 
shall receive hot Jess thiin thirty (30) ccntn 
per hour In cities and places having a 
population of more than- J^^,00O. and -less, 
than - 000.000, and . not legs than IhlrtyTflro 
(85) cents per hour in cities and towi^s 
having a population of more than 900.000. 

Section 5/ "With respect to employees 
regularly- employed as. -ushers, -In cities . and: 
places-- having a population 'over .-15,000,. 
suoh employees shall receive a wage of .not 
less than twenty-nve (2r») Cents per hour. 
Section 0.' 

(a) Employees associated with olganlzai 
tions of or performing the duties of bill- 
posters, carpenters,, electrical . workers, fen-- 
gineers, firemen, motion picture machine 
operators, oilers, painters, theatrical stage 
employees, theatrlcatl wardrobe attendantsi 
or other skilled incclianics and artisans, 
who are directly and rejgularly employed by 
the: exhlbltoria, shall recelvb not less than 
the minimum wage and work no longer 
(ban the maximum number of /hours per 
week which; were In force as of August 23. 
IfiSS, as the prbvc^lling scale of wages and 
maximum number of hours of labor by or- 
ganizations of any such employees afliliated 
iirlth the: American Federation: of Labor 
with -t-espect -to their respect! vp typo 9' 
work -Jb. a particular :cIaBs of theatre or 



<c) A day's worK In any Btt|:to shall be theatres in a -particular location If a par; 



*ight (8) hours, with overtime as provided 
by the existing California Statutes relating 
lliereto. ^ . . 

(d) - No- person coming under the -above 
clajsslflcaitlons shall be permitted to. worK 
in more titan one plcturO for tfte , sawe 
day's pay. Including overtime, this pro- 
vision being Intended to spread employ-, 
lu^nt. ' ' - ^ - , ,. - 

(e) Rotation • .of work shall be cs^abT 
11 shed' to - such reasonable degree as -may 
bo possible and- practicable. ' 

(f) No person not .a registered "extra, 
player" Bball bo reciuested by ft studio 
casting ofilce- from any casting agency; 
and each registered "extra, player'/ shall , 
be provldOd with a ciard of .Identification; 
suitable regulations fOr carrying out thlb 
pro-vision shall be • adopted. . _ 
ficctlon 4 (A). PROVISIONS REJGAItD^ 

ING "FREE LANCE" PliATERS.- 
Tho Code Authority, provided for In this 
<oae shall nndertake and provide for' rules 
and regulations - to be binding upon alt 
producers- wltU- respect, to ''free lance" 
playei-s; receiving compensation' of One- 
Hundred Fifty Dollars ($160.00) or less .per' 
week and shall appoint a -standing com- 
mittee representative of employers, vfree 
lance" players, and the public, to' -effec- 
tuate the foregoing purposes and to In'ter-- 
pret the .terms of any provisions mado 
for "free lance" players, and to' supervise 
the same, receive and pass on complalnth 
and grievances^ and to -otherwise aid In 
nflectuatliig the foregoing , provisions sub- 
ject to review by the Administrator. 

Such standing committee, .under the. su- 
per^'lslon of the Code Authority, sHall' make 
full Investigeition with respect to the work- 
ing conditions of such- "free lance" play- 
ers iand shall undertake In- and provide for. 
by the rules and -regulations herein above' 
provided ' for with respect- to- hours of em- 
ployment for such - "free lance" players, 
-rotation and distribution of "work to such 
reasonable degree as may be possible and 
practicable, and minimum adequate com- 
pensation therefor, 

Sfictlon 6. OYERRIDlNa PROVISIONS 

If the prevailing wage scale and maxi- 
mum number of hours per week aS of - Au- 
gust 23, 1008, as fixed In any agreement or 
as enforced betweeia the employers and as- 
Hoctatlons of. any such employees, however, 
shall be at a rate exceeding the mlnimuirt 
-wage scale .provided, for or le^s than the 
number Of 'bours per week herein provided 
for. with respect to any of auch employees, 
such scales and hours of- labor -in the., lo- 
calities where same wbre enforced ebaU be 
aoomcd to be, arid hereby are declared' to 
1)0,- the inininrum - scale of wage^ and max! 
jtmm number of hours with respect to such 
nforemcntloned employees in such locnlltlos 
-imd'cr this section of the code, 
aoctton e. CHILD LABOR 

On and after the effective date of tltls 
code, hq person under sixteen (16) years 
of age shall ,bc employed in the production 
(if motion pictures, provided, however, 
wiioro a State law provides a higher mini 
-)num age, no person under the ago -speci- 
fied by said State shall be employed lu that 
State, and provided .further, however, 
where a role or roles aro to be filled or 
spp.caranco made by a child or children, a 
producer may utilize the' services of such 
ohild 'or -children upon his compliance "with 
the pitevlslons of State laws appertalnljpg 
thereto. 

B.- - Qn and aftor the eiXectlvo date of 
this code, in the DISTRIBUTION of Mo 
Uon Pictures: 

Seetion 1. HOURS OF EMPLOTMENT 

(|i) No employee except outside sales- 
luen ehnll work moro than forty (40) hours 
In any one week. 

«b) This pi'ovlslon for working hours 
KhoU hot apply to professional jiorsonp em- 
ployed lu their profession nor to employees 
In a munagorlal or an executive capacity 
or 111 any other capacity of dlstTnbtioh or 



ficutar commifplty, and such scales and . 
hours, of labor ' .with .respect to any of such 
employees In '-sucb community , shall be 
deemed -to be, and -hereby 'arc -declared to 
be, -the minimum scale of wages andxnnxl- 
mtim nUmlMsr. of hours, with -respect: to a)I 
of such einpIoyecB 'Iq.-- such cOmmunltlOB. In 
suoh' class of theatre or theatres. 

(b) In the ovtint, however, that there 
exist In the particular community organ!-, 
zationq of such employees abeve itionttoned, 
members of! .itrblch were "directly and regu- 
larly employed by the exhibitor or exhib- 
itors oh August 23, 1033, and. which or- 
ganl^atlph^ are a^Ilatcd as above set forth, 
and (1) no ' prevailing-- scale of wages aiid 
maximum .humbet of hours for such em- 
t>loyees' exist In sucb . cothmunlty with re- 
spect to such employees, or' (2) any dispute , 
should axlse. as to what Is the lulhimum 
scale of wages or the maximum hUmber of 
hoUra of -lahor with respect to any of such 
employees for a -particular class of theatre 
or theatres . In any particular coiqmunlty, 
then In either of those events such disputes 
shall. be deternvlhed follows: 

(1) If the question dt Issue arises, with 
an- organization of such eniployees "afBUated 
with the American Federation of Labor, 
then-ft representative appointed by the Na- 
tional President of such afllllated organiza- 
tion, together 'with a representative ap- 
pointed by the exhibitors, shall examine 
Into -the facts and determine, the existing 
minimum, scale of wages and maximum 
number of hours of' labor for such class of 
theatre or theatres In such- particular lo- 
cality,, and In .the event they cannot agree 
Upon the. same, they shall mutually desig- 
nate ah impartial third person Who shall 
be empowered :to- i<lt with such representa- 
tives, revle-W the facts anr finally determine 
such -'disputOh With :the proviso, however, 
that In the event- such 'representatives can- 
not mutually agroo upon -such third person, 
then the Administrator shall designate 
such third persons; or 

(2) If the - question at issue arises I'th 
unorganized employees or with an orgaiii 
zatlon of such cthployecs not 'affiliated -with 
the American Federation of Labor, and if 
In said, community -there exlsts.-members of 
sucb afllllated organization directly or regr 
ularly employed by oh exhibitor or exhibit- 
ors, theh- a rcprosontatlve- of such'unorgan. 
Ized em'ployecs, or,- as the case' may be, a 
representative appointed - by - the- president 
of such unaffiliated organization . or both, 
together with a- representative appointed by 
the national .president of such afllllated or- 
ganization above -referred to, together. With- 
a '.representative appointed by the - exhibit- 
ors, -shall cxaminia liito the facts and unani- 
mously, determine the existing scale of. 
waged and maxlniuni number - of hours tif 
labor for such class of -theatre - or theatres 
in such particular copimunlty, and in. the 
-event they cannot unanimously agree upon 
the same, thoy shc^ll mutually designate an 
impartial person who. shall - be empowered 
to sit with such representatives, review the 
facts, and finally determine Bucih dispute, 
with the proviso, -however, that .In the 
event such representatives cannot mutually 
agree upon such Impartial person, then the 
Administrator shall designate such impar 
tlal person; or 

(3) . If . the question at Issue arises with 
unorganized employees or with' an' organi- 
zation of such employees not afliliated with 
the' American Federation of Labbr and not, 
subject to the foregoing provisions of sub- 
paragmpbs (1) .and (2). <>f paragraph (b) 
hereof, then a r'cprORentative of . such 'un- 
organized employees, or, -as the case may 
be, b. ropresontutlve of the president pf 
such unafilllatcd: organization or both, , to- 
gether with a representative appointed by 
the exlUbltors> shall examlnto Into the facts 
and determine the exlstliig minimum scale 
of wages and - maximum houM of labof,^ fPP 
suoh .class- of theatre .-or -thoatros-ln-^suclu 



sole xeeponslblllty who now receive more M*'^'^''"''*'' locality, and In the event thiey 
than $30.00 per week; nor to employees on canriot 'agree upon the same, thby. shall 



emcrgoncy or malntiSnance and repair -work 
{Sootlon 2. MINIMUM -WAQEa 

2TO^ii)^ioy5«^ih^n-)y(rs5ina'5 — 

' (a) Less than fifteen dollnfs ($16.00) per 
■week In any city over 600,000 populatloh 
or In the Immediate trade area of such 
olty.. : ^, -.- - : - ' . 

. ib) Less than fourteen dollat-s and fifty 
ceiits (I14.J50) per week In any city be'- 
twoen: 250,000 and 600,000 population or In 
Iho im-mediate. trade area of such city; 

(C) L'ciss than fourteen dollars ($14.00) 
per week in any city or place up to 260,000 
Iiopulatlon or In the-' Immediate trade area 
«f such city or place 

Section 8. Oh or after the effective date 
'-DO. person under -slxtesn (10) years- Of' ake' 
thall be employed In the distribution, of 
-motion pictures, ':p'rovIded, howesEer, - where 
State law provides a higher minimum 



mutually designate an impartial perisbn who 
shall be oinpbwcred to- alt with- such reprc- 
sentotlve8p-reVlew-the-fact8-and_flnaUy_^05 
tormlne such dispute, with the proviso, 
however, that in the event such represen- 
tatives cannot - mutually agree upon such 
Impartial person, then the Administrator 
ithall doBlgnate such Impartlar person. 

(c) rending the determlnatloU of any 
such dl-spute, the Tate Of Wiges theh paid 
uy the exhibitor In such theatre or theatres 
In such community, and tho maximum 
number of hours then In force (If not more 
than the hours provided for In this code) 
shall not be changed so as to decrease 
wages or Increase hours, 

(d) In order to , oflcclunte the foregoing 
provisions of. this Scotloil . 6 hereof, dhd 
pending tho dctcrmlhdtloh of ony dispute 
as. above speplllcd, the employees herein 



selves . to attempt to arbitrate all such dis- 
putes. 

.Section 11. The AdmlDlstraitor after encb 
notice and hearing ma he shall prescribe 
may revise or modify way determination of 
any dispute pnrAuaht to Section 8 of PART 
1 of division C.of tblfl Article IV. 

ABtlCLEV 
Unfftir Practices 

OliNERAU 
P.\RT 1. The defamation of competltorH 
by falsely Imputing to theih dlshonomble 
conduct. Inability to ^ perform cpAtracts; 
questionable credit standing, or by other 
false ropresentatlons or by the false dis- 
paragement of the grade or quality of tholr 
motion pictures or theatres, shall be 
doomed to be an unfair, trade practice. 

PAOT 2. - The publishing or. circularizing. 
OC threats or suits or any other legal pro- 
cieodlngs.hot In good faith, Tvlth the tend- 
enoy or effect of harassing coihpetltors or 
Ititlmldating their customers, shall bo 
deemed to bo dn unfair trade prdctlce. -' 

PART 8. Securing -ponfldentlal Informa- 
tion concerning the business of d competi- 
tor by a false or misleading statement or 
representation, . by it false Impersonation of 
one In authority,: by bribery, or by any 
other, unfair method, shall be deemed to be 
an unfair trade -practice. 

PART 4. To erold the payment of sums 
unreasonably In excess of the fair value of 
personal services which results In .unfair 
dhd: destructive competition, the Code Au- 
thority shall have power with the approval 
of the Administrator to investigate whether: 
In' any 'case any employer In -the motion 
plctut^e.-lndostry-'haa agreed to- pay 'an- un-; 
reasonably excessive- inducement to any 
person to enter Into the employ of isuch 
employer. If the Code Authority finds that 
such employer has done' so, - the Code - Au- 
thority shall have the. power, with the ap-- 
proval of the Administrator, . to Impose an 
assessment against ' such employer In the 
amount - of -the unreasonable excess 'pay- 
ment to-' such' person,' not, bowe-vcr, to ex- 
ceed the - Bume of ten thousand ' dollars 
($10,000.00), and to make public Its find- 
ings; but nothing In: this PART shall lii 
any manner Impair -the valldlty-'-or enfbrce-- 
ablllty of mich -: agreement of - employment. 
All such assessments shall be pdid t'o the 
Code Authority ~for use by it in the admln-< 
Istratlon of ' Its functions. 
B. PRODUCERS. 

PART L It shall be ah iinfair trada 
practice for any producer to did,' abet. : or 
assist In the voluntary release ':or' dismisndl 
of ^anjr.dnthor, dramatist or actor employed 
in reriderliig his exdusl-ve services In con- 
nection %fth the production of a -'legltl'-- 
mate' drama or .musical. - comedy for the 
purpose of securinfp tho services . of such 
author, dramatist or actoi^.- .' '^ - 

PART 2, It shall be an unfair- trade 
}rdctlce for a number of producers who,:':in 
:be usual, and Qrdj[nary cause of business, 
rent their respective' studios or studio fa- 
<!illtles. .to producers (other than their af- 
fillated companies), to .conspire, agree, or 
take Joint action to prevent any responsible- 
producer or producers frOm. renting such 
studios or - studio - facilities. 

PART. It shall be an unfair trade 
practice for a producer to knowingly era- 
ploy as an 'extra' any . member o£ the im- 
mediate family of an employee or any per- 
son- who Is not' obliged to-, depend iipou 
'extra' work aa a means of livelihood, un- 
less the exigencies of : rOductloh. acquire 
an exception to be made; 
PART 4. SecUon 1. 

No producer, directly or Indirectly, shall 
transact any- business relating to ;the pro- 
duction of motion pictures .-with any agent 
who hnder the procedure hereinafter set 
forth shall be -found by the Agency Com- 
mittee: 

-(a) to- have given, offered or promised to 
any employee ' of any. producer any gift or 
gratuity to Influence the action of such em'- 
ployee In relation to . the btislness of ^uch 
producer; 

'<b)' to have alienated or enticed, or to 
have attempted to ollenate or entice, any 
employee under -written contract of eniploy- 
ment, - from such employment, or to have 
Induced Or advised without justlflcatlbh any 
employee to do: any act or thing In conflict 
-with such employee's obligation to perform 
in good faith any contract of employment. 
Whether oral or written: 

(c) - knowingly to. have - made - any ma- 
terially- false representation ' to any - pro- 
ducer In'- negotiations with .eucb producer 
for or affecting the employment or con- 
templated employment of ahy person rep- 
resented as such agent; 

(d) to have violated or evaded or 'to have 
Attempted to Vlbiate or e-^ade, directly or 
Indirectly, any. dt the -provisions of; PARTS. 
4 or 6 of this ARTICLE V. 

(e) to have foiled or refused to have reg- 
'istered aa on agent. In the eyont that such 
registration la required as provided fbr in 
flection 8 of this PART, Or- to have trans- 
acted business as an agent after bis fegls- 
stratlon shall have been revoked, cancelled, 
'Or suspended. 

Section 2. The Agency Committee - shall 
consist of ten (10) members; five (6) of 
whom shall be producers ot producers' rep-^ 
resentatlves named by the Code Authority, 
aqd the other -five (6) shall consist- of one 
agent, one actor, one writer, - one director, 
and one- technlcJdh, who shall .be selected 
by the ' Administrator from nominations as 
to each class named respectively by agents, 
actors, -writers,-' directors and technicians. 
In such equitable manner as 'may be pre- 
scribed by tho Administrator; 

Section 3. In order to effectuate this 
PART, the Agency Committee may recom- 
mend to the' Adn^nistrator uniform terms 
and conditions for and an appropriate pro- 
cedure for the registration of all agents 
-with whom " prddseen may traheaxit ' busl-. 
-nes8r-relatlns--to.^the.4>coductloiujiI_jlU)JtiQ.i). 
pictures, and for the suspension, revoca- 
tion, or cancellation of any: such, registra- 
tion. and appropriate rules and regulations 
affecting the agents as pro-vlded for herein. 
Snch-pecommendatlons. j>f- the_Agehcy_£Qm^ 
mittoe, together with the recommendations 
o* the Individual members thereof, shall bo 
submitted In -writing to the' Admlnls.trator, 
who after- such ' notice and hearing as he 
may prescribe, may approve or -modify ' sucb- 
recommendatlons. Upon . approval by tbe 
Administrator, such recommendations shall 
have- full force -and effect as provisions of. 
this .code. No agent -shall be deprived of 
the right of registration without' affording 
such agent a full and fair ojpportunlty to he 
hoard, and without tho approval of the Ad- 
ministrator. Should It at any time be de- 
termined -to ..provide for the registration of 
agents- as hereinabb-vrb . set forth, then all 



pgei no person below the age speciflod by 1. embraced arid provided for agrVc that "they 
such State law BhQ.ll be omployPd within- 1 sball not Rtrikp, and the exhibitors agree 



<hat State 

C. On and after the effective, date of this 
flude, In the BXHIBITION of Motion Pic 
♦nrcs: 

J 'ART 1. BMWiO'SnOES OTHER THAN 
A(?rORS [ . 
^Section 1. tfo person under sixteen (10) 
jrcars of age shall be employed; provided, 
however, that where d State lair, provides 
^a:^bighCE^inlmjumJi89j!i9..LPe£ppn helgw the 



that tl»6y shall not lock out such employees. 

Section 7, . In no event .shall the duties 
of any of tho employees herein above speci- 
fied In Section 0 (a) directly or regularly 
employed by tho exhibitors as Of Aug\tBt 
23, 1033, be InorcaNed so as to decrease tho 
number of such employees employed in' any 
thOAtrP .or ' theatres in ady community, ex- 
cept by mutuol consent. 
Scctjou 8. With respect to any emploj'oe 



age specified by such State law Awr .boTTIof"Hi5rBlMirefOTir==provldc 



employed, in that State. 

Section 2. No employee, notwlthstahdtng 
the provisions of .Section 6 (a) hereof,, aball 
work more tbah forty (40) hottr« In one 
week, . except that such maximum hours 
rhall not apply to employee* In • mana- 
gerial, executive or. advisory capacity who 
>tow receive thirty-five dollars ($36.00) or 
more pter Weeki or to employees whose du- 
t.les tire of general utilitarian character, or 
:i'o emergencies. 

Section 8. With respNist to employees 
tegularly employed ds ticket sellers, dobr- 

en, UPbers,. cleoners, martrons, watphrncn. 



ployeo when directly and regularly em- 
ployed by the exhibitors shall be:pald not 
less than forty ,(10) cents per hour. 

Section 0. By reason of tho professional 
character of. their employment, the mini- 
mum wage and .maximum hours of employ- 
ment of employees performing the duties 
of muslclann shall ds heretofore be,. estab- 
lished by pi-evalling labor . agreements, un- 
derstand IngSr -or practices. 

Section. 10. With respijct to disputes aris- 
ing between employees and- employm In 
the RXIillJITION branch of the Motion 
• M'-Mire Tm-lirilry, thr ntotJf-.-j plcl^p th'^rh- 



persons, regularly transacting bustneB.*; as 
agents at suclitTme' shall bo cntltlCSd to 
registration as a matter of course, provided 
application Is made to tbe Agency Commit 
tee within thirty (30) days thoredfter. 
. Section 4. The Agency Commltteo may, 
after duo notice, and hearing, and with tho 
approval of the' Administrator, set up rules 
of fair pidcttce-govemlng relations between 
producers and agents, writers, actoiB, di- 
rectors and technicians. 

Section 5. The AgOncy Committee shall 
make findings of fact concerning any mat*^ 
tOr coming before It pursuant to the pro- 
^Islons^of^thls^partj^and^Bhall^makeriSueh: 
rpcommendatlons to the Adralnl.itrator a» 
It may deem proper If the committee Is 
unanimous, otherwise separate rocbminon- 
ddtlons may be submitted,, together with n 
rcpott that the committee lias disagreed. 
No hearing or proceeding shall be conducted 
without due notice and a full and fdir.op-< 
portunlty to ell Interested parties to ap- 
pearand be heard, A complete transcript 
Of all . testimony and arguments shall bo 
made and certified to the Administrator, to- 
gether with the recommendations of the 
members of tbe rommlttee. The Adminla 
*T!)*-oT rboll iT»pr«re. r^ifi-t- ttr m«(Hfv 



recommendations or any of them and may 
conduct such further Investigations and 
hearings as to him may aeem necessary or 
advisable. The order of tbe Administrator 
shall be final, ^ 

Section 0, . The Agenoy CV>mmlttee, sub" 
Ject to the approval of the' Administrator, 
shall have authority to require all pro- 
ducers to fiitnlsh such Information, as may 
be desired to effpctUdte the) provisions of 
this PART. . • , „ 

Section 7. The Agency Commltteo shall 
have full power and authority to preserlbo 
reasonable rules nnd procedure ,for deter-^ 
mining all matters' ot dispute or contro- 
versy which may prop.erly ar.Iee- before suoh 
committee In. connection with this PART, 

Soctlbn 6.- The term 'agent' as used 
herein shall apply to aijy person (Including 
firms, corporations -..or as.socldtlons), ..-who, 
directly or Indirectly, for ..d fee or other 
valuable consideration', procures, promises 
or undertakes to procure employment -for. 
any person for or in- c'onneotlod wltb'.the 
production of - motion pictures. 

Section 0, The provisions of ARTICLE. 
II, Section 7. of this code shall hot euperr 
sede the operation of this PART. 4: and the 
following PART 4 (A). . 

Section 10. It shall be an' unfair trade 
practice for any producer, or any- employee 
of d produoeri directly or indirectly,- to en- 
gage In, ' carry on, or in any. way. be finan- 
cially Interested In or connected with the 
business of an agent ds herein defined, 
-vVlthout making known ' siich fact to the 
Agency Commltteo within twenty (20) days 
from the effective date, br if such interest 
Is acctulred subsequent to thp effective date, 
then - within ten . (10) : days after the : ac- 
quisition of such . 'interest. The Agency 
Conimlttee shall require suoh public dis- 
closure ''to. be made of. such 'Interest as It 
may deem advisable; and' the Agency' Com-: 
mlttee. may. : make ' such further rules In 
connection --with the subject matter of this 
.Section as It. sees fit, subject to the ap- 
proval of -the.-Admlhlstrator.. ' 
PART 4 (A). , 

Sbbuld . the Administrator determine at 
any time upon 'a fair showing, after notloe,- 
that a Set. Of fair practices should be 
adopted gbVernlng . relations, between pro-, 
ducers. and' any one of the following 
classes: writers, directors, technicians,- 
dctors and agents, a special condmlttee 
shall be appointed for that- purpose. The 
Producers and the class Interested In suteh 
fair practices ih each .instance -shall be en- 
titled to equal representation on . BUqh .com- 
:mlttce. .' . ' 

The commltteo members shall be ap- 
pointed In the manner, and its propeedingS 
and those of the Administrator shall be the 
same, ds.' above provided In tho case of the 
Agency Committee. 

-At the same time that thP findings or re-, 
port. Of the c'onimlttee shall be sent to the 
Admlnlstrdtor,-:the same- Shall, be. mdde pubr 
He In . such manner as -rody "be determined 
by. the Administrator. 
PART 6. Section 1. 

,No producer, directly, or Indirectly, se- 
cretly or otherwise shall 

(a) EntlPe or alienate from his employ- 
ment any. employee of any other producer 
or. Induce or advise any such employee to 
do- anything lii conflict or Inconsistent 'With 
such employee's obligation to perform In 
good faith . dny contract of employment. 

(a) JToment dissension, discord or strife 
between any . employee of any . other .pro- 
ducer and his employer with the effect -of 
seciirlng tbe employee's release, from ,cm-' 
ployment- or a change In the terms of 'any 
contract under whibh the elnployee is- en- 
gaged, or of causing the employee to be or 
become dissatisfied with his jsubslstlng con- 
tract. 

(o)' In any manner whdtsoever negotiate 
with or make aby offer for or to any em- 
ployee, under -written contracts to any other 
producer prior to tbe last thirty ' (30) days 
of the term of the contract of' employment; 
regardless of .the .compensatlbn. 

Section 2. .All production employees ren- 
dering services of an artistic, creative, 
technical or executive nature, for the pur- 
pose of -this PART, shall be classified as 
follows: 

(a) Employees not under written con- 
tract who are employed dt- not lesis than 
$260.00 per week or $2,600.00 per picture. . 

(b) Employees under -nTltten contract, 
for a period. Inclusive of options. If any, of 
less than one year, whose compensation Is. 
not less than $2C0.0O per week or $2,500.00 
per picture. 

(c) Employees under written .contract for 
the period of at least, one year, or at least 
three pictures. Inclusive ot options. If any, 
whose compensation Is not less than $260.00 
per week (exclusive of lay-off periods) or 
$2,600.00 per picture; 

- The term 'contract', as used in. sUbdlvl- 
slons'.(b) and - (c) shall be deemed -to miean 
and Include not only dny subsisting, con- 
tract with any producer, but also any prior 
contract with such producer or with any 
parent, subsidiary or predecessor corpora- 
tion of -Such producer, provided that tho 
employment thereunder has - been or may 
be continuous. 

(d) Nothing hcrelnbeforo in ' subdivision 
(c) of Section 1, or in- subdivisions (a), (b). 
and (c) of this Section contained shall ap-. 
ply to so-called 'froe Idnce'-. players, writers, 
directors or other employees who are e;>- 
gaired to .render services of an' artistic ha-, 
ture In connection With one or two pictures, 
only,' unless the actual period of employ- 
ment ot any- such employee Is Intended to 
or . shall cover a minimum period of one- 
year. ■ 

Section 8. Should any producer make 
any offer for the services of dhy employee 
of any other , producer, and such empjbyee 
Is plasslfled within either subdivision (a), 

(b) , (c) or (d) of Section 2, and registered 
as' hereinafter ° in Section 6 provided, then 
on the same day such' offer is made, the 
producer making such offer Hhnll notify the 

jemploylng produPer In writing that such 
ofrefiiaSTSepff" niad o, uud .s hall— state-^e- 
full and complete terms and conditions 
thereof, including particularly the compen- 
sation,- the proposed porlod of . employment, 
and ai>y additional, special tenns. Slmul- 
tanebusIyT^a" ^apy of said u ptlce-^hdU -be- 
dcll'verod to the Registrar hereinafter, pro- 
-irlded fOr. The employing- producer there- 
upon shall be -afforded a reasonable oppor- 
tunity, not exceeding three (8) days, to bo 
determined by the Registrar as- hereinafter 
in Soctlbn- 0 provided,- within which time to 
negbtlato . f or and Contract with Such em- 
ployee ' for bis continued services, , on sucb 
terms as may be mutually acceptable,: biit 
the employee In every instance shall have 
tho full and independent choice as to whlph 
offer he- will accept. Any offer -made by 
any producer and. reported to the employ- 
ing produofer shall be conditional upon the 
right, of the employing producer, as herein- 
above provided, ahd shall bo -a firm offer 
and nOt expire' until at least twenty-four 
(2.1) hours, after the period permitted tho 
employing producer to negotiate as herein 
provided for. ~ 

The notice hereinabove provided for. noed 
be given, howevisr, with refcronco to om- 
.ployees classified in subdivisions (b) aiid 

(c) of Section 2, only upon the condition 
that prior to the last thirty (80) day period 
of employment the employing producer 
shall have, made an offer In good faith to 
such . employee for a renewal or extension. 
iOf^his=ponttajtt=jjf=JmRl9yaiaent=!iM_shaU 

have communicated that fact to the Regis- 
trar. . - 

Bccttbn 4. Should any producer desire to 
continue, renew or extend the period of 
employment of any employee classified 
within subdivision (c). of Section 2 hereof, 
and If he . shall have evidenced such deslrb 
by making an offer in good faith to such 
employee prior to the. last thirty (30) day 
period of his employment and such offer be 
rejected, diid provided the tsompensdtibn of 
such employee last paid by the employing 
producer was at Iea.st $600,00 per week or 
*.^.^00.00 .tirr pi/7inre ^vh producer netw'- 



tbelesB aball.be entitled to notice of offers 
which may bo made to such employee 
other producers, during the period herein- 
after provided, following tho termlnaOon 
of such employment. Should any otw 
producer make any offer for the services of 
any such employee within such period, thon 
oh the same day that such offer Is maSa 
such producer shall notify the former em 
ploying - producer nnd the Registrar In Ilka 
manner as is provided for In Section- 3 Tha 
same procedure, rt^les and conditions 'shaU 
isrovom; with reforenpo to offers made under 
this section, as are provided for. In .Sectlan 
3,. to the end that: -^--iioii 

(d) the former employing;. producer shall 
be entitled . to a. reasonable period not ex- 
ceeding three (3) - days within whleh to 
negotldte -and contract -. for the service of 
the employee In question; 

(b) . the offer, of the aecona producer- shall 
continue da a firm offer for twenty-four 
(24).- hours beyond the pcrlOd referred to in 
BUb-dlylslon (a); and 

(c) the employee at aU times shall have a 
-free, .and independent choice as' to- which 
offer he - ''Will -' accept, - 

The period during which the first em- 
ploying producer dhall be entitled to'-notlce 
of offers -made by other -produccer^, - as here- ' 
Inabove provided for, shall be three (3) 
months frbm the date of termination of 
the first employment In all cases where the ' 
compensation- for the employee In connecF- 
tlon -with the former. ' employment was at 
the rate of less than $1,000 per week (ex- 
bluslve pf. lay-off periods), or If the em- 
ployee was employed On a picture basin, 
less than $10,0(>0 per picture.. In all other 
cases where the .compensation was equal 
to or. -In:: excess of the abo-ve - amounts, the 
period shall be six (0) months. * 
- Section 6, No- producer, distributor or 
exhibitor shall violate or aid or abet In the 
violation of this PA^T. It sfiall be an 
unfair trade practice fbr any producer to 
use . coercion to prevent offers being made 
any employee' by bther {producers. ' 
. . Section (k The Code Authority shall ap- 
point a standing committee, which shall 
ha-ve full poWier and. authority to determine - 
th,e good - faith of any offer made by the 
employing producer, so as to entitle such 
producer to notice of subsequent offers, as 
hereinabove provided for, and to determine 
whether the. jMrlod within-: -which -such' 
notlcp must be given should be for three 
(3) months or six (0) mpntlU, The 
Retrlstrar shall be appblnted and removed 
by sold standing, committee at will .aiid 
any act or decision of the Registrar . shall 
bp subject to review, reversal or modifica- 
tion,: by said committee or by the Code, 
Authority on its ' own' -motion or -on dppU- 
catlon .of any " interested party. 

The -Registrar - sholl provide an appro- 
priate method whereby - all producers may 
ascertain In. each Instance, when, . and the 
period during, which, notices of . offers, die 
to . be- transmitted' to the Pmploylngr or 
former employing producer. ' Said Registrar 
shall also prescribe - the procedure so. as 
to prevent ,any -ofnploylng or - any former 
.employing producer from any nhreaeonable 
delay or from withholding any action or 
declslofi ' permitted under the- provisions 
hereof; to the cud - that the Immediate em- ' 
plbyment of any - persons with whom any 
other- producer desires to- contract' shall 
riot be unreasondbly delayed or prevented. 
'In such connection the Registrar shall 
have- power In any Instance -to designate at 
reasonable period. ' In . no event*. to exceed 
three (3) days,' within which the -second 
producer , shall be precluded frOm executing 
any proposed -contract with' the employee ' 
Or former employee of the first employing - 
or former ' employing producer. 

^Notwithstanding anything contained In 
this PART to' tho contrary, the provisions 
of this PART shall apply only to em> ' 
ploye'es whose' names are -registered with 
the ' Registrar hy the employing producer; 
and the right of registration or continued 
roglstratlon niay be determined la any In- 
stance -by the standing committee either 
upon Its own motion or on application ot 
any person Interested, -Including- the -em- 
ployee affected. In the event of the termi- 
nation -for any reason whatsoever of the 
employment of any- person whose name Is. 
registered, the former employing prbducer 
shall notify the Retrlstrar In writing forth- 
with of such termination. Any -producer 
may withdraw - from registration the name 
of any- employee Or by "written notice 
served on the Registrar may 'waive ' the- 
rlght to -be notified ' i>t offers made' to any 
employee by any Other producer, but he 
shall not refrain from registering the name- 
of any employee,, withdraw any name sO 
registered or w^lve any such right - to 
notico by virtue of any agreement to that' 
effect with tho employee. -The Reglistrar 
shall provide an appropridte method ~fbr 
notifying all producers promptly of oil 
registrations, -withdrawal of registrations, 
terminations ot employment and waivera. : 

Section 7. If the Code Authority, or any 
committee appointed by It for that purpose, 
after notice and hearing shalr find that 
any employee of any producer has refused 
without just ca^isp- to render services under 
any contract of employment, the Code 
Authority Shall .have - full . power and au« 
thorlty, with the. approvdl of the Ad- 
ministrator, to order all producers to re- 
frain from employing- any such person in- 
conheotlon . -with the business- ot producing 
motion pictures, for Such period . of time 
as may be designated by the Code Au- 
thority, and It shall be an unfair trade 
practice for any producer to employ such 
person In violation - of such order, or ' for- 
any distributor or exhibitor, respectively, 
to distribute or exhibit any picture pro- • 
duced during the period presPribed by the 
Code Authority by- or with the aid' of such 
person. 6uch hearing shall be conducted 
only upon due notice. . A full and fair op- 
portunity shall 6e afforded to all Interested 
parties to appear;' A cbmplete tratigprlpt 
-pt-a ll . . t e stlmnny ajid : .d rc umcnts. together 
w4th the flndlnjirs ahd order of the Code 
Authority shall bo made and certified to 
the Administrator, who may approve, re- 
ject or modify such order, and ln° such 
-cpnneetion - conduct-such -turther-Investfga* 
tlons and hearings as to him may seem - 
necessdry or advisable. - The order of the 
Administrator - shall be final. 

Section 8. If any producer deliberately. 
Willfully,, or persistently Vlol.ates any ot 
the prbvislons of this PART and the Code 
Authority- so finds, and such findings Is - 
upheld by the Administrator, the Code 
Authority, with the approval of the Ad- 
ministrator, 'Shall have power - to Impose 
such rostrlctlonB, prohibitions w condi- 
tions as it may deem proper vpon the 
distribution or exhibition of motion pictures 
produced by any such offending producer. 
DUe notice of. tho ruling of the Code Au- 
thority, as approved by the Administrator 
RhaU be published in such manner as the 
Code Authority prOBCribes. 
PART 6. 

(a) No Par toon producer shall employ 
any person during such Ume as he Is em- 
ployed full, time by another. 

(b) No cartoon producer dh.'kll make, any 
offnr directly or indirectly of any money 
inducement or advantage of aoy Mnd to 
any employoo of any . other cartoon pro- 
ducer -Ip an effort to entice, persuade or 
Induce such employee to leave or bePome 
JllawilflBM:,jB;^t9oJKgajh- an r,.c0nt cov- 
ering Wfl employment. ■ ~ 

(c) . No cartoon producer shall adapt a. 
cartoota bharaoter of another in such mnn- 
ner that the use of the adapted character 
shall ponstltute an appropriatioon by h)D> 
of the good will of the creator. 
0. PRODUCERS-DISTRIBUTORS. 

PART 1. "Whore any contraPt granting 
'the motion picture rights In any dramatic 
or dramatico-mbslcal work dpeclflea a date 
prior to which no" motion "Picture ba«--'-ii 
upon suoh work may .be publicly exlilbt'*' ' 



<■ Con ti nu o'd on pn > 



Tuesday-) Diecember 5, 1935 



P 1 CTIIBES 



VARIETY 



31 




(Continued from pa^e 27) 

roadway tp Hollywood. Three generations in a stage family. Alice Brady, 
Frank Moreen, Madge Eyans, RusseU Hardle^ Eddie. QulUan. Dlr, Wll- 
Jard Iffack. ^3 mins. Revw Sept. 6. Rel. Sept 16. 

. Cat . and the Fiddle, The. . From the sudeessf ul mtisical play by Jeroirie i^ern 
and -Otto Harbach. Itamoh Novarro, Jeanette MaclDonald, Frank .Mor- 
gan, Charles Butterworth, Jea;il liersholt. Vivieiine Segal. Dir. Wil- 
liam IC. Howard. Bel. Dec. 8. 

ief The. fid Wynii as a simpleton of th^ jgay 'nineties. Dorothy Mackall, 
William (Stage) Boyd, Effle Ellbler, C; Henry Gordbn; Dir. Charles 
Rlesner. 68 .mina. Rel. Nov. 3; 

Christopher Beair.^The Brotidway play by Rehe Faiichois and Sidney How- 
ard,. Marie Dressier, Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack. Dir. Sam Wood. 
90 mihs. .Rel. Nov. 17.. Bev, . Nov. 2,8.- 

bancino Lady. James Warner Bellah's Saturday Evening Post story^. Joan 
Crawford, Cl&rk Gable. Franchot Tone, Fred Astaire, Winnie Lightner, 
Ted Healy. Dir. Robert \Z, I^onard. Rel. Nov. 24. 

Day of Rapkoning, Based on Morris Lavine's story. 'Hall of Justice.'. Rieh- 
ar^.Dix, Madge Evans, .Una Merkel, Coiiway Tearie. Dir. Charles Bra- 
bin. 70 mins, Rel. .Oct 27. Rev. Nov. 7. 
Inner 'at Eight. From the .'stage play. AH star cast headed by Marie 
. DresQler and John . Barrymore. Dir. .Geo. Cukor, Roadsbo^ . length 110 

, mlhsl General release .not set, 

■ Eskimo. Love and hate in 4he Jce1ands..- Native cast. T)li. W. S. Van Dyke, 

- Roadshow lengthy 120 ihins; Not yet released. Rev. Nov. 21. 
Hell Be'lqw.' The submarine heroes of the World War, Robert Montgomeryr 
Jimmy Durante. Madge Evans. Walter.' Huston^ Dir. Jack .Conway. 
105 jDlna. Reh . June 9. Rev. ^lay 2. - 

Hold Vdur ' Man. A qm'art. alecic! crook who' escapes everything but love. 
Jean 'Harlow. Clark ' Gabje^ Stuart Elrwln. Dlr/ Salm; Wood. 89 mihs. 
' Rel. Jiine . 30. Rev. July 4. > . ; 

-Meet tliev Baron. Jack Pearl brings his radio' oharacterlzatio^ to the. i^creen. 
Jimmy Durante; Zasu Pitts, E:^na May Oliver/ Ted Healy and his 
Btdqpea: Dir. Walt^rtLAhg. ' 70 mins,. ■.■ReJ.; Oct ' 20. Rev.; Oct: 31, 

idnighi Mary. Gahgster.'stoVr wjth the.'irlaNflft^htaek used! . Lbretta IToung, 
Rlcardo <-Cortez. -iFranchot Tone.- Dir. Wm. Wellnian; 76 mins. Rel. 
June .20. Rev. Jyly JS. 

Ight -Fnght, , The. . Air story <>f a South American Hlght from. the novel by 
Sdlnt'^Exupery. ' Sohn. Barrymore; , Hiilen ;Haye8. Clark Gable. Lionel 
Barn^more, Robt. Montgpioaery, Myma-;Iiioy.. Dir. £>avtd O. Selznick. 89 
' mins. Rel. Oct 6. Rev. ►Oct. 10. 

NMl«aniie«' The. Lee Tracy 'as an ambulaniee-chasing laWyer. . Madge Evans. 
Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth. plr. JAck Conwtty. ; .81 mlivt. Rel 
..fune. .2. Rev. Masr i^O: 

Penthouse. Arthur Somers Roche Cosmopolitan serial. -Warner Baxter, 
Myrna L6y, Mae Clark. Dir. W, S. Van: Dyke. KeL Sept 8. Rev. Sept 

, .. .. 

rizefighter and the' Lady. Max Baer,. heavyweight contender, and Myrha 
Loy in the title roles. Prime Camera, Jack Dempsey, Walter Huston, 
Dir. W. S. "Van D|yke. 90 mins. Rel. Npv. 10. Rev. Nov. 14, 
Reunion.. In Vtehhai. From Sherwood's stage . p \y. Exiled royalty returns for 
a last fling. John Barrjrm'ore. Diana, Wynyard.. Frank .M.organ. Dir, 
Sidney Franklin. 100 mins. ReL Jupe .16. Rev; May .2. 
solitaire Man. ' Crook story with plenty of puiich. Herbert Marshall, . May 
Robson,' llzabeth. Allan, Ralph Forbes. Dir. Jack Conway. 62 mins. 
VRel. Sept. 22; Rev.. Sept. 26. 

Stage Mother. From iBradford Ropes' novel of stage, life. Alice Brady, 
Maureen O'SulUvan. Franchot. Tone, Phillips Holmes. Dir. Chas. R. 
Brabln. 86. mins. Rel. Sept 29,. ReV. . Oct 3,; 
>.6tranoer'ii .Return, The. Phil Stong's storyibf the middle western farm lite. 
Lionel Barrymore, Miriam. Hopkins, Stuart Erwin, Franchot Tone. Dlr 
<Klng Vidoi'* 88 mihs.; Rel. July 21. Rey. Aug. 1, . 
' 6iorm ° at Daybreak. Trlangulair story In a . Serbian settling. Kiay Francis, 
Nils Asther, Walter Huston. Phillips Holmes. Dir. Richard Boleslavsky. 
. 7S'.mlns. Rel, July 1.4. Rey. July 26: 

■'Tufrbeat Annie. From the' Saturday Eve. Post series.. Marlei Dreesler, Wal- 
la<!e:Beet7. Dir. Meryyn LeRoy.- 88 mins. Rel. Aug. 4.. -Rev.. Aug. 16. 
Turn Bacic the Clock. Story of a man who rellviea his past Lee Tracy, Mae 
Cleric^ Peggy Shannon. Dir. Edgar Selwyn. 80 mins. ReL AUg. 26 
Rey.- Aujg:. 29. 

inegar^Ti-ee, The (tentative title). Based on the play by Paul Osborh. Lionel 
Barj^more, Alice Brady, Conway Tearie. Mary Carlisle. Dir. Harry 
Beaumont Rel. Dec l. 
When Cadles- Meet.. Based on. Rachel. Crothers' Broadway success. Ann 

• Harding, Robert Montgomery, Frank- Morgan. Dir. Harry -Beaumont 
Rel« June 23. Rev. J)^ne 27, 

: 6048 Sunset Blvd., MAnn<y*tt«M Oflicet R, K. O. Building; 

, . .. Hollywopd. cal. "lOnOgram ' . Rockefeller Center, N.Y.C. 
Avenger* The. Vengeance In prisor. Ralph Forbes, Adrlenne Ames. Dir. Ed. 

Marin. 72 .mins. Rel. Aug. 26. Rev. Oct 10. 
lack Beauty. Horse story. Alex Kirklaiid, Esther Ralston. Dir. Phil 

Rosen. 70 mins. Rel. A-ug. 10. Rev: Aug. 29. 
roken Dreams. From ' Olga Printzlau's story, *Two iiittle Arms.' Martha 

Sleeper, Randolph Scott, Buster Phelps; Beryl Mercer. Dir. Robert Vlg- 

nola. 68 mins. Rel. Nov. 16. B^v. ^rov, 28. 
Devil's Mate, Thei Convicted murderer who dies in the electric chair ahead 

of the shock. Peggy Shannon, Preston Foster. Dir. Phil Rosen.- 6ff 

mins ReL Aug. 16. -Rev. Sept 26. 

FlghtmitV'Texan. Oil country story. Rex Bell. Ltiana Walters. Dir. Armand 
Schaefer. 66 mlna . Rel. Aug. 6. Rev. Aiag. 1. 

Fugitive, The, A $600,000 mall robbery. Western. Rex Bell. Cecilia Parker. 
Dir. Harry Fraser. 64 mins. ReL Aug; 10. Rev. Sept 26. 

Qallaht. Pool, i'he. One . ripg circus In the cattle country. Bob Steele. Ar- 
ietta Cuncan. Dir. R. N, Bradbury. 66 mins. Rel. July 29. 

Galloping Romeo. Western story. Bob Steele. Dir. R. N. Bradbury. Ins. 
ReL Sept. 1. Rev. Oct. 31. 

He Couldn't Take.it. Story by Dorc Schar'g. Inside, story of process serving 
racket. Ray Walker, Virginia Chprrill, . George E. Stone, Dorothy 
Granger, Paul Porcasl. Dir. William Nigh. Rey. Dec. 11. 

Phantom Broadcast, The. iEtadio crooner who sings by proxy. Ralph Forbes, 
'Vlyienne Osborne. Dir. Phil Rosen. 72 mins. ReL July 8. Rev. Aug. 1. 

Rainbow Ranch. Adventures of the welterweight champ ..of the Pacific fleet 
RlBX Bell, Cecelia Parker. Dir. Harry Fraser. 69 mins. Rel; Aug. 26, 

Rangers Code. Texas catjtle ranger story. Bobe Steele. Dir. R. N. Bradbury. 
65 .mins. ReL Sept 16. 'ReV. Sept. 26. 

Return ofrCasey-Johear- The; Railroad story. Chas. Starrett. -Ruth. Hall.. Ir. 

J/P'. McCarthy. .67 nlnsi Rel. -July 26. 
'Sensatioh. I^unter8. ' Socltty high Tife. Arilrie Judge, Preston Foster. 
Clias., Vidor. 76 inins. Rel, Sept. 20. 
ixteen Fathoms Deep. Sponge diver's romance. Sally .O'Neili, Creighton 
■Chattey,- RusseU-SlKipaon, Maurics_JBr?i£k, D ir. Armand Schaefer. Rel. 
Nov. 17. — ^ 

Skyway. . Aviation ■ pllot'$ ship-to-shore line. Ray Wal Kathryn Graw- 

. ford.. -Dir. Lew Collins. 67 mins'.. Hel. Aug. 22; 
Sphinx-, The. .Murder mystery with a neat' twist Lionel Atwlll. Sheila Tracy. 

' l>lr. Phil Rosen/ 63 tnlhs, Rel. Jnne 1; Rev. July 11. 
Sweetheart of Sigma CH'i. College musical. Mary- Carlisle, Buster Crabbei 
, Dir.. Ed. Marlh. ' 80 mins. ' ReL Oct, 1. Rpv. Nov. 14. 

Trailing North. Texas ranger gets far froth borne,, hut gets his man. Bob 
Steele, Doris Hill. Dir. J. P. McCarthy. 55 mins. Rev. June 6. 

los: 5851 Marathon St., PAvnmrktmf : 'tSOl Broadway, 

« Hollywood, Calif. r«*ainO«nj JNew York, IM. Y. 

ig Executive. Story of big business from Alice Duer Miller's story. Rlcardo 
Cortezv Rich. Bennett, Elizabeth Youttg, Sharon isynn, . Dir. EJa-fl 0. 
Kenton. 70 mips. Rel. Aug, 18. Rev. Oct, 3, 
College Humor. Comedy, BIng Crosby, Jack Oakie. Rich, Arlen, Mary Carl- 
isle, Burns and Allen. Dir. Wesley Ruggles^ 6624. Rel. June 30. 
le Song. Dorothea Wleck's first. Holly wood production. Mother love of 
nun for a foundling In. a Spanish convent. Evalyn Venable, Sir Guy 
.Staricirng, Louise Dres'ger. Dir. Mitchell Leisen. 78 mins. ReL Nov. lO; 
-.^ev, Nov. 21, 

Design rfoi* .Living. Adapted from Noel Coward's play, Fredric March, Gary 
Cdiipet, Miriam Hojikins, Ed* E. Hortoh. Dlr, Ernst Lubltach. 90 nlins. 
^- Release :not,. set>-_ "Rjey,: N^^ .. _ 

Disgraced. Story of betrayed love.^^n Twelvetrees, Wuce CaBSU^Dl?' 
Eaii-le C. Kenton. 6740. ReL July 7. Rev. July •' 8.- 

Duck Soap. Marx Brothers' non,«iensicallty. Raquel Torres, Margaret Du- 
mont; Dir. Leo M.cCarey, Sd'minS. Rel, Nov. 27. Rev. Nov. 28. 

Gambling Ship. Explanatory title. Cary Grant, Benlta Hume. ir. Louis 

• Gasnler. 6331. Max Marcln, Rel,' June 23, Rev, July 18. 

Golden Harvest. Story of the mlddlewe-Stern farms and Chicago wheat pit. 

Rich. Arlen. Clifiater Morris, Genevieve Tobln. Dir. Ralph Murphy. 71 
-mills Uel. Oct. 22. lev, Nov. 7. .. • 

Hell arid High Water. Waterfront .story with a' U: S. Uiivy bacltftroUhdinB. 

lllch. Arlen. ..ludltli Allen. Clias. Orape\yin. Sir Guy Stnnd'n Dlr 

Grovcr .lonos and Wm. Slavcns McNutt. Kcl, Oct 



Her Bodyguard. A musical comedy star and her hired sleuth, Wynne Gib- 
son. Edmund Lowe, Johnny Hines, Marjorle White. Dir. Wm. Beaudlne. 
Rel. July 2U Rev; Aug. 8. 
I Love .That Man. (Rogers production.) Romantic drama, Edmund Lowe, 
Nancy CarroIL Dir. Harry Joe Brown. 74 mins, ReL June 9, Rev, 
. July 11. 

i' No Angel. Hke West originaL Mae West in tights as. a lion tamer. 
Cary Grant Edw. Arnold, Ralf Harolde. Dir. Wesley Ruggles. 87 mins. 
Rel. Oct 13. Rev. Oct . 17. 
international Houiei . Farce comedy. Peggy Hopkins Joyce, W. C. Fields, 
Riidy .Vallee, Stuart Erwln, Sari Maritza, Burnr and Allen .Cab Callor 
way. Dir. Eddie Sutherland. 68 mins. ReL June 2. Rev. May 30, 
Jennie Gerhardt. From the Theo. Dreiser story. Sylvia Sidney, Donald Cook, 
Mary Astor. 'Dir. Marlon Gerlng. 96 mins. Rel. June 16. Rey. Juiie 13. 
Mama Lbviss. Papa. Trial's of a henpecked. Chas. RuggUs. Mary .Bolahd, 
Lllyan Tashtnan, Walter Catlett Dir. Norman McLeod. ReL July 14. 
Rev. July 26, 

Man of the Forest. Western. Harry Cairey, Etandolph. Scott, lUle. 
Dir. Henry Hathaway. ReL July 14. Rey. Oct 31. 

Mldnlgiit Club, The. London jewel thieves. Geo. Raft, Clive Brook. Guy 
Standing, Alison Skipworth. Dir. Geo. SOmnes and Alex EU,1L Rel.; 
July '^8, ReV; Aug. L. . 
One Sunday Afternoon,! From "the stage play. Loves in a . sihall town, Gary 
Cooper; Fay . Wray4_. Nlel Hamilton. Frances, Fuller. Dlr; Louis D, 
Llghton. 68 mins. Rel. Sept 1. Rev. Sept. 6. 
Song of Songs; From Suderman's story and Sheldon's play. Marlene Die- 
trich, Brian Aherne, Lionel AtwiU. Dir. Rouben MamoiiUan. 70 mins. 
Rev. July 26. 

Tiake a Chance. Roland & Brlce production of the stage .musical.. Jas. Dunn, 
GllfE Edwards; June Knight, LilUari Roth. Dir. Lawrence Schwab. 8ft 
mins. ReL Oct 27. Rev. Nov. 28. 
This Day and Age.. Revolt of the ciiUdren. against polltlcs-and gangsters. 
Chas. Blckford. Judith Allen. Dir. Cecil de Mllle. 82 mins. Rel, Aug.; 
25. Rev. Aug. 29, 

Three Corneried Mooii. -From the stage play. Domestic problems of a mil ly 
insane fahiijiy. , Claudette Colbert, Rich. Arlert, Mary Boland. Dir. I- 
liott Nugent 70 mins. ReL Aug. 4. R.ev. Aug. 16. 

Thundering Herd, The.' tJpper class weigterii with the usual Ingredients. 
Randolph Scott, Judith Allen, Buster Crabbe, Noah Beery, Ray Hatton, 
Dir. Henry Hathaway. S7 mihs. ReL Nov. 24. 

Tillle and Gua. Keeper of a Chinese riesbrt and her .brother, an Alaskan' bad 
man come back home to claim their Inheritance, a battered ferry boat 
W. C. Fields and Allison Skipworth handle the comedy with plenty of 
opportunity. Dir. Francis Martin. 67 mins. . ReL Oct 13. Rev. Nov.. 14 

Too Muoh Harmony.. Usual backstage story. Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie,^Skeets 
Gallagher, Harry <5reen, Ned Sparks, Judith Allen. Dir. Eddie Suther 
land. 70 inins, Rel. Sept 16.- Rev. Sept 26. . 

Torch Singer, The. Unwed mother doubles as a cabaret hotcha and a radio 
mother talker.- Claudette Colbert, Rlcardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda 
Robert!, Dir. lex Hall and Geo, Sommers.. 70 mins. Rel. Sept 8. Rev, 
Oct 10. 

'Way to Love, The. Chevalier, incognito, flnds romance with a French car- 
nival troupe. Anii Dvorak. Ed. Everett Horton. Minna GombelL Dit 
Norman Taurog. '83 mins, Rel.. Oct 20. . Rev.. Nov. 14, 
White Woman. Tropical story with a brutal white Tc ng* of an island colony. 
Chas. Laughtoh, Carole Lombard, Chas. Blckford, Dlr, Stuart Walker, 
66 mins. ReL Nov. 3. Rev.. Nov. 21. 



Principal 



Office: 1270: Sixth Ave., 
New York, N. Y. 

Jaws of Justice. (Principal.) Kazan, the dog, In a melodrama of the. North 
west Mounted Police, with Richard Terry and Ruth Sullivan. 64 mins. 
ReL pec. . 16. 

Tarzan the Fearless. (Principal.) Feature aind eight subsequent two-part 

chapters. Buster Crabbe,. Jacqueline Wells. Dir. Robt HilL 60 mins. for 

feature. ReL July 19. Rev, Aug. 16. 
Thunder Over Mexico. (Principal). Eisensteln's Mexican made picture over 

which' there has been so much controversy. All native cast. 60: mins, 

Rel. Nov. 16. Rev. Sept 26. 



Studios: 



R.K.O. Radio 



Office: R.K.O. Bidg., 
Radio City, N.Y.C, 

Ace of Aces. A pacifist jgbes to war and becomes a great, aviator with a lust 
for killing, Richard Dlx, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Bellamy. 78 mins. Dir. 
J. Walter Ruben. ReL O6tv .20. ReV.- Nov. 14. 

After Tonight. A beautiful. Russian spy falls in love with an . Austrian spy 
but they place duty to their countries above loVe. Constance Bennett 
Gilbert Roland. Dir. George Archainbaud. 72 mins. Rel. Nov;^ 10.- Rev 
Nov. .7. 

Aggie Appleby, Maker' of Men. A woman reforms two of the men in her 

life, making a gentleman of the rowdy and a rowdy of the gentleman. 

Wynne Gibson, Charles Farrell, William Gargan, Zasu Pitts. Dir. Mark 

Sandrich.. 73. jnins. ReL Npv. s: Rev. Oct. 24. 
Ann VIckers. From the Sinclair . ticwis noveL Irene Dunn, Walter Huston, 

Conrad Nagel. Dir. John Cromwell. 76 mins. Rel. Sept 22.' Rev. 

Oct 3. ■ ' ' 

Bed of Roses. A girl of the streets reform^ because of her love for a 
Mississippi boat man. Constance.. Bennett, Joel McCrea, Pert Kelton, 
John Halliday; Dir. Gregory LaCavai. 67 mins. Rel. July 14. .Rev. 
July 4. 

Before Dawn. Taken from Edgar Wallace's last mystery novel. Stu&rt Er- 
wln,. Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland. Dir. Irving Pichel. 61 mins. ReL 
Aug. 4. Rev. Oct 24. 

Big Brain, The. A small town barber becomes a big time gambler and 
crooks George R Stone, Fay Wray, Phillips Holmes, Lilian Bond. Dir. 
George Archainbaud. 72 mins. Rel. June. 16. Rev. Aug. 8. 

Blind Adventure. Adventures in London during one foisgy night. Robert 
Armstrong, Helen Mack, Roland Young, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Ernest B; 
Schoedsack. ^ . mlns. Released Aug. 18. Rev. Nov. 7. ' 

Chance at i-leaven. The rich city girl who dazzles the country boy and mar- 
ries him only to send him back to his small town sweetheart. Joel 
McCrea, Ginger Rogers, Marlon Nixon. Dir. William Seiter. 72 minq. 
Released Oct 27. 

Cross. Fire. Action weatern; Tom Keehe. Betty Fumess, E<dgar Kennedy. 

Dir. OttO'Brower.. 66 mins. ReL June 30. 
Deluge, The. Odd story of the world after a, second deluge, Peggy. Shannon, 

Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer, Matt Moore. Dir. Feltx E. Feist Rel. 
. Sept 16. R:ev. Oct lo. 

Double Harness. A girl who got ber man. Ann Hardiiig, William PowelL 
Dir. John CroinweU. 70 mine. Rev. July. 26. 

I^'lamlng Gold. Adventures In the oU fields of Tampico. Bill Boyd, Mae Clark, 

Pat O'Brien. Directed by Ralph Ince. 63 mins. Released $ept 29. 
Flying Devils. Triangle in a flying circus. Arllne Judge, Bruce' Cabot Dir. 

-Russell .BirdwelL eO nHns. Rel. Aug. 14; Rey. Aug. 29. 
Headline 'Shootei^. , Adventures of a hewsreel -camerama'n. William Gairgati, 

,France£l Dee, Ralph Bellamy, Jack .La Rue. Dir. Otto BroWer. 61 mind, 

Rel, July 28: Rev. Oct. 24. 

doodbye Love. A butler and' his master both ^ become : involved with gold 
^__dlggers. Charlie' Ruggles, 'Verree Teasdale, Mayo Methpt, Sidney BljLck- 

rnerr^hjillirTBliiTry;^^Dir.'-by--l*rrBrace— Hum^l^ Rel. 

Nov. 10,. ^ . 

Little Women. Talker -version' of the Louisa Alcott story, Katherine Hep- 
burn, Joan .Bennett; Paul Lukas, Frances. Dee, Jean Parker, Edna Mae 
Oliver. vDir. Ge*. Ciikor. I17 m ns. .Rel. Nov. 24. Rev. Nov. 21. 

Melody Cruise, lilusicai novelty which takes place oh a wortd- bruise, Charlie 
Ruggles« Phil Harris, Greta Hissen. Helen .Mack. Dir. Mark Sieindrlch, 
76 mins. ReL June 23. 



Court Orders 3 ReadiDg 
Hoases on the Block 



Reading, Pa., Dec, 4, 
By court order the Astor, $1,000,- 
000 Perin street, 3,000-seat theatre; 
the Strand, $400,000 neighborhood 
Iheifttre m North Reading, seatlnff 
2,000, and a smaller house, the San 
toy. In another residential section, 
are to be sold- The first, two are 
operated by Warner; their lease la 
riot aftected by .-the court proceed- 
ings. 

The prpceedii.g was brought by 
Dr. arid Mrs, H. J. Schad, holders 
<tf a $600,000 second . mortgage^ 
against Carr & . Schad. original 
©•WrierS arid operators of the houses. 
Dr. Schad vais ohce a meriiber Of 
Ihe Carr & Schad firm, iwiiich later 
became a corporation; With Charles . 
H. Schlegel as president Schlegel ■ 
turned o^ver .a large part of his stock 
to a bank as security for obligation^ 
to the bank; 

In addition to the $600,000 second 
mortgage, there is a $540,000 mort- 
gage tp be cprisidai-ed In the case, 
"the rentals on the hpuse, were over 
$125,060. 

Saturday (9) at the court house 
here was 'fixed as the tiriie for the 
sale of the three theatres. 

McDade, Pitt Exhib; 
Cleared in Wife's Death 

Pittsburgh, Dec. 4. 
Edward J. McDade, 23, former 
suburban theatre operator here, was 
exonerated by a coroner's Jury In 
connection with the repent death of 
his wife, iiirs. McDade died In a 
local hospital after falling or beinig 
ptushed from her husband's moving 
par. McDade claimed she juriiped 
herself, having often threatened to 
pohimlt suicide because her husband 
was having an affaiir with another 
woman. .. 

McDade'a theatre, the Elliott,, was 
sold at i a : Constable's sale a couple 
of weeks ago for back rerit 



GOktrom's Last Trio 



Ibertson* Arthur 
ins. Rel, Sept, 29, 



Midshipman Jack. Annapolis story, ruce Cabot, 
Lake, Betty Furness. Dir. Christy Cabanne.. 
Rev. Nov. 21. 

Morning Glory. Backstage EttOry of a country girl's rise and fall. Katherine 
Hepburn. Doug. Fairbanks, Jr.,. Adolphe Mehjou, Mary i:)uncan. Dir 
LoweU Sherman.' 70 mifii; ' Rel. Aug. -18. Rev. Aug, 22. — ^ 

No Marriage Ties. From an unproduced play. Satire on advertising agencies. 
Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allen. Dir. J. Walter Ruben. 76 mins, Kel. Aug, 
11, Rev. Aug, 8. 

One Man's Journey. Country doctor achieves fame. Lionel Barrymore, May 
Robson, Joel -McCrea. Dir. John JRobertson. 72 mins. Rel. Sept, 8, 
Rev. Sept. 6.. 

Professlohal Sweetheart. The story of a radio singer who is forcied to live 
up to her publicized angelic character when her gi'ca test desire Is to be 
naiughty-naughty. Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, Gregory ItatofC. Zasu 

^. Pi ttg;^ Cjr. Wlillam_A^ Seiter. IZ miris. R^l. June ». ReVi July 18. 

"Rafter Romance. A"7sl6ry".~of""Gfe'e"n'w1feTr^VllTageT^^ 

Foster, . Geo. Sidney, Laura Hope Crews, Uobt. Uenthley. Dir. U'ni 
Seltcr. 75 mins. ReL Sept; 1. 

Right'to Romance, The. A famous woman beauty .speciali.st decides to go or, 
a spree and becomes involved In a scries of o.xciting adventure-.". Anii 
Harding, Nils Asther, Sari Maritza, Irving Pichel. Dlr- Alfred S.'iiUl'II. 
67 mins, Rel, 'Nov'. 17, 

Tomorrow at Seven. Novel y.stery. Clu-.vter Vlvlonne Os- 

borne, Frank McHugh. Cnrlght; 62 mi June 2; Rev, 

..Ilily 4. 



HoUjTvood, iDep. 4. 

Arvid Gillstrom concludes his 
Paramount . contract .with the com- , 
pletion- of three more siiorts. A 
Bing Crosby, two-reeler has' been 
callied off because Par -Is afraid the 
filler might interfere with tho 
crooner's standing as a .star. 

Leon Errors 'Berntiuda or Bust* 
and a Harry Langdpn musical for 
which the/comlp Is writing severa;! 
tunes are ready to start. This 
leaves only an Brrol to go "for Gill- 
strom. 



BERMUDA TAXES 

Reail Estate Escape* But Theatres 
Soeked 



Hamilton, Bermuda, Dec. 4. 
Bermuda's 3,000 radio owners es- 
caped proposed radio tax when tho 
chairman cast his vote against It 
after the House .Of Assembly split 
14-14.' 

Other ..amusements did not es- 
cape, however. Amiisement tax 
passed after a bitter fight. Tax is 
graded from a penny on every shill- 
ing. "What an 'amusement' Is has 
yet to be defined by law. That's 
where the squawk coritea in at presr 
ent 

Sweepstakes also taxed from now 
ijri. Bilt Still th& Isles bpasts no 
taxes on real estate, income or in- 
heritarice. Who said 'Bermuda, the 
place ithat! is diiferent? 



Roach Keeps Barty 

Hollywood, ;Dec. 4, 
Jack Barty, English oonilc, .stays 

at Roach for anothei* three nionthk, 
Has been appearing, in all-star 

series. 



OPERA ON SIDE 

Rpchester, pec. 4, 
—■f-Monroe- theatre, class nabe house, 
tried Manhattan Opera Company in 
'Barber of Seville' with cast of 30 
and an orchestra as stage attrap-i 
.tlon two nights. 

Four bits top with 'Mayor of 
Hell' as feature pic aiid dolnig good 
biz.. 



— — BOAil5)KiL^IHpAY&-$450~= 
i^o]Iy^vood, Dec, 4. 

S'ult of Luden C. Wheeler, prl- 
v,')te detective, against Eleanor 
lioarclmari for money alleged, due 
for obtaining evidence presented in 
the ac'tre.ss' di\'oroe action asaln.st 
King Vidor has boon .♦set tloil out of 
fourt for $450. 

Detective had 



S2 VARiETY Taesday, December 5, 1933 




S4 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



CEENDAR OF CURRENT REEASES 



(Continued from page 31) 

United Artists n«w vork. n. v. 

Advlfca to the L^ovelorn. Romance and adjcsntiires of reporter who edits the 
' agony column and eventually exposes~nhe drug racket. Dir. A«rea 
Werker, Pel, Dec. 1. 
itt«r Sweet. (Brltlah made). Noel Coward's Operetta. Romance (Ol wealthy 
English beauty who elopes to Vienna with her music teacher. Anna 
Neagle; Fernand Graavey. Dir. Herbert Wl|cox- 93 mmo. Re'- Sept. 
22. Rev. Aug. 29. 

lood Money. The ball bohd racket with a love angle. Geo. Bancroft, Frances 
Dee. Dir. Rowland Brown, 66. mins. Rel. Nov* 17. Rev. Nov. 21. 
BoWery, The. Story of the rivalry between Chuck Connors andjISteve Brodje, 
famous Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Wallace Beery^ G«org« Raft, Jackie 
Cooper, Fay Wray. blr. Jiaoul Walsh. Rel. Sept 29. R$v; Oct lOi 
roadway Through a Keyhole. Walter Wlnchel^Ta ■ atorjr of Broadwa^^^ 

stance Cummlngs, Russ Columbo. Panl Kelly. Dir. Lowell Sherman. 
90 mIns. Rfel. Oct 13. Rev. Nov. 7. 
Emperor Jones. Eugene CNelll's famous drama of at Pullman ^porter who 
becomes ruler of a Weist Indian island. Paul. Robeson, Dudley Digges* 
Dir. Dudley Murphy. «0 mIns. Rel. Sept. 8. Rev- Sept 26.. 



Henry Vlli (British made). Henry and his six wives. Chas. Laughton.. 
^— >»' 93 mins. Rel. Oct. 16. Rev. Oct 17, ; 



AleX; Korda. 
aMuerader, The, 



Based on John Huiiter Booth's adaptation 6t Katherlne 
Cecil ThJrston's novel. Cousins of Identical appearance c|iange places, 
with Intriguing political and Tomantic results, Ronald ^Colman, EliasI 
Landl. Dir. Richard W:allace. 75 mins. , Rel. Sept. 1. Rey, Sept 6. 
6arharang. Love amid the pearl d^6rs in Malaysia, I^atlve cast Dir. Ward 
Wing. 60 mini Rel.- Jun* 23. Rev, July .4, 



Glaofettea of Paris. (Equitable.) Gold digger story In Parisian locale, Madge 
"" Bellamy, Natalie Moort\ead. Dir. Alphonse Martel. 69 minB, Rev, 
Oct 17. 

Helifs Holiday. (Superb.) 'Compilati<>n .of war scenes. 90 mInS. Rev. July 18. 
Her Forgotten Paat. (Mayfalr.) Socletr girl marries her chaufteur then weOs 
a lawyer believing her first husband dead, Monte Blue, Barbara Kent. 
Dir. Wesley Ford. B6 mins. Rev, Nov. 7, 
Her Splendid Folly fProgresalve), Studio girl impersonates a fft?'Jn 5?"?'^ 
wood. liilllan Boiid, Beryl. Mercer, Theo. von Eitz. Dir. Ralph Black. 
60 .mins. Rey. Nov. 14. 
HIa Private Secretary. Girl converts her -father-ln<law to approval ol -his 
sOn'$ marriage. E^ralyn Knapp, John Wayne. ' Dlr, Phil H;. Whiter 
man, 68 inlns. ReL June 10^ .Rey, Aug, 8, 
Important WIttieM, the. (Towier,) Story With a gangster touch, but mostly 
done In a long distance bua. Noel Francis, Donald Dillaway. Dir. 8am 
Newfeld, 63 QtioB, Rev. Sept. 26. 
Cauohlno at Ufe. (Haacot) Story of a gun-running, adventurer. Victor. Mo* 
liaglen, Concbita Montenegro. Ruth Hall. Dir. Ford Beebe. 71 mlna. 
Rev. July 18. 

Mr. Broadway. (Broadway-Hollywood.) A day Id the life of a B'Way <iol> 
lumnlst with Ed. Sullivan taking the camera, around. Big cast names 
In for a moment to olilige the columnist Dir,> Johnnie Walker. .69 mins, 
Rel, Sept Rev. Sept 19. .. 
Neidhbort Wives, (dyndlcatei). Domestic murder prbbleni. Dorothy' i .Mao- 

kalll, Tdiq Moore. Dir. Franpis Natteford, -66 mins. Rev. Oct '17.. 
Police Call. (Showmen.) Ring story with an adventure angle. Nick 'Stuart, 
Merna Kennedy. Dir.. Phil . Whlteman. 63 mins. Rel, Aug.. Rey. Aug.' 29. 
Ship.of 'Wanted Men. (Showmen,) Crew of refugees fight over a giri rescued 
in mid-ocean, Leon WaycofC, GertrUde Astor; .-Dir. ' Lew, C<>llln$i 60 
mins. Rev. Noy. "21. . it^ 

Sleepless Nights (Remington). ritlsti made story oii ^arci6al> lines. .Polly 
Wallcer, Stanleiy Luplno. ir. Thb^; Bentley. (iS mir^ ReL ' July 21. 
Rev. July 26; ' 
Taming of the Jungle. Animal training methods.; 



irpr^ign Langiiflige Films 



Studloi Universal 



City, 
Calif. 



Univ^rsfil 



: 730 F^lfth ., 
N*w Vorlir . . V* 

Bombay. Mail... Edmund Lowe Production. Dir.. Ed Marin. Rel,. .Dec. 
By Candlelight, Sophisticated cbniedy-drama; i^aul Lukas, Ei[i«sa LaiidU Nils 
Astlier.. Esther Ralston, ' Dir. James Whale. ' Rel* Dec, .4^ 

CounseJIor at Law. Drama.' John Barrymore, 6.ebe. Daniels,- Dlr,. Wm: 
Wyler. Rel. Nov. 27. 

Oon^t Bet 01^ Love. Comedy-drama. Lew AyreSi Mur- 
wy Roth. mins. Rel. July J 3i . Rev, Aug, 1. 

FlddMii'-BucKaroo. Western. Ken iAaynard. Dir. Ken Maynard.. , July 20, 
Her First Mate. Comedy. Summerville-Plfts.. Dir. Wm. Wyler. ' . 8. 

Rev. Sej^t. 6, ' . 

Invisible Man, Mystery-drama. Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart Henry Travers, 
Una O'Connor. Dir. James Whale. 70 .mlhs. Rel. Nov. 13. Rey. Nov. 21 
Ing for a Night. Comedy-drama. ' Chegtei: Morris, Alice White, Helen 

Twelvtetrees. Dir. Kurt Neumann, 
ing of the Arena.: Ken Maynard . in a circqs atory. 

Kortman. 6 reels. . Reli June 18,. 
Ing ot Jazz. . The, Reissue, with Paul Whlteman, Dir. John 

Murray Anderson. - 9 reels, -Rel. June L' 
. Honor and 6h, Baby. Comedy.' Slith SummerviUe, Zadu Pitts, Lucille 
Gieason, Veree Teasdale, Donald Meek: Dlr, Eddie Buzzeli. 63 mins. 
Rel, Oct 16; Rev.. Oct. 31. . , ' 

Moonlight and Pretzels. Musical. Mary Brian, Roger Prybr;. Leo Carrlllp. 
.,^,> Dir. Brlce-Freuiid, Rel; JUly 27- Retr. Aug, 29, , ' 

Myrt and Marge. Musical. Myrtle Vail, Donna Domeril, Eddie. Foy, Jr., Ted 
Healy, Grace Hayes, J. Farrell MacDonald. Dir. Al Boasberg. - Rel. 
Dec. 11. 

Only Yesterday. Dramatic love story.. John Boles, Margaret. SuUavan, Reg- 
inald Deiiny, BiUle Burke. Dir. . John StahL 106 mins,. Rel. Nov, .6 
Rev. Nov. 14, 

Rebel,. The. (German made.) Napoleonic story in the Austrian Tyrol. Vllma 
Banky, Luis Trenker, Victor Vartoni. Dir. Luis Trenker, Edwin Knopf 
Bel, June. 1. Rev; Aug, 1, 
iders of Justice, Westiern,. Ken Maynard. Rel. Dec.' ,18. 

Saturday's Millions Football iatory. Robt. Toung, Leila Hyams, Johnny. Mack 
Brown, Dir. Edw, Sedgwick; 76 mins. Rel. Oct. 9. Rev. Oct. 17. 

Secret of the Blue Roonf. Mystery drama. Lionel AtWlll, Paul Lukas,^ Gloria 
Stuart Dir. Kurt Neumann. .61. mins. Rel. July 20. Revi Sept 19^ 

8.O.S. .Iceberg. An Arctic expedition is stranded in Greenland. Rod LaRocque, 
Gilbert Gowland, Lehi Reifenstahl Dir. Tay Gamett 117 mins. (road- 
show). Rev. Sept 26, 

Strawberry Roan, Western," KcSn . Maynard. Dir. Alan James, Rel, Oct. 23 



(Note: 



Studios: 



Burbank, 

calif. 



Warner Brothw* ^'"'^••teiytU.V, 



Baby Face. The story of a hard-boiled girl wbo reached the top. .. Barbara 
SUnwyck., Geo; Brent Dir. Alfred B. Green. 71 mins. ReL July t. 
^ev,- June '27. • 

Captured I Behind the scenes in a German prison. Leslie Howfird, Douglas 
Fairbanks, Jr., Paul Lukas, Marjgaret Lindsay.' Dir. Roy d0l Ruth. 
72 mins, Rel, Aug. 19. Rev. Aug. .22. . . 

College Coach. A football story with .a new twist. Dibk Powell, Ann Dvorak, 
Pat O'Biieh and Lyie Talbot : Dir. William ' A. Wellluan, 77 mins 
'Rel. NoVi .4. RiBV. Nov. 14. 
Disraeli, Political drama of England. George Arlids, Joan Bennett • Dir. Al 

fred Green. 88 mins. Re-rel. Dec. 16, 
Ever in My Heart. War theme story, but without conflict angle, German- 
American husband and ah' American wife.: Barbara Stanwyck, Otto 
Kruger, Ralph Bellamy. Dir. Archie' Mayo. 70 mins. Rel. Oct -28 
Rev. Oct, 17. 

Finger r^an. A petty gangster Anally breaks away from his gang. James 
Cagney, Mae Clark and Leslie Fenton. Dir. Roy Del Ruth. Rel. Dec. 9. 

Footllight Parade. Gala- musical with backstage!, locale. James Cagrney. Joan 
Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, .Dir. Lloyd Bacpn. .129^ mins, 
Dances by Busby Berkeley. Rel. Oct 2. Riev. Oct. 10.. 
From Headquarters. A crime drama with a murder committed right In head 
quarters. George Brent, Margaret Lindsay and Eugene Pallette. Dir: 
William Dleterle. 63 mins. ReL Dec; .2, Rev, Nov, 21, 

Golddiggers- of 1933. New version of AVery Mopwbod's stagepl^y done as a 
super-musical. Warren Williams, Joan Blondell, Dir,^ Mervyn LeKoy. 
94 mins. ' Rel, lla.y 27. Rey. J^ne-'IS. '. ' ' , 
Havana Widows. Comedy of twio burlesque queens on the rhalce: in Havana 
Joan Blondell, Glenda FarrelL vpir^-Ray Enrlght. S2 mins; ReL Nov. 18. 

Hbujte~Ort 56tH Btreef. DFftTia of if gamblihi? lady;.' "Kay Frawclflf,^ 

Goftez, Gfene Raymond,; Margq^ret Llnds&y and Frank .MfeHugh. . Dir.: 
Robert FJorey. 68 mins, ..lieL Dee, .23.' 
Kennel Murder Case. A drama depleting the unusual' solution of an unusual 
murder; William Powell, Mary. Aator,- Helen Vinson, Ralph Morgan and 

Eugene^ J»allMt§^iyr^_Mlcl»ael._Qirtl!i,..^;7^^ 

Oct 317' ' 

Life of Jimmy DQlan» The, From a recent noviel. Prizefighter finds regeherr 
atlon. Doug Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MoMahon. Guy Kibbe. 
89 mins.- "ReL .lime 3. Rev. June 20. 

Mary Stevens., M.Oi; .Story of a .'woman doctor. Kay i<'ranois, Lyle .'i?al- 
bot, G]enda FarrelL Dlr; Lloyd Bacon. 71 mins. ReL July -22, Rev. 
. Aug. .'8,. ■ 

Mayor of Hell, The. From Isetln Auster's drama. Reform school background; 
J as. Cagney, Madge Evans, Frankle Darrow. Dir. Archie Mayo, 90 
. mins. Rel, June 24, ..Rev, July 4. . . .h 
. fiJarrow Corner, The. From, the story by W. Somerset Maugham. South Sea. 
locale.' Doug Fairbanks, Jr., Fatrlda Ellis. Ralph Bellamy, Dudley Dig- 
ges. Dlr, Alfred E. Green. 67 mins,' ..r.ei. July 8. Rev. July 18, 
Private Detective 62, From:a Action stoiry. .William Powell, Margaret Lind- 
I i-y. say, 67 mins. ReL June 17. aev, . July ll, 

- Silk Express, The, Mystery drama of silk shipments^ lien 

Jenkins.' Dudley Digges. 61 mlna ReL June 10.. 
Son of a Sailor, Comedy of a frivolous, sailor. Joe E. loyd 

3acon. Rel. Dec. 23, : 
The Man from- Monterey. Western drama. John Wayne, Ruth Han, Dir. 

Mack V, Wright 6T mins. Re). July 22. Rev. Aug. 22, , 
Voltaire, Life of France's celebrated wit and philosopher, Cieorg-e Arllss, 

Doris Kenyon, ' Margaret Lindsay. Dlr, John Adolfl. 72 mins. Rel 

■ ^ ^^ =Augr^B;=^ReVF^AUg.=^r ^ — = ^ — '^ V^ . — - — W~ ^-J-^ ^: .:=^:,==^_==^ 



ecause of the alow movement of foreign. Alms, thlr Hat covem .Q^e 
• " year of releases.)' 
(Most 9t these, available with Chgllsb titles,) 

Berlln-Alexanderplatz .fGer) (Capital). Strong crime drama, flelnrloh 

George, Marij?: Bard.;! Dir. 'Plill JutzL 90 .n(ina. . .ReL May. l; /Rev^'May M. 
Bettelttudent, Dor. (General,) (Ger.) Dlr, Vl^^tiir ; if^nsoa." 

mins, ReL pet 16r 

CincI Qehtlemafi NIaudIt (Protex) (French). Mystery drama, v jtcine .l4ffeyi<t|. 

Harry Baur. Dir. Jullen Duvlvier. 78 fnina, ReL. Jan. Rev. ' Ja^n, ,M, , : 
Dits Machttgall Madei. (Capital) (Ger). Lbve In HawalL . Leo' Lastjry. 

' 80 mlps;..'ReL J.an. 15. R^y.. Jan;. 31, . 
Oer Bravfl Suender (Grer) (European), Fast comedy. . Mas -Pallenberg; Dir. 

Fritz Kottner. 90 mina. ReL April 1. Rev, April 4.' 
ber Hauptmahh von Kopqnlck (Kinematrade) <der). tidthedir. - tiax Adalbert 
Dlr,. Richard Oswald. 96 niins. ReL Jaii, 16. Rev. Jan. 24. 

Oer Schwartze -Hussar (Protex) <Ger.).. Co'stume romance. Conirajil Veldt 
Dir.' Gerhard Lamprecht 90 mins. . ReL Deo^ 1. Rey, Jan, S. 

Dos Noches (Hotfbeiv) (l^panlsh). Musical. .Conchlta Montenegro; Ir. Car- 
los Borcosque. 66. mine. ReL .May 1, 

Donna d'Uha Notts (Portale) (Italian). Court adventure. Francesca Bertlnl. 

Dir. Marcel L'Herbler.' 86 mlna ReL Marob t: Rey. March 14. . . 
Drei f age Mlttaiarrett (German) (Capital). Fc^ Oieitnan ifarce wlUi iqill-atai 

cast Dir.CarlBoese. 80 mins. ReL May 1. Rev. May 23. 
Orunter und Drueber (Ger.) (Germanla). Musical comedy. Dir. Max Neu- 

fold. 86 liilns. .R«L Dec; 16. Rev. Dec 20. ^ 
Sine tiebesnacht (German) (Capital). Farce. Hairry Lledkei. Dir. Joe May 

82 mina ReL May 1. Rev, May 23. 
Eine Naoht in Paradiea (Kinematrade) (Ger). Musical comedy. Anny. Ondra 

90 mlna ReL , Feb. I. Rev, Feb. 28, 
Eine Tuer Geht Auf»< (Protpx) ((3erl). Mystery thriller. Dir. Alfred Zelaler. 

68 mlna ReL Feb. L • Rev. Feb. 7. ' ^ 

En QIad Qutt (N;orwoglan) (Scandinavian). Fromi BjOrAson's novel.- Ir. 
John BrunluB. 80 mins. Rel. Nov. 16. 

Fraii Lehman's Tochter (Ger) (Genepal). Melodrama. ir 
Karl H^lnz Wolff. 82 mins. Rel. Oct 16. 

Frau Von .Der Man Spricht (German) (General), ilady Christiana Melo 

drama. Dir. Viktor Jansen. 76 mins. Rel, April 16, ...Rev. May ?. 
Friederike (Kinematrade) (Ger), Dramatic operetta based on Qoethe's life 
MadV' Christiana 90 mina ReL March 16, Rev. Feb, 28. 

Qefahren Der Llebe (German) (Madison). Sex drama, Tony Van Eyck 

^ir, Eugen Tbiele, 66 -mins. Rel. May 1. Rev. May .8. 
Grosie ' ^ttraetion, .Die (Bavaria) (Ger.), Drama . Is" show bizl Richard 

Tauber, Dir.' Max Reichmann. 70 mlna Rel. . Aug.: 1, ' 
Hellseher, Der (Oer) (General). Farce, Max Adalbert Dir. Eugen T.hleie 

ReL Sept !• FpJ- 
Hertha'a Erwachen (Protex) (Ger.), Delicate life problenol Dlr, Gerhard 

Lainprecbt 95 mins, Rel, March 10. Rev, March 14, 
Heute Nactit EveifttueU (Ger.) (General). Musical comedy. Dir. EL W. Emo 

80 mlna ReL July 1. 
riolzapfel Welst Alles (German) (Capital). Cothedy. Fe|lx Bressart Dlr 
Viktor Janson. 86 mins, ReL' Jan. 1. Rev; Jan. 17. 

Horizon (Russ) (Amkino). Jewish search for home. Dir. Lev KuleshoV,' 62 

mina ReL May lO. Rev. May liS; 
Hyppolit a LakaJ (International) (Hungarian). Fast farce. Dir. Szekdy Ist 
Van. 77 mins. ReL Jan, Rey. Jan. 17. 

Ich Glaub NIe Mehr an Eine Frau (Bavaria) (Ger.). Life of a sailor. Richard 
Tauber, Dir. H. Reichmanii; 80 mins. Rel, Oct. 1. Rev. Oct. 24, 

Ich Will Nicht Wissen Wer Du Bist (Interworld) (Ger). Musical, Dir. Geza 

von Efolvary. Haid, Froehllch. 70 mins. ReL Feb. 16. Rev, Feb. 21. 
Island of boom (Russ) (Amkino). Two - men and a woman on a desert Isle. 

Dir, Timonshenko. .90 mins, Rel, July 16, Rev, July 18, 
Ivan, (Garrison)' (Russ.). Transformation of peasants. Dir. Dovzhenko. 
mlna. ReL Feb. 1. Rey. March 7. 

July 14 ^Protex) s(Frehch). .Sentiment to ihuslc, Annabella, lair 

76 mins, ReL Oct 16. Rev, Oct. 24. 

Korvettenkapltaen (Ger.) (General). Military farcei 76 mips. ReL Apr|l' 1 
Lachende Erben (Ger.) (Ufa). Farce. Max Adalbert. Dir. Max Ophuels 

77 mins. ReL Nov, 16. 

Laubenkotonle (Ger.) (General). Farce, Dir, 80 mlna Rel 

May - 16,. . :Rev, June 6. 

Laughter Through Tears (Viddish) Worldklno), rom a Sholom Aleichem 

noveL Dir, G. Crltcher, 78 mins. Rel. Nov. 15. Rev, Nov. 21, 
tockende Zlei, oiaa (Ger,) (Bavaria). Musical. . Richard Tauber. - ijir, Man 
'-Reichmann. 86 mins. ReL June 15. Rev, June 20. 

Dir 



NEW JERSEY OPS MAKE 
CHARGES AGAINST 24 



Newark, bee. 4. 
Vide Chanc^nor Stelii t^as signed 
an QtHer restraining Louis . Kauf. 
maon,: business agent oC ' Newark 
Motion Picture. Operators'^ Local 244 
frbm Interfering with six complain<^ 
aiits against hini, the local "and its 
ofilcei's. 

The (^pmplainahts are senior mem- 
sers ot the Ipcal who allege in. their 
bill tbat Kaufmann has: 'for im- 
pk-oper a,nd illegal motives of. his 
own dominated and contrplled, by 
means of coercion, intimidation,' and 
other -wrfingful means,' the membeirs, 
ofllcers, committees, executlye.board - 
iaiid. trustees, a,hd also the . moving 
picture theatre managers of Essex 
County,'" 

It is charged all but five pf th 
picture h.9UtS.e9 of ETssez e,inp.lpy ex- 
clusiyielsr metnbers of the lociai and 
nj^nibers'aye not.permittifeCto ieek 
employment from the theatres or to 
Iteiip theiif jjbhs .eixcept Jby jbhe orders 
of ^ Kaufmann Oa,nd his aaslstanta. 
.ThiS 'CilveS-.the^businesB kgent abso-> 
lute 'PdwQr.i.which he has .exercised 
trithout .;e4)uitaLble systi^m for. 
his own gain, it la charg^di 

..The |>ill . illustrates by. -the case of 
p^vid B.VJ^Cpi;ackeh, \yho has been 
an.: operAt(ir'{i4' years. He. ha^ been 
Teceivini^ -wages bf $100 a week and 
llO •overtime' from the Cameo^ 
South . Otange. 'Without any. order 
itrom the^ Cam.eo or . Rex he was di- 
rected Nov. -is by Kaufmann to 
transfer from the Cameo tp the Rex, 
Irvlngton, -where h.ls salary wpuld 
be ISO. This, . he argues, is Kauf- 
mann's way of getting even for Mc- 
cracken's not liking Kaufniann's 
way of doing business, 

ThiB bill also states that in flyo' 
years the members have paid the 
loca,l $200,000 for which no satlsfac<^ 
tory accounting has ever been made 
and that money has beon paid im- 
properly and -illegally. 

This bill pf complaint is similar 
to thOBO filed by the Junior members 
laist summer and Kaufmann Is still 
restrained under them. . - .The date 
for hiearing oni these has not bee!n 
set. The new bill is returnable t(>- 
day (4), 



83 



Camilla Splra. 



Miscellaneous Releases 



Police 6 clal cleverly 
Dir. Arthur Hoerl. 66 



JBefore Morning. (Greenblatt.) From a stage play. 

traps a murderess. Leo CarlUo, Lora. Baxter, 

mins. Rev. Nov. 21. 
Big Chance, The, (Eagle.) Prlzeflghter-soclalite etory. Joh Merna 

Kennedy.. Dir. AL Herman. C3 mins. Rev. Sept, 6. 
Ig Drive, Thei Authentic -war pictures from' records of eight governmentis, 

91 mins, ReL Jan. 19. Rev. Dec. 27. 
Faithful Heart, The. (Helber.) Rrltlsh made. Romantic story of a faithful 

love. British cast 65 minsv Rev. Aug. 22. 



Fritz Lang. 
l<orda 



Llebllng.Von Wieii, Der '(Ger.) (KUropean). Stcl^ musical, Willy Forst 

Geza von Bolvai>. 76 mina. ReL -lune 1 Rey.. June 13, 
tustrgeh Musikanten,. 'Die. (Oeheial) (Ger.) Musical farce. 

. Di r." Max_Cibai:. ftOUtoto'*'^*'*!--- 

M (Ger) (Foremco).. Powerful dramatic study. . Peter Lorre; 

96 mina, ReL April. 1. Rev. April 4 and Aprl) 18. 
Marluii (Paramount) (Freqcii), . Marseilles satire.' Dir. 

103 mins. Rel, Jan. 1. Re-v. AprO 26,, ■■ ' \ 
lyiano a Mano (Sp) (Ihter-Amerjcas). Western with muBlc. 

>ero. Dir.. Arcady )Boytler. 60 mins. - ReL Feb. 23.; 
Men and Jobs (Russian) (AThklnO)\ Ah American engineer looks at. Russia 
Dir. A;-Macheret' 70. mins. Rel. Jan. 1. Rev. Jah.M7. 

Milaidy (General) (French), iSequei to Three Musketeers. Dir. Uenrl 
mant-Berger. 120 mins. Rel. Sept, 1. Rev. Sept. 12, 

'Mile. NItouche (French) (Protex). Char ing .love story;. Jr. Chas 

David. .90 minis. .ReL Nov. 16. 
MbJ Wujaszek 2 Anierykl (Polish)." Musical comedy. 

Rel. Oct. 16. 

Mond Uber Morokko (Protex) (Ger). ing Gentlemen Maudlt. 

Morgenrot (German) (ProteX). Submarine warfare's cruelty. Dir. Gustav 

Uoicky. .80 mins, Rel, May 16. Rev, May 23. - 
Namenshelrat, ((^erman.) (Foreign American.) Drama. 90 

mins, Rel. Jaii. i, Rey, . Jan. 17, 

Noc Llstopadowa (Polish) (Capital). Historical romance^ Dir. J. Warheckl. 
95 mins. ReL May 1. Rev. May 2. • 

_6 n Dem ande, Coniipagnoh (Fr.)_ (Auten), Muigliial xo'^ g^jLe. Annajieila^ Ir^ 
~ Tj5e7Mayr"""85~mTiis."~^elr~June^7 ' ' 

Paris- Beguin (Protex) (Fr)., Musical. Jane Marnac. Augiista Geniha. 

. 90 mlns. Re}. Deo. 16. Rev.. Jan. 17. 
Patriots, . The (Russ) (Amkino). Dir. 

Potemkin (Russ)'.. (Kinematrade). 70 
tnins. ReL April 4. .1 

Returh of Nathan Becker (Worldklno) (Russian) (Yiddish). Comedy. Dlr- 
Sht)lss and Mliman; 72 mins: Itel. April 1.- Rev. April '25., 

Sang d'un Poete (Fr),,(Ricci:).. Jean Coctenu's Idea of modern films. Ins. 
Rel. Nov. 1. Rev. Nov, .7k . 

(Continued on Piage 6.2) 



Pitt Taidiig Up file Vs, 
Dayite &vmgs Early 



/ . Pittsburgh, Dep.. 4, 
Pittsburgh exhibitors fired their 
first blasit against continuance of 
daylight Savings time here with a 
biig meeting last Week participated 
In by. both independents and chain 
operators. Ciharging that turning 
back the clock an hour each yeajp 
from April to September had cost, 
them thousands a,nnually in busi'* 
ness, a committee -was organized to 
carry the fight tp the mayor and 
city council when the new Demo- 
cratic administration takes office 
after the first of the year. 

Daylight, savings has l>een in ef- 
fect here for the last 10 summers, 
and although rumblings of discon- 
tent and dissattisf action have come 
from the theatre operators each 
summer, no definite and concen- 
trated action has ever been taken 
.against it until now, 

WB Davis Shutters; Fox 
Tiff Creates Pic DeartK 

Pittsburgh, Dec. 
Davis, dowhto-wn first-run site 
here, having tough sleddi ng with 



both product and business,' closes 
Tliursday (7) for more than two 
weeks in an effort to catch, up 
picturesi It's scheduled tP rebpen 
aeain Christmas day, 

Warners operatie Davis and have 
been hard up . for suitable product 
as result of battle with Fox, which 
removed about 24 pictures from 
planned schedule. Davis has been 
hit hardest of ail,, being forced to 
play strictly class B -pripduct. 



BUFFALO UNION WAR 

Buffalo, Dec. , 
Open warfare, being waged be- 
tween the state projectipnists' 
union and the locial Motion Picture 
Operators, Afflllated, of A.F. of li. 
'F5ird=^T69mtln^Wer'"siaia^^ 
tlie Academy, Keith's and Little 
Hippodrome. 

The A.F.L, group is picketing the.' 
houses against the I.P.U., which are 
alj^ged to be a non-afflliated Union, 
Jaclt Levlne, manager of . the Acad- 
emy, cau.'sed the arrest .of B... V, 
Murray, formerly projectionist' at 
Keith's, , charging him -ivitlv molest- 
ing per.qons- on the streets. 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



P I C ¥ 



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VARIBTy 



33 



Text of Picture Code 



(Continued from page 30) 

It Bhall 1)0 doemod to be an unfair trade 
practice tor apy producer- or distributor 
to petiTilt the public exhibition of such 
motton picture prior to such date. 
PART 2. 

(a) It phall be deemed to b^ aii unfair 
trade practice for any producei: or dfa- 
trlbutbr, by any o(, Ita employees or. 
throu^ othct persons -Who have a direct 
or Indirect Intorest, whether flhanclal Or 
othervylset In any sticK producer or dlis- 
trlbutor, to knowingly and Intentionally, 
directly or indirectly Interfere with existing: 
relations between ah . outside or associated 
producer and 9. producer .or distributor, or 
to do anything to alienate or entice any 
Buch outside or associated -producer a,way 
trom a producer or , distributor, or . to do 
anything which would tend to create dis- 
cord or strife between such «uts|de or 
associated producer and a. producer or dls< 
tributor. or . foment dissension., between- 
them, for ' the purpose : of Inducing such 
outside or . associated producer to. breach 
or attempt to bt^ach any existing con- 
tracts between It and any iiroducer or dis- 
tributor, or to secure .a change In the 
terms and conditions of any existing con- 
tract- between any - such outside or asso- 
ciated producer and a producer or dls' 
tributor. 

(b) To effectuate the - foregoing, no pto- 
ducer or distributor ahfiU negotiate with or 
limHe any offer for or to any such outside 
or associated producer at any time - prior 
to sixty (60) dayq before the termination of . 
any existing agfeement between such out- 
side or associated prbdu'cier and any other 
producer oi* dlstrlbutoi*, or not prior to sixty. 
(fiOy days befoire the date . when sucb out- 
side or associated . producer shall fulfill its 
delivery cbmmltment to the. producer or dia-. 
tributor with whom it- lias oohtractual obli- 
gations, whichever date Is earlier. 

b.. DISTlilBUTORS. 

PART 1. No distributor shall threaten or: 
-coerce or; Intimidate any exhibitor to enter 
Into any > contract for the exhibition of mo- 
tion, pictures, or to pay higher film rentals 
"by the commission of any overt .act evi- 
dencing an Intontlon to build- or otherwise 
acquire a motion picture theatro for op- 
eration in competition with such exhibitor, 
but nothing in this ARTICLE shall in any 
way abridge the right of a producer or 
distributor in good faith to build, or- other- 
wise acqLUlre.' a motion picture theatre In' 
any- location-. .. • 

PART 2. . No distributor's employee shall 
'u.ie his position with' the distributor', to' in- 
terfere with - the licensing, of motion pic- 
tures by - an exhibitor operating a theatre 
In competlt-lon with . a theatrti In which such, 
employee miiy have a direct or indirect lU' 
tercst, provided, however, that an em 
ployee-6f a distributor shall not be deemed 
to have an - interest ■ in 'any theatre af'' 
filiated with siich distributor. 
PART 3. 

' (a) No. distributor, shall substitute f6r 
any- feature motion picture described in' 
the cohtradt therefor aa that of a 'named 
Star. or stars or named director or named 
well-known author, book or play one of 
any other star, or stars, director, authoi-,- 
book. or play, nor shall such distributor 
.substitute any . otho'r feature ; motion pic- 
ture for -one -which in. the. contract- therefor 
-Is ' . designated 'no - /substitute! i and no .eX' 
liibltor shall be required to accept any 
such ' substitute motion picture. 
.(b) Nothing In this ARTICLE contained 
shall be interpreted to prohibit any dis- 
tributor from changing the title of any Rio-', 
tlon .picture contracted for, from .making 
obanges. alterations and adaptations of any 
story, book, or -play- upon - whioh it is based 
'and from substituting - for . any such atory, 
book -or play another stoiT-, book, or play,, 
or from changing the director, the cast, .'of 
any member thereof of -any .such motion 
(tlctUre, . except as hereinabove spoclfl.cally 
prohibited. 

(c) If. for any such author, book or play 
itaero is substituted . another . author, book 
or play, - .notice of - aUch substitution shall 
4)0 given by a paid advci'tlsoment of not 
Jess than one-quarter page |n at least one 
Issue of a national trade publication - be- 
fore tlM rcle.i.se' date of the motion plc-- 
ture- In which such substitution has been 
niadc. 

PART 4 

(q-) It -shall be nn unfair - practice foi* 
a.ny dl.strlbctor to license the exhibition 
of its .motion, pictures "for. exhibition by 
.any non-theatrical, account, - contrary, to 
any delermlnoilon, restriction or elimina- 
tion by- a' - local Grievance Board, where 
such exhibition shall be determined by 
such grievance board provided for in this 
code to be unfair to -on established motion 
picture theatre: 

<b) Nothing - in this PART shall be in- 
■lerprctPd to prohibit the licensing Of mo- 
tion pictures for exhibition at army posts, 
«r canips, or on board ships of the United 
States Navy or ships .engaged in carrying 
passengers to foreign or domestic ports or 
'kt educational or religious institutions -or 
at ' Institutions housing 'shutlns,' sucb as 
: prisons, hoMpItiil.s; orplianagcs, etc. 
..-PART.S. -No distributor shall require as 
a condition of entering -Into a contract 
for the licensing of the exhibition of fea 
turo motion pictures that the. exhibitor 
contract ^Iso for the licensing of the- ex 
klbltton of a greater number of short sub 
Ject's (excepting news-reels) In proportion 
of the feature pictures for which fi, con- 
tract is negotiated bears to the total num- 

- Iter of feature pictures required by the 
•xhlbltor. 

PATIT 0. No" dlstrlbm w .BhttU di-vulge or 

- anthorize or knowingly permit . to be 
^vulged 'by any employee or checker any 
tofoi-matlon' .received In the Checking of 
*ie. receipts of Its motion pictures,' except 
•>at such information may be divulged- in 

— ftny— ar-bliratlo.n or .gri evance proceeding 

•r litigation cohcernTng a confrover'ay and^ 
-tor any government or Code Authority 
Teport. 

; vPART 7. No distributor- shall convey or 
tronsfor- Us assets for the pnrpese of 
mvoiaing the delivery to any exhibitor of 
■ -•ny featur.o motion picture licensed- for 
Cshlbltion by such exMbltof, . 

PART 8. No distributor shall refuse to 
iMke. a fair adjustment of the Ilcoise- fees 
top the exhibition rights of a number of 
Jpictures licensed in a group for a stated 
ajverage sum . per picture and so stated' in 
the . license agreement; if . the total number 
of plctiires ' BO licensed .by any exhibitor 
_ «re. n^t- delivered by such distributor; pro- 
▼lidea Bucir~exhlbltor sh.ill have fully and 
completely performed all the terms' arid 
yondltions' of such license on the part of. 
the. exhibitor to be performed. Any dis- 
pute or controversy 'concerning any such 
adjustment shnll be determined by a toaal 
crlcvance board provided for In this cole 
PART 9. . 

(a) No dlRtribiitor shall require any 
kpeclflc day- or days Of the wenk for the 
exhibition of specined pictures or rlass of 
pictures unless spoclflcally provided for tn 

=Jlie--;^exhlbitOcia.=.eontra.ct— t herefor- - and. Jn 
no event if Ihc llconso fee therefor la ."a" 
Wxed sum only. 

(b) "Wihere under tin exhibit Ion rontraot 
which provliloa that tbe rental to be paid 
by the exhibitor for any feature motion 
picture spcclfloa therein shall be deter- 
mined In whole or in part upop a percen- 
lago ba-ils and that said picture ehail.be 
l>Iayed by the exhibitor upon a designated 



that the subject and character of. the mo- 
tion picture - BO ' designated are -unsuitable 
for exhibition at the Exhibitor's theatre on 
such day or days, the claim of the: ext 
Mbltor shall be determined by the .local 
grievance board provided for by this code, 
and the dL^trlbutof, if such local board so 
determines, shall relieve the. exhibitor from 
fbe.'Obllgo,tlon: to play- the motion picture 
upon the day or days designated by the 
distributor; provided that the exblbiltor 
makes Buch claim within, three (3) days' 
lifter . receipt of the notice of avallablUty 
of such feature picture; In such cases 
the isaid local . board - shall proceed . to de- 
termine the matter upon forty-eiglit (48) 
hours' notice if the distributor SO desire's. 
. (c).,. If the said local board shall sustain 
tl>e claim of the exhibitor: - 

(l) :th« distributor shall, have the right 
to designate for 'the.- same' day or dates 
another motion picture; .Ucehsei)' - upon' a 
percentage basis, upon the sanie or similar 
terms as the motion' picture In question, if 
there be one. licensed; and to designate the 
motion picture objected to for a later date 
or dates biit upon another day or other 
days of the wcerf; and (2) the ^ward of 
the said local board . shall not be deemed 
to apply to any other theatre in the same 
or any other' location; 

(d) Where because of a proceeding be- 
fore a local grievance board,' or because 
of an award of such local board, it shall 
be .impractlca:! to' serve subsequent-run ' ex- 
hibitors In compliance with any notice of 
availability or confirmed play dates' given 
any. ^uch subsequent-run exhibitors, the 
distributor shall haiys the right to change 
such plajr- dates^ 

' PART. 10. No distributor shall refuse to 
deliver to any exhibitor any feature mo- 
tion .picture llcens^ under .an exhibition 
contract therefor because of siicb exhib- 
itor's default < in the performance of dny 
ekbibition contract licensing the exhibition 
of short . subjects of ■ such distributor, or 
Vice "versa, provided, such exhibitor has 
agt-eed to. " arbitrate all ' claims and- con-' 
troversies arising tinder all existing Op- 
tional Standard . License . Agreements be- 
tween them. 

PAiitT li. ' . 

(a) If any exhibitor has contracted to 
exhibit more than fifty percent (60%) of 
the total number of mbtlon. pictures - an- 
nounced for release'. during any. given isea-- 
son by a distributor iand such distributor 
shall during such , season generally- release 
any feature motion., picture .in addition 
tO' the. number so announced, such dis- 
tributor shall first offer to the exhibitor for 
license such additional motion pictures for 
exhibition at the exhlbltorls theatre, pro- 
vided that at the time of such offer sucli 
exhibitor shall have duly performed all the 
terms and conditions of all "existing ex- 
hibition contracts between such exhibitor 
and distributor and is. nojt iii default there- 
under. 

(b) In cases where two exhibitors have 
each contracted.' to exhibit, respectively, 
an equal division (I.e., -60%) of the number 
Of motion pictures ■ announced for release 
by a distributor during any given season, 
And the distributor shall generally release 
during such season any feature - motion 
picture in addition to the number so an- 
nounced, such distributor shall first otter: 
such additional motion picture for license 
to. one of such, exhibitors.-. In the discretion 
of the distributor, provided that at the 
time of such offer such exhibitor shall 
have duly performed all the terms and 
conditions, of all existing exhibition con- 
tracts between such, exhibitor, and dis- 
tributor and is not in default, thereunder. 
^ PART- 12. In each territory -wherein any 
distributor -maintains an exchange; such 
distributor shall abid^ by the regulations 
promulgated by the Code Authority for the 
prevention of fire, for the holding Of fire 
drills, and rigid • monthly inspections; t-he 
inspection of prints, the storing of inflam- 
mable material, the maintenance and' test- 
ing of sprinkler systems and fire ex- 
tinguishers, the avoidance of smoking and' 
other cautions, methods and devices to 
protect- the lives of employees and the 
publlo and to insure safety aga:inBt lire 
hazards. < 

E. EXHIBITORS. 

PART 1. Any exhibitor entering into a 
contract for the exhibition- of motion pic- 
tures which permits the exhibitor to select 
from the total number of pictures licensed 
less than eighty-five per cent (8D%) of tbo 
total number, and to reject the remainder. 
Shall by written notice to the distributor 
reject each- of siich motion pictures not to 
exceftd the number which may be rejected, 
within twenty-one (21) days after its 
date of availability in the exchange terri- 
tory wherein Is located the exhibitor's the- 
atre,, and upon the exhibitor's falling to 
give such notice of rejection, each of such 
pictures shall be deemed to have been se- 
lected. . 

PART 2. No exhibitor shall contract fOr 
a license to exhibit more motion plctures- 
than such exhibitor reasonably shall re- 
quire for exhibition in any theatre or the- 
atres operated by duch exhilbtor; with the 
Intent' or effect of -dcprl-vlrig a compptihg 
exhibitor -from contracting to : exhibit such 
excess number of motion pictures, provided; 
however, that nothing . herein contained 
shall be deemed to prohibit any exhibitor 
from contracting for a reasonable number 
of motion pictures In excess of the number' 
which are actually to be exhibited in the 
theatre or theatres of such exhibitor In or- 
der to reasonably protect such exhibitor 
agralnsf non-dollvcry of motion pictures." 
PART fl. Section 1. 

No exhibitor shall (a) lo'Wei' the admis- 
sion prices, publicly announced or adver- 
tised for his theatre by giving, rebates In' 
the form of lotteries, prizes. - reduced sdrip 
books, coupons, throw-away ;tlckets, or by 
two-for-ono admissions, or by other meth- 
od fl or. devices of similar nature .which -dt- 
refftjy Or "l-ndlfectly— loWor-Tji^t-end-tO-low.cr. 
such announced admission prices and which' 
are Unfair tb 'competlng oxhlbltom, or wblch- 
dcceive.-the ptibilc; or: (b)- fall at all times 
;'to matnte.ln the -minimum price , of admis- 
sion specified in any -contract licensing- the 
exhlbltl'on of any moton picture during the 
exhibition thereof./ This Section shair not 
be deemed to prohibit, exhibltois - from re- 
duclng or increaslri^r .their' admission' scales 
as they see flt, exCcpt as .may bo prohibited 
by exhibition contracts. . 

Sectloij. 2; The giving of debates such as 
premiums 'in the. form' :of gifts or. other 
things 'Of value -Shalt .be- deemed '.to be In- 
cluded within the provlslon.s-of Section 1 of 



local grievance bofird shall bavo power to 
direct that distributors of motton pictures 
shall refuse to enter into license contracts 
for the exhibition of. their respective mo- 
tion pictures to sncta exhibitor ' and shall 
refuse to mahQ further deliveries of niotion 
pictures to sncta exhibitor under license 
agreements executed after the effective date 
of this code If the exhibitor fails or refuses 
to so create and desist. - 

Section 4. . Notwithstanding any action 
.which may be taken by the exhibitors In 
.any area as aboVe in this Part 8 defined, 
ruling out the giving 6f rebates as defined 
in Section I hereof., .such .ruling shall, not 
become effective until ninety (90) days, after 
such action oh the part of such ' exhibitor 
as aforesaid. ' 



PART i. No exhibitor sball transfer the 
ownership or possession of a theatre or.tho^ 
atres. operated by any such exhibitor for 
the purpose of avoiding uncompleted . con- 
tracts. -for the exhibition . of motion pictures 
Sit', such theatre or theatres. Any disputes 
or 'controversies with rcSpect to any trans- 
fer shall be. submitted to and determined by. 
a local grievance board, and the finding of 
suc'h ':board shall be binding upon all par'- 
ties concerned. 

PART B.. 

;(a) ' No . :exhibitor licensed . to., exhibit, a 
motion picture subsequent' to its exhibition 
by another 'exhibitor having the. right to 'a- 
prloir run thereof shall advertlse'.such mo- 
tion picture by' any means - of ' advertising 
prior to. or during its exhibition by such 
other exhibitor. 

(it) Notwithstanding, anything hetoln'con- 
tained, in the'- event any ' exhibitor shall 
make', complaint that .the restrictions .em- 
braced . ln this ' PART work 'an unfair :hard-. 
ship -on him, .tbe.loc&l grievance board shall 
have, the rlght'to hear- such complaint,', and 
after . .determination of the facts presented 
shall 'fix and specify the time limit within 
whlOh such exhibitor may advertise' such 
motloh picture; provided, however, that 
should the subsequent run exhibitor be 
granted, permission to. advertise -before the 
completion of said: prior run, he shall 'not, 
advertise prior to the commencement of 
said prior ruri, nor shall he have the right 
to advertise in any "way, -shape, manner or 
form, or issue any statement that the prices 
of admission are or. will 'be .. Icsa than the 
admifikslon prices charged- by the exhibitor, 
having the first or prior run of such mo- 
tion picture; -provided further, '.however, 
that such : subsequent-run ei^blbltor may bo' 
granted the right in cases where the run of 
sitch exhibitor follows the prior nih' in or 
within a period of seven (7). days, to ad- 
vertise upon' the screen of . the exhibitor or 
to distribute within the exhibltorls theatre 
a '.printed program or niiall such printed pro- 
gram: to a list .of regular patrons," such -pro-: 
grrams. to be- limited to announcement - of 
the motion plcturcE^ -wbicb will be there ex- 
hibited during the period of not more than 
seven (7) days immediately following.. 

(c) Nothing beretn contained shall be 
deemed to prohibit' any exhibitor from od-^ 
vertlslng generally all of the feature motion 
pictures licensed for exhibition by such ex- 
hibitor as a group, but such general ad- 
vertising shall not refer to any one of such 
motion pictures at any time prior to Its ex- 
hibition by any other exhibitor having the 
first or immediately prior .run thereof ex- 
cepting as hereinabove provided. 

PART, 6. To prevent disturbance of the 
continued possession of a theatre by an exr 
hibltor, it shall be> an Unfair: trade practice 
for any person engaged In the motion pic- 
ture Industry knowingly and intentionally, 
directly or indirectly,' to interfere with 
pending negotiations, between such exhibitor 
and any other party pertaining t<^ or affect- 
ing the possession, operiittion or occupancy 
of any such theatre then actually operated 
by such exhibitor, or in respect of any 
modification, renewal or extension of any 
agreement affecting the same, for the pur- 
pose of preventing the .consummation of 
such negotiations so as to deprive siich ex- 
hibitor -of the' continued operation, posses- 
slon, or occupancy of such theatre.' 

PART 7. No exhibitor shaU exhibit a 
motion picture , pre-vlous to dawn of the 
first licensed and. booked day of exhibition 
without securing express written permis- 
sion therefor under the. license -agreement. < 
F. DISTRIBUTORS-EXHIBITORS. 

PART 1. The soicnllod Optional Stand 
ard License Agreement (19S8) negotiated by 
exhibitors and now being: used by a largo 
number of distributors; shall be the form 
of license contract to be used by. distrib- 
utors for licensing the exblbltioh of motion 
pictures, unless the parties mutually agree 
that a different form bo used, and except- 
ing that in. case eny condition or provision 
thereof is in conflict or Inconsistent with 
any provision of this code, such condition 
or provision of said Optional Standard 
License Agreement shall, be deemed amend- 
ed to conform with such provision of this 
code, it heinr the Intention that the provi- 
sions of this code: shall govern. . Individual 
distributor sales policy provisions may be 
Inserted in the schedule of suoh form, but 
shall not be contradictory of any provisions 
thereof. 
PART 2. 

(a) The arbitration of all disputes be- 
tween exhibitors and distributors arising 
under any exUbltton contract, if the par- 
ties shall agree on. arbitration, shall be In 
accordance with the optional arbitration 
clause of the so-called Optional Standard 
License Agreement, provided for in this 
code, except as the provislons'of auch claiise 
may be modified by the provisions of this 
<!ode. . . 

- (b) By stipulation of the parties to any 
dispute growing out of an exhibition con- 
tract, the number of arbitrators to bo ap- 
pointed by each party may be reduced , to 
one, with power in the two thus appointed,- 
if they cannot agree upon an award, to ap- 
point an umpire aa provided in said op- 
tional-arbitration clause. - . .. 

PART 8. No exhibitor or distributor 
shall induce or seek to induce the breach of 
any subslstlnig contract licensing tbe ex- 
.hibltlon' of motion .'-pictures.' 

PART 4. No exhibitor or distributor 
shall give any gratuity or make any offer 
(If - any gratuity for .the puippse of procur- 
ing advantages that would not . otherwise 
be procurable, or as an in ducement to- In- 
"Su^nce a aistributor or exBlbrtWTnsfrreprcs- 
sentatlve of either, not to deal with any 
competing or other exhibitors, or dlstrlbu- 
torsi •' 

PART G;- no exhibitor or distributor 
ithall 'make- any disclosure of - box-office re- 
celp.ts for- publication except, necessary re- 
])orts to . etoickholders, 'credit and- govern- 
mental agencies ■ and to other . Iih'e;!bOdles.'v 
.No exhibitor: . or distributor shall be re- 
sponsible for dlscl'dsiires ' in -Violation' of this 
PART inade by: agents not authorized to 
'do no, 



demned by bach local CTcaranco and .Orlev 
ance boJ^rd, where the exhibitors operating 
not less than seventy -11 ve per ccrit (70%) of 
the number of the then actively and con- 
tinuously operated theatres not affiliated 
with dlstribtitors or producers and the ex- 
hlbltoi-s operating not less thah seventy-five 
per cent (75%) of the number of the then 
actively and continuously operated theatres 
affiliated with distributors and: producers 
have both declared in writing that the, glv- 
I'lg. of rebates in such form shall not: bo 
'p»riffIltear^Ft>r-^he^uri)ose=of=»uch-decia'^ 
ration each. exhibitor shall bo entitled, to 
one' vote for each theatre, then actively and 
continuously operated by such exhibitor. 

flection 3. In case any exhibitor is found 
after notice and bearing by a local griev- 
ance board provided for In this code, to 
have violated any provision of tnle PART, 
.and if such local board shall on account 
thereof declare that such exhibitor shall 



Way or df^ys of the week and the exhibitor , . — ^— ,; ««kiwih„„ 

Mccks to be relieved from the obligation to not be permitted, to JlceJise exhibition 
-^vblWt su6h motion picture upon "Ufli 1 »ny. ^notion picture unicM the m^^^^^^^ exhibitor Is sej^e^^^ 
-l-'-'ltmat.ed dnv or dnvs for ihO res Fon only ^ ce.ises- .inO ir">\<-tfi from ^'irh -lol^itoft. th' c '-) ! n** 'TTi.ifi'.for 



PART. 8, . 
(a) If . in aiiy . license agreement for the 
thTs'^Ari TlOLE ijn-t^ areas as shall bc4-«t*:|biti<in.-o£...feattii». mo^ 



exhibitor has : contracted to exhibit all of 
l.tae . motion pictures, offered -at one time by 
the distributor ta .the exhibitor and the 
license fees of. all thereof avei-age not more 
Uian $250.00; the exhibitor shall have the 
privilege to -exclude :from such- license 
.agreement not to ekceed ten per .cent (10%) 
of tiie' total number- of the motion pictures 
no Uceiiscdi provided the exhibitor - - 

(1) is. not in default under 'sucli .license 
afOTcmeut; and 

(*2) shall have cbmplied with alt of the 
0XBYlal2nE=:tM?5!*.*» Ji- *ny,_ for^the^ exhtbl-^ 
tlon of such motrbifi piClurb.s~at"speclfi?:d'"'Iir-- 
tcrvals'.- 

(b)' Such, privilege of exclusion may bo 
exercised only lipon th« following terms 
and conditions: ' 

(1) The exhibitor Shall give to the dis- 
tributor written notice of cacb mdtlon.pic^ 
ture to be excluded- within- fourteen (14) 
deyd after the general release date thereof 
In the exchange territory out of which the 
exhibitor Is served. . 

H. 



p.'jymcnt thorefor ono (1) motion pi-^ture of 
each group of leh (10) of ihf nuxnbor -of 
fcaturo motion pictures specified In., the 
leccnse agreement provided he has paid for 
the other nine (0) of such group, 

(3) If such privilege of exclusion is not 
exercised as provided in paragraph (b) i2) 
above, the exhibitor may nevenheless exer- 
cise -such privilege' by paying the license 
fee of each motion picture oxoludod With 
the notice -of Its exoluslon. In such case, 
siich ' payment shall be - credited against 
such tenth or succeeding tenth motion 
picture, OS the rase may be, which- the ex- 
hibitor would otherwise be prlvllogod -to ex- 
clude .as provided in paragraph (b) (2) 
ubovo. 

If tho- only or last group licensed. Is less 
than ten (10). and more than five (5) motion 
pictures, the privilege tq -exclude' shall ap- 
ply provided the exhibitor has paid .-for all 
motion pictures but one of such groUp. 
. (c). Upon the failure .or refusal of the 
exhibitor to comply with any term Or con- 
dition of such license :agreemen't,' or to com- 
ply with any arbitration award in respect 
thereto, the privilege .of exclusion forthwith' 
shall be revoked and .the -exhibitor siiall be 
liable 'for and-: pay :t'o the dliitrlbutor the 
lIccnaiQ fees of all motion - pictures- thereto- 
fore excluded. ^ 

<d) . If the license, fee of .any feature mo-, 
tion. picture .spe6Iflcd in the license- agree-, 
merit is to be. computed iii -whole 'or in part 
upon a percentage of the -receipts- of the .ex-: 
hibitor's .theatre, such license fee (for the- 
purpose of computing the - a-verage . license 
fee- of all of the motion pictures ' licensed), 
shall be - determined as follows: . . 

(1) Average the license fees of all of the 
distributor's feature motion pictures exblb-.. 
itod upon a tpercentage .basis .at- the ex- 
hibitor's theatre, during the period of brie 
year prior, to the term of -siich lleerise agree- 
ment. ; . 

(2) If none Of the distributor's feature 
motion pictures were exhibited ui>on a per-: 
centage - basis iat such , theatre, dutirig said 
period, . a. verago the license - fees of. .all fea- 
ture motion pictures exhibited upon' a per- 
centage - basis at such theatre diiririg .the 
said period.. 

(e) If the rental of any motion picture 
excluded is to bo computed -In whole, or -in 
part tipon - a- percentag'e.-'Of the receipts '!of 
thei exhibitor's theatre, the sum to be paid 
by the . exhibitor as provided . in paragraph 
(b) (8) hereof shall be determined as fol- 
lows: -' .' 

(1) -Average, the' -gross: receipts of all: the- 
distributor's feature - -motion plctui-es - ex- 
hibited at the ieichlbltor's theatre during the 
ninety (00) day period preclding the ex- 
hibitor's notice of exclusion, and apply to 
sUch average the percentage terms specified 
in the license agreement: i:or, the picture ex- 
cluded. 

(2) If no feature motion plctuires . of ..the 
distributor were exhibited at the exhibitor's 
theatre during said 'ninety (00) day period, 
average the dally- gross receipts of the- ex- 
hibitor's theatre for the. period 0f tbirty 
(30) operating days preceding, tbe -exhibit- 
or's notice of exclusion and apply to such 
average- the percentage terms , specified. In 
tho liccn'so agreement for the picture ex- 
cluded. 

(f) In computing the. number of feature 
motion pictures which .may be excluded 
hereunder, fractions of moiie than one-half 
(^i) Shall bo regarded as one (1). 

(g) - Upon.: the exclusion of each feature 
motion picture, the license therefoi* and all 
Tights thereunder .shall terminate and' shall- 
revert- to the distributor.- 

(b) The Optional Standard License Agree- 
ment referred- to in PART. 1- hereof shall be 
deemed amended - by substituting In place, 
of Article. riFTEEN of such contract the 
provisions of this PART. 

AETiCLE 71 

PAliT.-l. CLEARANCE AND ZONING 
BOARI>S. 

Section ' L' To pro-vide -aga.inst clearance 
and unreasonable length and/or area in any 
exchange territory, fair. Just, reasonable 
and equitable - schedules of clearance .and 
zoning, riiay be proscribed by a loci^l clear < 
ahee and zoning board created for such ter* 
rltory. 

Section 2. Each sucli board shall be ap< 
pointed by the Code -Authority and shall 
consist of- t-wo representatives of distribu- 
tors, one of . Wbom shall be a . national dis- 
tributor. -with theatre affiliatidns and one of 
whom shall be a distributor without . circuit 
theatre affiliations; two -represeritatlvos of 
first-run theatres located in such' territory; 
one .of 'Whom shall be' an afQIiated exhibi- 
tor, if there be one, arid one cif whom shall, 
be an unaffiliated exhibitor; and two rep- 
resentatives of subsequent-run unafflllatcd 
theatres' operating within such' territory; 
and one -person approved by the Admlnls-. 
trator who shall Jia-ve. no direct or Indirect 
afllliation with any branch of the motion 
picture Industry who shall be regarded 'as 
the Impartial representative Of the Code 
Authority and who shall vote on any.ques^ 
tlon before the board only In the ease 
where the board Is deadlocked. There- shall 
be a chairman of . each bor^rd, selected by a 
majority vote of the members of the boat<d. 
Any vacancy in the board shall be Ulied 
from the: class of members in -which tho 
vacancy -occurred. 

-Section 8. Each local clearance and- ;;on- 
ing board -shall, promptly after its crea- 
tion, and prior , to January 1, 1934,. and prior - 
to January '1st -of each year . thereafter, 
formulate, prescribe and publish for its 
territory, .schedules of clearance as in Sec- 
tion 1 above described,- for the season .next 
ensuing. Such schedules may classify ther 
atres -by zones or other classiflcations suited 
to local conditions, - but for the sole purpose 
of fixing the maximum clearance in length 
of time and area after the conclusion of the 
prior runs of such theatres. E^aCh board 
may after fair, and reasonable, notice and 
hearing to interested parties onange, mod- 
ify or vary .any part of the schedule set up 
by . it, provided that any such change or 
modlflcatJon shall, not In any wise apply to, 
affect -or modify . any exhibitiori - coritriaict 
made subject to or in reliance upon or pur- 
suant, to any . such schedules, without the 
prior- written consent of, the parties to such 
contract; 

- ' 8ectlon-4. — J!acb board-^when-maklng^ ahy- 
classlflcatlon of theatres or when flxiiig the 
maximum period or area of . clearancci in 
respect of any ..theatre- shall, among other 
things, consider and give due regard, to ttab 
following' factors: 

(a) . that clearance to' a vei*y considerable 
extent determines the'-rontal - value of mo- 
tion pictures; ' ' 
. (b) that exhibitions of the same motion 
pi.ctiire Within the sariie competitive area at 
too sbOrt .an ' interval after tho cdncluBlon of : 
a preceding run or runs thereof by unduly 
restricting the competitive -area in which 
clearance is limited, depreciates the -rental, 
value of motion-pictures; .and ^ 

(c) that all such deprcclatiohs of the 
rental values of motion plcjtureii tend to re- 
duce the . number of motion pictures pro- 
duced; discourages the. production of .motion 
pictures of quality involving large -'.invest- 
ments ' of capital, labor, skill and ontcr- 
prise and - thereby tend to reduce cmploy-- 
nient; 

(d) that unreasonable clearance to a con- 
Hlde'rablo. extent affects the Value of motion 
pictures for subp.equcht-run theatres, 

(e) that tinreasonablo Clei;trance depre- 
ciates .the potential return from mbllon 
-TTlcturo.s^to-^subsequent-run^^theatr-Cs.i^s^.^ 

(f) that unroaiioriable. clearance aa .to 
tlri)'e arid area diminishes" the potential 
revenue to. dlalrlbutor an'd Subsequent-run 
e?chlbitor. 

Section 5. The de>lslon of each board 
upon any quesllnti -Rhall be determined by 
a majority- Voir?, but in caifie the board 
Is. evenly div|dr->), -hiicli irj'ic.itlon shall bo 
fluiimittU'1 f'li' <l('Lf>riillnnM(^n to the' im- 
ji'jrtiul rojiro.'iTiT.'ti.ivr^ of t^o Co'le Ati- 
H.fivity, •■■<' ' nf.i- i Jo,l for In >'o.-flon ,2 



of this PART. Tho decision of the board 
and/or the Impartial representative, as tho 
ca-se-niay. be, shall be In writing. 

.Section -6. It shtvll be the duty of each 
euoii board to promptly publish- the sched- 
ules formulated by it. and file a copy 
thej-eof immediately with the. -Code Aui- 
thorlty* 
Section 7. 

(a) Any party aggrieved by liio .•tchcJiiles 
shall promptly and not later thah thirty 
(30) days after publication thereof, file a 
protest. In writing with tho board. Issuing 
them; Thereupon Such board shall prompt- 
ly convene and give' reasonable notice of 
hearing ' to all . i^artiea concerned or- having 
an interest in tho proceodlnga and hear 
them and accept- (ronv them all; papers and 
evidence. -The -board shall, have i>ower to 
make reasopable rules respecting notice of. 
tlte - time, place' and- inanner of hearing.- . 
The board shall make its decision within 
flfteen- (16) days from- the. filing of tho 
protest,-, or within three (3) days, aftei'vthe ' 
parties shall have been fully- heard, which- 
ever date Is sooner. Any party.- aggrieved 
by the decision shall have the absolute 
right to appeal Ihereform to the " Code 
Authority, provided siicta ' appeal be .filed, 
or mailed by rcglst,ered mail o'r delivered 
in writing not later than fl^•B (5) days 
after -the - decision of tho local board . la 
rendered, Iti which case the protest, with 
all evidence taken before the local clear- 
ance and zoning board, shall be .'referred tO' 
the Code Authority. 

(b) Xll 'persons, interested in the deci- 
sion shall have the right :to appear, before 
the Codb Authority, and present additional 
evidence'. The ■ Code ' Authority, : after in-- 
vestlgating such '.protest' and reviewing, the 
evidence'' theretofore- taken, and cbrisiderlnet . 
the .. 'additional - evidence. If any,' shall 
proriiptly' render ''its decision, and noi later ' 
than fifteen (15) days from and after 
the- date of tho hearing, upon the: appeal. 
The roqutremerit as . to - the various . steps 
herein .prescribed shall bo mandatory in 
order to give f ull relief before - tho 'buylnB' ' 
season commences. 
Section. 8, 

(a) The schedules presented .and/or deci- 
sions ' made . by any. . local clearance, and 
:;onlng ' board and/or decisions, of the Code 
Authority upori ' any. appeal to it, 'shall -: be ' 
binding upon all distributors arid exhibitors . 
In tho territory affected. 

(b) Pending tho' final determination of 
any di&pute or controversy;, al) existing, 
contracts between-.- the -disputants shall 
continue to bo performed in «very respect. 

.Section 9, Tbe Jurisdiction', of the local 
clearance and zoning board shall be limited 
as herein- specifically provided and .:8ucb 
board' -shall hear ' no questions other- than ' 
those pertaining., strictly to jelearance and 
zoning matters.. 

PART'2. GRiiEVANCE fiOABDS. 

Section 1. The complaint' of any exhib- 
itor- that a. competing e^shibitor- has- com- 
mitted, any of tho - acts set forth in tlie 
following paragraphs <a). (b), (c), and (d) 
with the Intention and effect of depriving, 
without Just cause, the complaining ex- 
hibitor of a' sufficient ntimber of motion 
pictures to operate such exhibitor's the- 
atre, shall be referred for determination 
tq a local grievance board constituted nS' 
hereinafter provided: 

(a) Tiie licensing of more motion pi 
tures than are reasonably required. 

(b) Tho adoption of an unfairly . comw 
peting operating.. policy of unnecessary and 
too frequent changes of motion pictures. 

(c) "The exaction without Just cause of 
an agreement from any distributor as a 
condition for entering into a contract" for 
motion pictures that such' distributor re- 
frain ' from licensing its motion'- i>icturcs to 
the complaining exhibltoir. 

(d) The commission of any other similar 
act with the intent and effect of .depriving 
without Just cause the complaining ex> 
hibltor : of a ' Buffioient' nutnbor of motion 
plotiiroa to operate such- exhibitor's theatre. 

Section 2. Each such complaint shall be 
In- writing and- made Imtnediately after 
the commlSRlon' of -the act' or' acts- com-- 
plained of, or in cases where an act. or 
acts Is threatened. Immediately after notice 
thereof, and tho local grievance board after 
a fair and impartial consideration of all of 
the facts presented,, a full, ..expeditious 'and 
complete 'hearing of all the parties con- 
cerned, including tho exhibitors directly in> 
volved. the distributors having contracts 
with the exhibitor compialnod against, arid 
exhibitors having contracts 'for runs sub* 
sequent to each of the exhibitors directly 
involved, and If it " deems it necessary,, 
an Independent investigation of the. facts, 
shall make a -proinpt determination of each 
complaint submitted to It.- 

Sectlon 8. The local grievance board 
shall determine whether or . not any ex- 
hibitor complained of has committed any 
of the acts speclfled in paragraphs (a), 
(b), (c) a-nd (d) of Section 1 of PART 2 
hereof, and shall make findings of fact 
in such regard. Tho local grievance board 
upon the facts found shall make "an. award 
(a) dismissing the complaint, or (b) grant- 
ing such relief as the local board may 
deem appropriate. The local grievance 
board shall not have power to award 
damages. No award shall bo made in 
favor of a complaining exhibitor unlcHs the 
local grievance board shall find as a fact 
that the eomplalning exhibitor' is ablo, 
ready and willing to fully carry out and 
cbmply with all of the terms, and condi- 
tions, which may "be lUed' by the local 
grievance board, as a condition for' making 
the award, which terms arid conditions shall 
in no event be less favorable to the dis« 
tributor concerned than thoso contained 
in the license contract of the exhibitor 
complained of, including the distributor's 
loss of revenue. If Any, resulting from the 
elimination of pr reduction of revenue from 
any subsequent run or runs made nocest 
saiy by such award, end oUch other terms 
and cbttditlona aa the local grievance 
board inay prescribe. 

Bectloi^ 4. All complaints and grievances 
of exhiblters .-or distributors conoemirig 
provinlons of this code or otherwise, and 
not epoclflcally designated to be . lieard or 
passed upon in the first Instance by the 
Code AtithOrlty or by arbitration or by the 
looa-l-^learance- -and-zoning.^board;_BliaU_be_ 
heard by the local grievance board, and if 
Mich local: board by a majority vote of the 
representatives thereon, shall deem - . that 
any- such 'complaint or grlovance' shall be 
certified to -the Code Authority for determ- 
ination, it shall bo so certified, and tho 
Code Authority shall consider and dotermlne. 
the same; otherwise such complaint or 
grievance- shall bo dismissed -with a right - 
of appeal from such dismissal to the Code- 
Authority. Such proceedings before -the 
local . grievance board and before the Code ' 
Authority shall be within the periods - Of 
tlmo hereinafter prescribed in Sectloris 0 

arid' 7 thereof. -.: 

Section 6> Each -distributor shall ha'f^ 
the right to Ilceriso all or any number of 
the motion pictures distributed by such 
distributor for: exhibition at theatres af- 
filiated with - such distributor, and no local 
grievance board shall havo Jurisdiction to 
hear or dctennlno any complaint by any ex- 
hibitor based .upon, the fact that a dis- 
tributor' has Ilc.onsod the motion' picture.*) 
distributed by it for exhibition at theatres 
affiliated with such distributor. 
Section 0. 

(a) There 6hall be established a local 
=gTievance=boardr^appolnted=by=tho=Cod6*=^ 
Authority, .'in each exobangd- territory.. 
Each such board shall consist of two- rep- 
resentatives of distributors, one of whom 
shall be a national distributor with theati^e 
anillatlons. and one of whom shall be t, 
OlHtrlbutor without circuit theatre affiUa* 
tlons, and two representatives of exhibit- 
ors; one of "whom ishali be an afilUatod ex- 
hl.ljitor, if . there bo one, and one of -whom 

'^Cpntimiod .on pncrc -iiTi 



96- VARIPir 



P I C ¥ H RE S 



Tneadafi Deecmbcr St 1933 



Text of Picture Code 



(Continued from page 36) 

■hkll bis an unafllllateA exhibitor, and phe 
person who shall have no direct or Indirect 
afllUatlott with any branch of the motion 
picture Industry; who ohnll be approved by 
the Administrator, who cball be regarded 
aa the Impartial representative ot the. Code 
Authority, and who shall vote on any que8« 
tlon before the board only In the caae 
where the board Is deadlocked. There shall 
be a chairman , ot each board, selected, by 
a niajority vote ot members ot the board. 
Any vacancy In the board shall be filled 
from the cla^s of members In which the 
vacancy occurred. Mo member of such board 
ehall sit on any matter Involvlns his own 
..or his company's Intereats. 

(b) The decision of each local botird upon 
any - question submitted to it shall be de- 
termined by a majority vote, : but In case 
the board Is . evenly divided,, such question 
shall be submitted for determination to the 
impartial representative of the Code Au- 
thority, as provided in paragraph <a) of 
this Section. The decision; of the board 
and/or the Impartial representative, as the 
. case may be, , shall be In writing. All de* 
cisions of the local board shall be made 
within fifteen (15) days from the filing of 
the protest, grievance, or complaint, or 
within tbree (8) business days after ' the 



parties shall have been fully beards which- 
ever date Is earlier. 
Section 7. 

(a) Any party aggrieved by any decision 
of tho° local board shall have the absolute 
right to appeal therefrom to the Code Au- 
thority, provided such appeal be filed or 
mailed by registered mail or delivered in 
writing not later than five (6) days after 
the decision of this local board is rendered, 
In which case the grievance or complaint, 
together with all the evidence taken before 
the local board, sball be referred fo the 
Code Authority. 

<b) Pending the determination of such 
appeal, the determination oi^er or other 
action ot the loc^ grievance board shall be 
stayed. ' 

(c) Any party aggrieved shall have the 
right to appear before the Code Authority 
and present additional evidence. The Code 
Authority;, after Investigating the complaint 
or grievance and reviewing the . evidence 
theretofore taken, and considering the ad- 
ditional evidence, if a:ny, shall promptly 
render its decision not later than fifteen 
(IS) days from and after the date when the 
parties have been tally heard on appeaL 

Section 8. Mo exhibitor, or distributor 
shall be entitled to file any complaint under 
this Or any other ABTICCE of this code 
unless such exhibitor or distributor ' shall 



I wish to express my appre- 
ciation^ and thanks to the press 
and management for making 
my current week of personal 
appearances at the Paramount, 
New York, very enjoyable. 

SARI MARITZA 



have duly executed tills code In Its en- 
tirety within forty-five, <45) days of ter It Is 
signed by the I>reeldent .of the United 
States, and/or forty-five (46) days after en- 
gaging in the motion pfoture industry, and 
shall have thereby agreed to comply with 
nil the requirements of the National In- 
dustrial Rbcovery Act, Evidence ot such 
compliance shall be filed with the Code 
Authority. 

PART 8. All members appointed to serve, 
on respective clearance and Eonlng boards 
and local grievance boards shall be persons 
ot good repute and ot good standing in the 
IndusttT, and shall upon accepUnce of apr 
polntment subscribe and file with the Ad- 
ministrator an oath to fairly and Impar- 
tially determine Whatever Issue Is presented 
to the board to which such member, has 
been appointed. Mo such board shall con- 
tain In Its membership more than one rep- 
resentative of any distributor or exhibitor. 

PART 4. If a member of any .board pro- 
vided for this .Article VI ceases to belong 
to the class he represents upon sttoh board, 
his membership shall terminate and the 
code Authority shall ll|l the vacancr so 
caused by designating a representative of 
the same class. 

ABTIGLE Vn 
deneral Trade Folioy TroTisiona 

PART I. The industry pledges Its com- 
bined strength to maintain right moral 
standards in the production of motion pic- 
tures as a form of entertainment. To that 
end the Industry pledges itself to and shall 
adhere tt> the regulations promulgated by 
«nd within the Industry to assure the at- 
tainment of such purpose. 

PART 2. The Industry pledges Its coiiti- 
blhed strength to maintain the best stand- 
ards of advertising and publicity procedure. 
To that end the Industry pledges Itself .to 
and shall adhere to the regulations pro- 
mulgated by and within the industry to as- 
sure the attainment of such purpose. 

ABTICLE Vm 
Miscellanepiis Froyisipns 

PART 1. Adt exhibitor forwarding or 
delivering to another exhibitor a print of a 
motion picture at the request, or . ^ upon the 
' order of the distributor thereof, shall, but 
only for such purpose, be deemed to be, the 
agent of such distributor. • 
PART 2; 

<a) Wherever in this code arbitration of 
any matter is provided tor,- other than ar- 
bitration as provided in the^Dptlbnal Stand- 
ard License Agreement .(1933) or as may. 
be otherwise specifically provided . for, such 
matter shall be submitted for d^tsrmlnatlon 
to an arbitration board. Buob brbltratlon 
board shall' consist. Of tour (4) . members. 
Each of the groups conliemed in sujcti mat- 
ter shall ap];>olnt two ot such members. In 
any such case where arbitration is to be 
used as provided . in this, code, upon the 
written request ot either Igroup to the dis- 
pute or controveny, the group making such 
.request shall name therein two arbitrators, 
stating the'' business address and business 
or business connection of each, and shall 
designate thereipi the date, time and place 
of the hearing of such controversy. The 
date of such hearing shall not be earliisr 
than seven (?) days from the date of the 
sending of such notice, unless It shall be 
claimed in such notice that Irre^rable In- 
Jury will result tinless there . Is a speedy 
determination of such controversy, in which 
case such hearing may be designated to be 
held earlier than the said seven-day period. 
. (b) .Within five (B) days from the mail- 
ing of such request for arbitration, or 
within twenty-four (S4> hours if the date 



of such hearing shall be earlier than seven 
(7) days from the date ot the ssndlnr of 
such notice, the group npon whom snob re- 
quest is made shall name two arbitrators 
l« a written notice mailed or dellvored. to 
the other party, stoting therein the boslness 
address and business or business coanoctlon 
ot each arbitrator. It either gronp falls or 
refuses to name the arbitrators as benpln 
provided, or It any arbitrator 00 named 
shall toll or refuse to act, or be unable to 
serve, or shall be challenged, and others 
are «r another arbitrator qualified and then, 
avallabla to act Is not appointed, others or 
another arbitrator may he appointed by the 
other group as the case may be. 

(0) No member ot an arbitration board 
shall hear or determlna any controversy in 
which he has an interest, direct or Indirect, 
and any member having such Ihterest sh«ll 
be disqualified to act. .J.. 

(d) If the arbltratoTS or a majority ot 
them are unable to reaoh a decision, they 
or a majority ot them shall Immediately 
select an umpire who shall not be engaged 
In the . motion picture business. la such 
cose, the hearing before the umpire shall 
be at such time and place as the tiipplre 
shall designate atid shall be bad before the 
umpire alone, the arbitrators not to be per- 
mitted to attend the heorthg befoi« the 
umpire,: If the arbitrators Or. a majority ot 
them are unable to agree upon the selection 
of an umpire, the Administrator shall vp<>n 
request make such soleotlon. 

PART 8. Nothing In this code shall be 
deemed to aipply to the production, dlstrlbii- 
tlon or exhibition of motion pietures on film 
of recognized sub-stondard widths, or to 
slide films, or to non-theatrical motion pic- 
tures designed primarily for educational, 
eclentlflc, industrial, commercial, advertls- 
log, selling or other non-theatrical pur-, 
pose, or to television of motion pictures, 
provided that the . commercial production, 
distribution or exhibition ot such films shall 
be subject to Investigation by the Code 
Authority to determine whether such pro- 
duction, distribution or exhibition ot such 
fllnris Is unfair competition to an eetob- 
llshed motion picture theatre ot theatres. 
It found to be unfair competition, the Code 
Authority shall promulgate rules and regu- 
lations governing such unfair competition. 

PART 4. The : provisions of this .code 
shall be separable. 

ABTICLE IX 

Uandatory and Amending 
Provisions 

PART 1. This code and all the. provi- 
sions thereof are expressly made subject to 
the .right oC the President, in accordance 
with the provision ot Clause (10 (b) of the 
National Industrial Recovery Act, from 
time to time to cancel or modify any or- 
der, approval, license, rule, or regnlatlon. 
Issued under Title I ot said Act, and 
specifically to the Tight of the President to 
cancel or modify his approval of .this code 
or any conditions imposed by him upon his 
approval thereof. ^ 

FART 2. Such of the provisions of this 
code as . are not required, to be Indnded 
therein by the National' Industrieil Recov- 
f(i7 Act. upon the appllbatlon of tho Code 
Authority approved by the Administrator 
and with the approval of thel President, 
may be modified or eliminated as changes 
In elrcumstences or experience may tndl- 
nate. It Is contemplated that from tlm^ to 
time supplementory provisions of this code 
or additional codes will be submitted ,for 
the approval of the President to prevent 
unfhir competition and other unfair and de- 
structive practices and to effectuate the 
other purposes and policies of Title I of 
the National Industrial Recovery Act. con- 
sistent with the provisions hereof. 



Chesterfield Back at U 

Holljrwood. Dec;^ 4. 

Chestorfleld haa moved back to 
the Unlvertua lot to produce 'Cam- 
panile Murder Case/ with Richard 
Thorpe directing. 

Indie produ(:er awting over from 
TJ to Mack Sennett several months 
ago when thei majors effected an 
agreement to withhold leasing spaoo 
to any indies making plx for less 
than 139,000. Understanding blew 
up 




BEN BLUE 

WABMEB BBOiS. COMEDIES 
Dir. aOS RITKIM 
Utb MOBBISOM, Agencir 



STAN MEYERS 




MUSICAL 
1 RECTOR 
sno 

Mutar ot Csreqonlet 
at the 

Brooklyp 
Paramount 

Indefinitely 



^ORGANS FOR SALE— 
UNU8UAL BARGAINS 

Fifteen Instruments originally costing 
|10.000-$1B,000 Oacb, will be wld tor 
iny reasonable ©Iter. Apply In per-, 
aba or by letter to 

1,6?1 BRQADWAT 
New Tork City Fifth. Fl<M|r 




Despite five and six shows a day at the New York Para* 
mount (no kidding) the week was too short— thanks to 
Boris Mor^os, Danny Dare, Harry W. Conn and Bob 
Weitman and his henchmen. . . . . 

Sincerely, GARY COOPER, 




Trip Delightful=^ 
Weather Bris 



Health Excellent 





.AMHE STATIC NEW-^©RK^ 

THIS WEEK (Dec 1) 





R Kd Radio Pictures 



iaeadajf December 5, 1933 



VARIETY 



37 



Universal Rings The Bell Asain ! 

Close on the heels of those two smash hits, ^^Only Yesterday^' and 
The Invisible Nion/' cpmes the third one. Whoopee! Three in a row! 



Says Hollywooci Reporter: Soys Doily Variety: 



'^Universal, with 'Counsellor qt Law/ 
steps right to the fore with a Class A 
picture for all classes. This one is full 
of the stuff that all audiences not only 
yiMlerstand, but like • • • Universal has 
spared not a thing to make it a top- 
notch attraction* •.should do big things 
in your theatre.'' 



Exceptionally fine blending of superb 
performances, direction and presenta- 
tion, with John Barrymore leading an 
array of attractive names, makes 
'Counsellor at Law' a box-office natu- 
ral. Appeal should be as strong for 
men ds for women • • • Sock, comedy, 
dramatic buildup and theme values 
of the play have been retained/' 




JOHN fiARRYMQAE 



C0UNSCLL01I AT LAW 



WITH 



BEBE DANIELS 

DORIS KENYON 



ONSLOW STEVENfS; ISABEL JEWEL, MELVYN DOUGLAS, THELMA 
TODD, MAYO METHOT. Produced by tori Laemmle, Jr.. from the 
sensational stage success by ELMER RICE. Directed by William Wyler. 
Presented by Carl Laemmle. 



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VARIETY 



ADI O 



I'liesday, December % 1933 



N. W. Ayer Agency Puts Henry Ford 
On Bodi Webs with SmOM Show 



With the scheduled addition of 
Fred Warine to the Henry Ford 
payroll Feb^ 4. Ford flhda himaelf 
represented in ra,aio by three ad 
igehcies. Handling; the Waring 
phase of the business is N, W. Ayer. 
The liTim and Abner script and va- 
riety affair currently- on NBC. <iomes 
under the authority of . Ccltchfleld, 
while the ether hookups effected 
around New York for next week's 
Pord Indtstria'l Exposition are the 
concern of the McCann-Erlckson 
agency. 

Waring's schedule will give him 
a half hour weekly on both NBC 
red lihk and Columbia. Bfoaidcast 
on the mttfer web lias been set for 
Sunday nights, while the NBC spot 
Is yet to be determined. Hookup 
in either Instance will take in . all 
the important NBC and CBS sup- 
plementaries excepting the west 
coast, which has its own Ford 
the Merrymakers. 

iSeriry . Ford has .taken Over- the 
bankrolling of thie Lum arid Abner 
Berles. on NBC for 'a period of 30 
days, starting' Jain. 1; ..Dealers in 
the 22 towns involved In the .current 
lihk have been the past 23 weeks 
aupRorting this show by theinselves. 
Contract they have with NBC ex- 
pires, at- the ■■ <&nd of December. 
Whether Ford will extend Liim and 
Abner lylil -repend.- on the results 
of a survey oh the sales reaotlons 
of the seties to'liiy. which'- the car 
maker will lOondubt In the meantime. 

Among, the agency bidders for' the 
other Ford . radio • business • which 
went to Nr- ^« Ayer and the Fred 
Waring band last week waia. -Mc-- 
Cann-Erlckson. Program sub- 
ihitted^ by the latter agency had 
Z^n Charles Thomas ad soloist, and 
Joseph Boninej the MoC-B general 
musicM director, as head of a sym- 
phony, unit.' HcC-E . outfit has . been 
politing the 'Merrymakers' show on. 
the west coast for the Ford dealer^ 
In that area. 

Ford contracts placed by N. W. 
Ayer gives NBC 62 weeks and CBS 
26 weeks. _ .It is . possible that , the 
Ford dealers themselves may con- 
tinue to support at least part of the 
iMva and Abner load on „ NBC; 



Ether Skeletons 



The: ghosts of family skele- 
tons figure In t-wo unwritten 
must-nots among radio coni-l 
inerciaJs. 

On ' one., clgaret accoiint they 
must not feature torch songs.. 
And on an . oil . conaedy com- 
nterclal references to Jail are 
taboo.. 





PROGRAM 




..CBS has assigned Bernard Prpck-, 
ter to function as an efllclehcy 63?- 
pert_ on programs among the sta- 
tions owned and operated- biy .the 
network. ' It's a traveling <proposi- 
tlbn with Prcckter advisifig the. out- 
lets oh how ;to produce: and routine 
the^ir shows, -.how to' economli:e. on 
program costs and -how variety can 
be- obtained by an exchange of. tal- 
ent among the Various, istations. 

Prior to his deleifatioil to ' this 
taisic Prockter was assistant' pro- 
gram- naknagbt in the home offices 
of ' the web: Liatter spot is npW be- 
ing filled by Herbert Rosehthal. 



UNION ALTERS POLICY 
AS KDKA fflRES MEN 



HELEN 6R0DERICK t)N 
N0 CHRYSLER SHOW 



Chrysler Motors .is preparing for 
e -weekly halj hour variiety program 
over a, coast -to .coast loop With the 
^lebut diite sh.ortly after the first 
of .jbhe year, . CBS will probably be 
the. web. Tentatively set for the 
show Is Helen Broderick. 

Car mf,nufacturer currently Is 
plugging the- Plymouth make on 
CBS through . the Elmer Eyerett 
Tess script show. ^ 



Lucky Sfcrilte^s Argentine 
Crooner Visits States 

Don Dean, Hollywood lad who's A 
current favorite radio singer In 
South America,, left New York yes 
terday (Monday). for a quickie Visit 
to Chicago and California. . He had 
been tn New Tfprlc only tWo days, 

t)ean wa^ singing at the •ISm'bks sy- 
club, Hollysvopd, " three ye&rs ' ago 
when picked up on a three-month 
rPntract f pr LRB, Buenos Aires eta 
tion.- Galiglit^on-d'owh-tUere.-gbtthe- 
trucky trilce hour Bsslgnment, and 
has. been" there ever since. Figures 
on getting back to Argentine for 
)iew cQntrdct about Dec.. 16. 



HERE AND THERE 



Marioold CaMin Is latest add! 
tion to the Erwln-Wasey agenoy 
continuity department Jn Chicago. 

Miss Cassia was formerly con- 
tinuity scribbeir with station 
WBBM. 



Larry Field, of Scott-Hpwe-BOw- 
en, Ciiicaig'o, ifwitches affiliations on 
the first of th'e^year, iQoving to the 
New Tprk offloe p;' the. • Edward 
Petry organisation. 



W. A. Schudt, Jr<* ma,nai^er, and 
Paul Rosekrans, Lphlef engineer for 
WBT, CharlbttiBi; are in Washing- 
ton connection with an appli- 
cation before the Federal Radip 
Commission seeking an extension in 
power from 26^000 watts, td 60,000 
wiVtts, 



Ciirtii^ Candy nd'alciogr a test of a 
series of two-bilnute announce- 
ments on WMBD, P'eprla; tying In 
with a- give-a:way ph bprpscopes. 
Six times weekly. 



Jad Salts tested 'Easy Aces' last 
week with.'ani oli^ei^ of a free sample. 
Got 42,000 letteire back: ' - 

A similar test last 'year when 
Jack :..iDempsey was .on. prpgra^ 
brouefht 35,000 letters^; 



'Texas Mariaging EditpraV 
ation ' la^t" week ' decifded ^ against 
supplying'' election i^tiims' gathered 
hy tihe. 'Txsas Election.' Bureau- to 
radio, stations. They. .Insist -. these; 
returns repr^cent property; rights 
which tKey 'areTi*ead]r' to defend If 
nicessary;^ ■ ' . .v' = ». " ' 



Ruthrauff' and' Ryan agencyi Ohi- 
cagp, spotting a series of ,'26 an- 
nounpements ..for Gillette safety 
razor. 

Will t>e one minute announce- 
ments and dtamatlzed. To hit the 
ether daily except Sunday. 



Pittsburgh, Dec. 4. 

Because kpKA has recruited a 
S.tafC orchestra from uneniployed 
musicians of the city,. iSmle Hoist's 
>&nd, airing pvp" KDKA frpm the 
William Penn hotei':3 Chatterbox, 
«an go network via NBQ .this. week, 
^hat was the ^depision last week pf. 
nhe local .union, which had refused^ 
tp sanction the Hoist netwprk 
'>roadcasts withput extra compen- 
sation from either the ba,hd leader 
or the Pittsburgh statipn. 

Hoist, who came here three weeks, 
ago froin the. Hotel Liexlngtoh in' 
New York, l^ad arranged for NBC 
pickups before lieaving the east, only 
to find here upon his arrival that 
the union had thumbs-downed the 
proposition. ..No amount of per- 
suasion would alter, the decision 
either. 

However, KDKA's new policy, of a 
staff orchestra -under newly rap 
pointed musical . director - 'Umbretb 
Egizl put .-.the union In a happier 
f raniie of mind :and -olficials relehted 
S,nd okayed the: Hoist chain pro" 
^rams. That also means that fit' 
ture traveling bands that succeed 
Hoist at Chatterbox will be able to 
go out over the chain from KDKA, 
providing, of course, NBC wants 
ihem.. 



Fitzpatrick .Pros., *A.utomatic -Sex^ . 
tette' program on WMAii, Chicagpi 
spreads Into ai three mornings 
weekly ride hesldeis the regular 
Tuesday r'venlhg shpWr Adds. Mon- 
day,. Wednesday and ' Friday "^ith 
Adele Starr - eidded as Soloist t6 ' the 
two-^piaho 'team of - Alice Blue' and 
Fred Wltner and ' the^ Three Kings 
male trip now . heard d'A the night 
shoWs. OIgn' Kargyle, sopr^iiti'o; 
Joins ' ei/ehihg prbgi^m; ^ 



Chain Income from jime Sales 



NBC 





1933 


1932 


1931 


1930 


January 


$1,839,886 


$2,635,447 


$1,989,497 


$1,418,979 


February 


1,742,784 


2,671,609 


jl.9;24,778 


1,347,874 


March, 


1,997,463 


2,864;783 


: 2,164,434 


t,€52,'629 


-April •>.»'•••«•••• 


, 1,690,177 


2;C49,892 


2,195,900 


i.674,523 


May. 


1,699,194 


2,306,448 


2,101,625 


1,731,409 


June 


1,512,192 


2,081,466 


1,931,165 


1,609,224 


Jtily -k «..'.«'* ... « 


. 1,364,069 


1,826,433 


.2,027,976 


1,692,680 


August ' . .... • • • «.• *. 


. 1,407,843 


t;745,338 


1,892,427 


1.612,284 


September 


1.666;606 


1,807,796 


i.961,826 


1,684,681 


October 


2,131,517 


2.063,273 


2,318,091 


1,972,414 


November 


2,164,108 


1^953,963 


2,476,905 


1.890,632 




.$20,074,828 


$24,404j437 


$21,973,413 


$18,087,129 



CBS 





1938 


1932 


1931 


1930 


January 


$941,466 


$1,348,842 


$692,114 


$644,6S5 


Febniary 


884,977 


1,819,414 


750,621 


692,943 


March . ^ • < . • • • i * f 


1.016,102 


1,436,050 


1,110,526 


726,093 


.April ,«.-.«*«•.•'■••'•• 


' 776,487 


1,364,692 


■ l,076,10a 


705,442 


^Mfay •«.'...'«..•*'•«• 


624,256 


1,326,994, 


^066,352 


642.782 


June f.... «••.>. 


653.06ff 


916,830 


1,057,230 


692,248 


July ... . . . • '« . » • » • .' . 


445,414 


591,188 


877^366 


' 43M28 


August i . •' . • ^ .>: • 


:499,6d8 


640,342 


774,618. 


392,673 


September' ^ ; 


ef47;20|. 


685,166 


947,138 


635,768 


October . • . •'• • • • 


1,114,107 


972^358 


1,099,717 


792.833 


November «'i . . ..... 


1,266;«54 

■ ;': - ••' ' 


1,106,806 


1,247,906 


1,890,632 


Total 


$8,657,^69 


$11,696,666. 


$10,697;933 


$6,832,289 



Radio Recovery Ratio Ahead of 
Newspa^rs, Magazines m Check 



LA; 



PUT TEETH IN ASSN. 



Maurine Ward and Fbr^nce Muzzy.) 
piano ' teain^- on WUACi, Chicago, 
starting Dec. 6 fpr a one-time week- 
1 7 shot .each Wednesday evening for. 
Hinckley .and. ^hmldt, water sup^ 
ply company. T 

-..'f-T- — .■ 



ari 



Schenck lit, Paqain Oat 



Chicago, Dec. 4; 
• Two (Jhanges In .the NfeC draniattc 
production set-up last week brotight 
In Charlie Schenck who was tor- 
'<i:.Utiy with NBC in New Yprk and 
sent out . Larry Pactuin. 

^aquin had been with NBC here 
some time turning out i^uch shows 
as the 'Hooflhghams,' 'Lives at 
Stake/ the Irene Rich shpW for 
Welch .grape juice. 



Sack Benny Extended 

Chevrolet has renewed for Jack 
Benny arid the others on Itis Sun- 
day night Nl^C whirl for another 
13-week cycle. 

iBenny, Mary. Livingstone and 
i'rank Piarker Rave until this Sun- 
day (10) to go under their initial 
contract for the season. 



— ~" ■"Chlcagor-Deo."-4.- 
LesUe Atlasa adding an extra hour 
to the .running tijine ,6f WBBM, local. 
(3BS station, this wieek. Will open 
six Instead of seven ji. m. 
: Extra 60 ininutes ' f Or farm Info 
Und enter talniheht.. 



Laveena Discs Start 

Chicago, Dec. 4. 

. New .Laveena ahow is .iaet for 
series of riidio discs . by "the Lord 
and .Thomas agency. Will be 're- 
corded, by the local RCA Victor 
Studio, expecting to hit the ether 
about Jan. 1, by which time aibout 
14 discs should be ready. 

On program are Hal Kemp band 
with Harlow Wilcox as announcer 



-IltENE°EICH=SHOW=SttIFTS 

Chlpago, Dec. 4. 

Welch grape .juice; la switching 
its time schedules for the Irene 
Rich show on NBC. Is dropping 
one of its evening shots, which npw 
hit on Wednesday and: Friday, and 
Is adding a Sundny afternoon show. 

Not yet decided which evening 
show lift going out First Sunday 
program l floats on Dec. 10. 



Oxydol program, "Ma':' Perki \ 
after an 18-week' initiation oh 
WLW, Cincinnati, moved to NBC, 
Chicago, to ride the blue network 
under an expanded schedule set by 
Procter and Qamble through Blapk- 
ett-SampIe-Hummert. 

Charles Bgfeleston,- Virginia Payne 
and Marjprie Hannbn migrate from 
Cincinnati to Chicag;6 to contihue 
their roles' ln serlaL ' ' ' 



Marie Davenport, versatile staff 
metftber of .WBT, Charlotte, N. C, 
enjgajj^^ed to Thpinas Harrill, local 
business ma,n; Secretary to station 
mantLger and station orjganlst in be- 
tween, 'she's ao^ lilpnQra|7 member of 
14 Rotary anii,r^6 Itliwanis clubs. 



Central Shoe 

Louis, through 
agenoy, .liali ~pfepM^7 



company, of St 
Jim Dougherty 
of 



_ _ t- series 
kid show discs tp ride on a station 
in St. . Louie , aiid one In Kansas City 
tor a.' test.'' 

Saucers, whiiob were shaped out 
on the coast, tell the history of 
'Robin Hood' and wlU be on the 
ozone twice, weekly. 

Shoe oompsny has made a tie-up 
With the United Artists Pictures 
corporation tp exhibit the Douglas 
Fairbanks <Robin Hood' flicker to 
the children. 



itchelU Faust aoetiey, Chicago, 
preparing one 16 -minute platter for 
Junkett as a test. Recording by 
RCA Victor with James Wicker 
writing the dramatic script. 



Peruna sFow^s' wWT^ocal talent 
placed on three stations through 
Edward Petry office, Chicago. Goes 
on KSYL, Salt LakeJ WSB, Atlanta, 
and WFAA, Dallas; all with lodal 
hiU-bl.lly acts. • 



Hcnr! Hurst and MacPon^ld 
agency,. Chicago, shaping four ra- 
dio dlsos for Morrell Packing com- 
pany, to hit on four midwest sta 



i Dec. 

Lps. Angeles roadcastert*, Asso- 
ciation, comprised of < local radio 
operatp'rs, are going, to put more 
teeth In their: organization. 7art 
Of the plan Is to raise the dues, not 
only for the .local operation,., but 
klsp to enable the group to donate;^ 
funds th6 Natlpnal Association 
of Broadcasters' in. 'the,. iflght . 'witH 
ASCAP over music copyrighting 
regulations. 

Assbclattpn' heretofore a. more or 
less haphaeard outfit IS' to. .-have' a 
pa^ jsecretory,, 



CougUui Commercial? 



, Pathet Coughlin is being submit- 
ted tp commercial accounts on radio 
at $7,500 a broadcast. 

Money Would. go 'to the radio 
priest's Church of the Little Flow- 
er, Detroit. 



tiohs," including ohe' in' Si, Lotlls, 
about -Jan. 1, 



WWNC's 'Saturday Night Shln^ 
dig' has moved its location to the 
Ashevlile Police and Fire Depart- 
ment gymnasium, in one of the citj' 
buildings in Ash.eville, N., C. Ten 
cents adrtiission Is charged, wltH 
.cHPi^ilege -of dahoing.— Callers 
are furnished for the -square dances 
by the radio- station .and the party 
Jftata two hours each Saturday hight. 
being broadcast from 10 to 11 
o'clock! Dancing" starts at .9 p. m. 

Paid adniissions rat'.ely fall under 
600, and . .range around 1,000 often. 
A$heville is a center for a great 
deal Of this iiarticiilar type talent, 
playinii: 'mountain music', which the 
performers insist Is. not 'Mllbllly'. 



KFOR's ppwer plant, formerly in 
Lincoln, is being shbved out into 
College View, a suburban town, ind 
with new equipment. 

Station is 260 watted and has its 
st'adios In the Hotel Hhcoln. here. 
CBS recently moved it into the 
Class A service rating With KPAB 
where it had been pushed from a 
former rating of Class C. 



KFAB, Lincoln, celebrated 9th 
anniversary of its existence Dec.. 4, 
Iii addition to the tiegulir talent, 
Governor Bryan, njayors of Lincoln 
and Omaha, and notables "partlcl- 
patod ln birthday progx-ani arranged 
by Al Poska and Ada Bell of the 
staff. 

After the celebration, the entire 
staff throw a party. 



in the strides taken by the vari- 
ous advertising medium in business 
recovery during October radio led. 
both newsprint and magazines by a 
wide margin. 

■One naethpd .used, tp chart the. 
.business course .of these media is 
the- monthly equation struck after 
averaging up all the months for the ' 
years 1928 to 1932, inclusive. On< 
the basis pf this mPnthly average 
radio for .October .was 48.9% above 
par, while newsprint rated 18.6% 
below par^ ''and magazines 87.1% 
likewise under .the 1928-32 average. 

' Netwbrk '-grosseig from time sales 
continued on the upgrade through 
November. ' NBC bettered last year's 
Intake jfor the same month by 10%, 
while Colunbla's inargin' of- ih<^' 
crease betweeii. last month's total 
and the November, 1932, figure cAnie 
to 13.6%. .Facilities turnover the. 
past month brought NBC $2,154,108 
and CBS $1,'256,854< 
1 For Columbi.it the November bill- 
ings were the Ingest in the history 
of the network; In the case.. of NBC 
the ; . November, . *33, accumulation 
was under the. November,. '31, level. 
Takings, last . month gave CijS a 
hefty boost over the month of. Sep- 
tember, Which: showed $1,114,107. 
Tlie difference between the. .two' 
months in the NBC column was 
slight. 

• Both webs are expected to dhow 
far more .substantial increases over 
the current month of Decemb er 
as compared to a year ago. Last 
December NBC grossed $2,000,454, 
while the. Columbia billings added 
up to $1,006,229. 



Buck Band Awarded 
^7,800 from Wtirlitzer 

XJhicagp,-^bec. . 



Case of Verne Ruck, musical lead- 
er, against the Rudplph Wurlltzer 
company ifor coin due in broai^cast- 
Ing, drew a decision Iji favor of 
Buclc by the Musicianig Union board 
of directprs. 

coin in case amounted to $7,86o 
for services and cpntra.cted in con- 
nection with broadcasting over 
WON. 



(leneral Motors Uses Wax 



Chicago, Dec. . 
, General Motors will place a seriea 
of 84 announcements on. as many 
stations for Its trio of Chevrolet, 
Buick and Ppntiac to aniiounce new 

Through Gampbell-Ewald agency 
in Detroit, Will spot six announcc- 
rnents daily, three afternoon and 
three at night for a string of 14 
days. To start by the fli-st of the 
year. ' , 

Hupmoblle auto also planning a 
series, of announceroon.ts si lilar to 
the Nash twp-mlnute platters now 
.running.; Through Lennen & Mit- 
chell agency. 



VARIETY 39 





Numerous 




es in Radio Code 



Governing Industry After Dec. 11 



Washlnfftoni Dec. 4.' 
Kadio l>roadcasting comes under 
government wing for second, time on 
Dec. 11 when. NRA code, approved 
by President Rolosevelt at Wia,rm 
Springs Nov. 27 goes opera- 
tion. 

Numerous changes, ffew of out- 
standing significance, have been 
znade blnce puWic hearings, coji- 
cluded in October, but wage iihd 
hour figures havie been juggled and 
trade pt"a.cticG provisions have be6n 
reworked' in detail. 

Temporary . code authority which 
Will report in 90 days rpgdrdlng per- 
manent • .method of administration,, 
will include: president - Alfred J, 
iHicCosker, Frank M. RUssell, NBCj 
Jtf. R. Runyon of CBS; John Shep- 
ard, III of the Yankee Network, 
Isaac Z. Buckwalter of WGALr, Lan- 
caster, Pa., and John Elmer, of 
WCBMi Baltirnore, a,B representa- 
tives of the National .'Association 
of Broadcasters. Edward N. Nockels 
of WCFLi Chicago, James \y. Bald- 
win^ former secretary of the Federal 
Radio Comnii'ssion, and James Kier- 
nan 6f WLWL, New York City, are 
independent members of authority 
board,. 

■ Three Federal representatives will 
"be named in th^ . near future and, 
according to insidei gossip, will be 
William A. Farnsworth. assistant 
deputy administrator, who . took 
charge of code negotiations; Chair- 
man Eugene O. Sykes of the Radio 
Commission, and Harry Shaw of 
WMT, Waterloo, lai, former NAB 
president. 

Contrasted with the code upon 
which hearings were held, wage and 
hour provisions have been altered 
In a number of resp^.cts, but the 
controversy over limiting working 
time of studio engineers to 40 hours 
has been left up to the code author- 
ity for special investigation with a 
reipbrt scheduled Within 90. days. 
Wage Rates. 

Wage scales f of broadcast tech- 
nicians, which Includes radio opera- 
tors and control men, have biien 
ttrokeii down to provide $40 for em- 
ployee^ of clear channel or high- 
power regional stations, $30 for em- 
ployees of clear channel part tim6 
or low-power regional stations, and 
$20 tor low power part time re- 
.Kionals, local unlimited, and local 
-part time stations. 

Minimum rates for announcers 
ftnd program production employees 
vemain $20 except in std,tions where 
not more than ten persons are en- 
gaged the .basic rate is $16. .All 
other employees will be graded^ ac- 
cording to. population as provided 
In the President's re-employment 
agreement between $16 and. $12. 

Provisions requiring preparation 
of detailed rate cards have been re- 
tained with few changes, although 
- .the:.flnal form calls for posting of 
.these schedules with/the code au- 
thority ra,ther than with NAB. 
Tlnie required to elapse between 
filing of notice of change and mak- 
ing ot. the anticipated ehange-rhas 
been cut from 30 to 15 days. While 
the provision limiting agency com- 
missions to 15% plus cash dis- 
count Hia^ been dropped. 

.Renewals Affected 

■A stgniflcant feature is a provi- 
sion tucked in near the end speci- 
fying that restrictions on rates and 
discbuntis. apply only to contracts 
made after the code, becomes opera- 
tive. Code provisions apply to ro- 
newals or extensions, however, ex- 
cept in the case 'there is vested in 
a party other than the broadcaster 
or network a right to renew or ex- 
tend the then existing rates.'_ 
...A provisloh . not contained In the 
original proposals prohibits furnish- 
ing of 'special . service* includihig: 
"lpIcTcup^^and"'wrre"lIif6§^"fft-^less^= 
cost, while another amendment for- 
bids interspersing commercial an- 
nouncements with sustaining pro- 
grams In such a way as to mislead 
listeners to belle.ve prcgram is spon- 
JBored, 

Other trade practice provisions, 
including prohibition of (3ong--plug- 
Ing, and outlawing of lotteries, 
titand as orlgintiily propo.«?ed. 



Gem Hre Off for Winter; 
Back to NBC in March 

, Dec. . 
the; air last week General Tire 
has renewed its contract w^h NBC 
for 52 additional weeks/ New serfes 
Will start In March,. 1934, 

New series will continue the same 
show, 'Lives at $take,' with sanie 
setup and miisic. Hays MacFa,rland 
agency, Chicago, on the deal. 



General Foods' Squawk 
Ends NBC Broadcasts 
Of WCY Byrd Hours 



At the request of Qeneral . Foods. 
NBC will Itiy bfC broadcasting over 
any of the web's stations the pro- 
grams that WGY,. Schenectady, has 
scheduled for shortwavlng to the 
Byrd Antarctic expedition. G. F., 
which is one oif NBC's 'major cus- 
tomers, resented the idea of the 
•network's cutting In on thei Byrd 
ballyhoo after the commercial had 
gone to the expense of tying up the 
air rights to the expedition through, 
the Saturday night broadcasts for 
Grape Nuts over CBS. 

Call from General Foods came af- 
ter NBC had announced that it 
would rebroadcast the entertain- 
nient that the General Electric 
transmitter Iii Schenectady short- 
waved to th6 expedition from time 
to time.' Among the progriams that 
G. F. is bankrolling on NBC is the. 
Maxwe^ll House Show Boat, Paul 
Wing, the Story Man, Cap^ Dia- 
mond Light, the Wizard of Oz ahd 
the Frances Lee Barton daytime 
spiels. 



100-WA1TER FEEDS 
50,000-WAlTER WLW 



Cincinnati, Dec. 4. 
jrst . hook-up between WPBE, 
lOO-watter, and WLW, 60,pob-wat- 
ter, occurred Thanksgiving Day on 
their simultaneous broadcast 'of the 
Unlyerslty of Cincinnati and Miami 
football game played here. 

Small station held exclusive rights 
to blast the local college's grid con- 
tests this season. Its sound tossing 
Is confined to. .a 30-mIIe area. As 
the. turkey day" game decided the 
Buckeye Conference championship, 
intere^^t In it was statewide. Upon 
request of U. of C. officials, Bill 
Clark, mgr. of WFBB, consented to 
the WLW pickup. As a gate pro- 
tection WLW- was not permitted to 
make iadyance announcement of its 
part in tlie broadcast. 

A WLW mike was placed next to 
WEBE's, and the latter's men did 
the etherising; Joe Lihneman han- 
-dllng^thfi_ play-by.^Elay_^des^ 
Harry Hartman giving resumes her 
tween periods, and Bob Bentley car- 
ing for the introduction and, back- 
ground talks. 




Cantor Term Renewed 



Another extension which will carry 
him to December, 1934, has been Is- 
sued to Eddie Cantor by Chase & 
Sanborn. An Increase over his pres- 
ent Tudio ,salary. Including its sepa- 
rate: allotment for material, goes 
with the renewal. 

Cantor's present C.&S. term ex- 
tends, to next spring. Cantor goes 
back to Holly wood for picture work 
.6,vcF..=^tliflL^um mcr, . rfetu rn ing Jo t he 
air In the fall. 



Frances White to NBC 

Chicago,. Dec. 4. 

Francos White : goes on the local 
NBC list for a vocal build-up. 

Former vaudevlilian starts next 
week with three sustaining shots 
^•cpkly. 



Peace Overtures Made with 
View to Halting/Reprisals 
.on Both Sides— ^ Several 
Battles Now in ProgrcMs 



ARMISTICE 



Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Account 
Out of Lord and Thomas Agency 
As Laske^Bcprd Colgate Feud 



CINCy GlVEiS IN 



: H; . Ayleswopth and William 
Pa|ey are slaved to meet nisxt Mon- 
day (11). witK reps from, the Amerir 
can Nftwspaper Publishers' Assoc! • 
ation in an . effort ighteii . out; 

the ifferences existing between 
radio and the press. Pending this 
outcome of these -pourpiarlers the 
Washington newspapers have agreed 
to defer action' on their resolution 
to e!irninji|te all radio program listr 
ing unless paid .for. This move was 
to take effect Dec. 1v 

Delegated by the ANPA to confer 
with Paiey and Ay les worth are 
Howaird Davis, pres. of the assod- 
.atibn, and E. H. Harris, chairman 

of the organization's radio commit- 
.tee. Understood . that the ■ idea of 
trying to compromise the situation 
came from publisher . quarters ahd 
that NBC hSLd ponae thing to do with 
its. initiation. 



Cincinnati, Dec. 4. 

Cincy's three dailies have been 
defeated for a second! time m their 
united war on radio. A flood of pro 
tests from readers,. local ^and na- 
tional, advertisers influenced the 
papers to resume listings of pro 
grams bf the five statidns her^B 
after an absenccf of two weeks 
The press. Is using only condensed 
tables of the air schedules, causing 
continued squa.wks from subscrlb 
ers and space buyers among radio 
dealers and sponsors ' bf broad 
casts. 

The dailies started their latest 
flglit against radio Nov. 16. and 
stopped it Thanksgiving Day. Dur- 
ing that fortnight their telephone 
lines were so clogged by calls from 
complainants that extra operators 
had to be put on without prevent- 
ing interference to news and busi- 
ness service. 

Local dally press waged Its first 
battle against radio In the spring bf 
'31, commencing with the elimina- 
tion of rudlb news coliunhs and ex- 
tending to Omission of program 
tables. A howl from readers, caused 
the papers to reinstate radio sched- 
ules, but without Including names 
of . commercial' sponsors, proerrams 
being Identified by talent names or 
descriptions of entertainment, fea- 
tures. Coniplete schedules of all 
local stations were carried by i;^he 
papers froni the close of that battle 
until the beginning of round two. 



NBC-RCA Share Billing 



For the . first time in its his- 
tory NBC is making note on all 
stationary of the network's al- 
liance with RCA. 

In addition to: the; line 'A 
Badlo Corporatibn of America 
Subsidiary' the letterheads now 
also: carry ah RCA Insignia. 



_ -Chai!lbtte, JN_C.,JDec. 4, ._ 

Radio programs for station WSOC 
reappeared in the Charlotte News 
and the Charlotte .Observer this 
week ^ paid advertising. Both 
Charlotte papers eliminated radio 
programs from their news coltinuis 
some time ago. 

McClaren Rubber Co., tire manu- 
facturers and one of the sponsors of 
the station, is paying for thd pror 
gram spa-ce, in the; regular advertis- 
ing display siections of the paper... 
WBT programs have no.t as yet 
bobn reinstated on a similar basis; 



Seattle^ Dec. 4. 

Seattle i-adlo stations, denied two 
weeks ago free listing of air sched- 
ules in th6 daily newspapers, are 
Tndlng'tHeir'^ay-oui; — ■ — ' — 

Frogralmd of the three major sta-. 
tlons, I^OMO, KJR and KOD, are 
getting to the public in two free, 
delivery advertising sheets. Shop- 
ping News, and the Reliance (cof- 
fee) R?idio Reporter. Both sheets 
give more complete report of pro- 
gramb than the dailies did formerly, 
listing .sponsors ftS Well afl subject. 



Esty Agency Burn Up; 
Say CBS Foists Pet 
Acts on Camel Show 



Burning, at the alleged attempt 
to load up the. program with 
various types of warbling acts from 
the CBS Artists Bureau's liists, 
the William. iJsty agency last week 
took the Camel show's production 
out of the hands of the CBS pro- 
gram department and hired Its own 
prodticer for the task. Production 
man brought in by. the agency. Is 
Edward Byron, - Wha prior to tak- 
ing charge of programing" for Scott 
.Howe Bowen wai on the stafC of 
WLW, Cincy. 

After buying the Casa Loma band 
through thie QBS booking ofilcd the 
agency had turned the task of rou-, 
tlnlng the comba for its conimerclal 
debut (7) over to- the network's 
program department. ' instead of 
concentrating on the band, the CBS 
program division, the agency de- 
cided. Was trying to see how. many 
of its sustaining warbling standby s 
could' be crowded Into the half hour 
stanza. When the network started, 
announcing some of these singing 
teams as set the agency decided to 
handle things for itself all around. 



NBC Attention-Caller 
Now Uses Postage Stamp 

NBC Artists. Service has replaced 
the telegra.m barrage . with .the let- 
ter method in calling the attention 
of ad agencies to sustaining broad- 
casts, cbntaining talent which the 
network would like to sell. , < All such 
programs scheduled for .the week 
are embodied in a letter received by 
the agencies Monday morning. 

A;cts etherized last week for com- 
mercial atteiitldn were .Jack and Xio-. 
retta C!lemohs, Mary Small, Robert 
Simmons- with .Jerry Sears' combo,, 
lilario Cozzi, Arlene Jackson .and 
John Herrlck. ' NBC introduced , the 
talent sales, campaign by air the 
first Week of the network's residence 
in Radio City. 



. Chicago, Dec. 4* . 

Lord; & Thomas agency la^t week 
deliberately severed its connections 
With the Colga:te-PalmolIve-Peet 
account. This was the action taken 
by Albert Lasker, who . personally 
dropped the Cblgkte business out 
of his pfflce, though he himself has 
large holdings In that organizatloni 

Much controversy has been, 
aroused between Colgate arid Lord 
& Thonias foilowing a bhdrige of 
dynasty - within the Soaiip company. 
Resultant .situation XAsker. consid- 
ered Intolerable, resulting in^ Lord & 
Thonias tpsslng out an account with 
a reported |7,0d0,000 annual billing. 

Palmollve portion of the Colgate--. 
Palmolive-Peet advertising business 
moves over to the Benton & Bpwles 
agency Jan; Same agency for 
some time hais' been handling the 
G-P-P's Cashmir Sqap brand. Un- 
der the n^w allbcatlon . which re- 
lieves Lord & Thbmas of all the 
C-P-P" ballyhoo, Toyng & Rubicam 
will retain authority over the ac- 
count which Involves Colgate Den- 
tal Cream and Colgate Rapid Shav- 
ing Cream. 

This Colgate business was ttirned. 
over to T & R last April when Bay^- 
a,rd Colgate assunied the C-P-P 
presidency as the *flrst step in re- 
gaining operating control of thei 
soap combine for the Colgatei 
family. 

Program, affected by the Palm- 
olive Shift is 'Clara, Lu 'n' Em' 
(NBC). 



Dnclnh Grabs Jiuiis 



_ . _ . C hicago , Dec. . 

Pepsoden n sfipw lor ' Jusis "Is" 
finally set. Eddie Diichln band gets 
assignment. Ex«!,ct starting date 
not yet' set, but expected to be ready 
by the first of the year. 

Will be an NBC hookup three 
times Weekly af 30 naliiutes per pro- 
gram, 



Maverick Tiine in Radio 
Disc Irks Erwih-Wasey 

. Faliurb to check on the . number 
before recording it and placing the 
disk with radio stations got the 
Brwln Wasey agency ' jammed up 
with the copyright : owner, of 'The 
Vlcto^ March'. Strains from the 
composition w^re Included ih an im- 
print bf the 'New Deal on Main 
Street' script series, being bank- 
rolled on .New Tprk and New , Eng- 
land outlets by ' Koppers' Cbke. 
After asking $76 for each perform- 
ance of the march the copyright 
owner, V. Cardelli, was induced to 
isettle for a nominal fee of $6 per 
release.' 

Discovery of the tune's ownership 
by a publisher who was neither a 
member of the American Society of 
Composers, Authors an4 Publishers 
nor the . Miislc Publishers Asisocia- 
tion/foUpwed the placement of the 
disk' with WNAC, Boston; Station^ 
which is the key point oic the Yankee 
chain, failed to find the title among 
the ASCAP lists and queried the 
agency as to whether it had ob- 
tained the necessary permission^ 
■ In -checking tip, the agency found 
that it had Ikld itself open to double 
infringement. irst, on the. per- 
Iftjaaailcfiiaco re, and secon dly^n the 
matter bf the mechanical fee. 



Pals— ^Froni Ear to Eaf 



Schlit^ Musical Show 

Chicago, Dec. 4. 
Schlltz beer understpod practical- 
ly set for. an NBC ride with a mu-^ 
sic al sh ow. 

To incluae"'ileIftald''''W2nTe^ 
now with 'Music ih the Air'; DOnald 
Novls a,nd . Irene Beaseley as pop 
singer and Roy Shield, as band 
director. ' , 



MAC HANKIE Ai; KUTE 

Mollywoodj Dec. 4. 
LIndsoy MacHarrlo, formerly of 
KHJ, gets program managership at 
KMTR. 

He succeeds Van C. Newkirk who 
left to become production nianagcr 
at KNX. 



Chlcagb, Dec. . 

Battle between WGNj the Chicago 
Tribune station, and. WBBM, the 
local Columbia outlet, continues. 
Protest by WBBM to the t'cderal' 
Radio Commlsslbn . against thb: 
crease bf WGN power to 50,000 
watts Is latest slap. 

WGN protested against WBBM 
previously " ' bft"'"*the"'propbBed— syn*- - 
chronlzatlbn of WBBM with KIfAB, 
Lincoln, Neb. 



^^ONErBABRYMOEE 0N-AIB = 

Hollywood, Dec, . 

Lionel Barrymbre Is the first pic- 
ture name here to be signed fpr the 
Rudy Valiee Flcischmann hour on 
the. air from Hollywood; 

Barrymore will do a scene from 
one of his pictures, as yet un- 
named. 



40 



VARIETY 



R ADI« 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



Air line News 

By Nellie Revell 



Freddie Rich will be on the New 
Chrysler hour->long shbw, which will 
be broadcast over a GBS network 
beginning January .7;. So will Helen 
Morgarti Rich rias moved from the 
"Waldorf-Astoria to a Park avenue 
apartment. 



Old Comb^New Billing 

Crusaders male quartet la Just 
another; name which Will be uSed 
for a. build-up on WOR. They have 
(been heard under other names on 
the chaHis. Tomes Chapman, Jack 
Miller, Wellington Ezekiel, J. Titus, 
Charles Touchette, pianist and ar- 



Acts' Free Publicity 

A large section has been added 
to the Lilnlt electric sign, at Edge- 
water, N. J. The liames of the seven 
radio acts on the product's air show 
are sfpellcd out In six-foot high let- 
ters. The sigh has a visibility of 
a,bdut ten miles. 



HostesiseB NoW Cashiera 

StaflE of hostesses at ,.NBC has 
been Incrieased by sijc, and the page 
boys by sixteen. One of the duties 
of the hostesses Is to take turns at 
selling tickets for admission to the 
studios. Th« crowds on Thanks- 
giving Pay •v ere of such proportions 
that it was almost Imposislble for 
the artists to. get through to the 
studios. 



Short Shot* 

Columbia will stage a Camel cele- 
bration party at the . Essex House 
Thursday night, when the program 
opens in the same room where that 
Old Gold party was held last Feb- 
ruary .... Dana Suesse, composer, 
will be on Paul Whlteman'a . pro- 
''-''Bram December 1& at the Metro- 
politan Opera House concert.... 
May Binghi Breen and Peter De 
Rose celebrate their fourth wedding 
anniversary Saturday... .Mr. and 
Mrs. Mark Liuescher celebrated their 
2Qth last\ Wednesday. ...Teddy 
Bergmah will be Eddie Cantor's foil 
In a forthcoming stage. tour ....CBS 
has three new niames on Its an- 



nouncers' list. They are Bert Parks, 
William Ra.ndall and Daivldsipn 
Taylor; . . .Cariisle Stevens has also 
returned. ...Columbia has signed 
three girl singers in the past month 
....Bert HIrsch and his Fur Trap- 
pers have been engaged by I. J. 
Fox,, their sponisersi for- three broad- 
casts weekly instead of their pres- 
ent single program. .. .Roger Wolfe 
Kahn, after several months? rest 
froni baton waving, ia planning 
comeback.. ..Bill Hay of Dumfries, 
Scotland, Just rounded out eight 
years on his Auld Sandy program 
over WMAQ;... Evelyn' Lazarow, 
for five years on th6 CBS pajrroll 
as sec to William Pjaley, 1$ ofC. She 
remains at her desk, however, as 
Paley's . private amanuensis on his 
own payroll. Her CBS duties have 
been taken over by Frank Kiszas, 
who,, at one time, was on . ex-Presi-. 
dent Hoover's staff. 

Stand' iiy 
Jean Dodd, author of Friendship 
Towni. coinmlttfed. suicide In Chicago 
last week. .. .Bruno Walter, distin- 
guished symr-hony leader, will be 
on 'Meet the Artist', December 16 
....Several morning musicians at 
NBC were In a stew recently about 
lost Instruments. They disappeared 
when the lockers were cleaned out. 
Found oke.v. .Ra'lph Grosvenor, ab- 
sent from WOR for several months, 
has returned and will be heard to- 
night... .Franchot Tone Is asking 
$3,000 for a broadcast. Flelsch- 
mann's Yeast, through J. Waiter 
Thompson, offered |l,60p.... Edwin 
C. Hill will broadcast five nights 
weekly, beginning December 11. Re- 
ported ' e'll get a $2,000 check week- 
ly. The sltme date marks the re-, 
tlrement of 'Singiii' Sam' (Harry 
Krankel) . . . .Burt McMurtrle, CBS, 
spent Thanktigivlng at his old home 
In Seattle, ; Wash... .Brooke Allen 
has rejplaced Gordon Graham as a 
member of Tbe Fuiinyboners.... 
Emily Nathan is out at WOR^ \She 
is going in for personal publicity 
....Roberta. Wells was loaned by 
Herman Bernle to the Gregory 
RatofiE act at the State this week 
.. . .Eddie East and Ralph Dumke, 



Sisters of the Skillet, have gotten 
their release from their NBC con- 
tract.... The 'Mystery Chef enter- 
tained over 40 announcers, engi- 
neers . and production meii on 
Thanksgiving Day. He prepared 
the eats himself and kept a cipir 
constantly In use between his home 
and GBS. 



Scrambled Notes 

r»lck W^allace, JUverille from 
Hollywood, who appeared In 'The 
Sympbony of Six 'Millions,' has ai 
featured role In 'The Tattered Man' 
over NlBC every Tueadaiy.i.Dick 
Lelbert remains at the organ for a 
half-hour now on Sunday evenings, 
with John Fogarty co-featturi6d for. 
the first fifteen minutes arid Frances 
Langford singing for the balance 
of the period on WJZ. . . Altbn Cook, 
radio columnist of the World- 
Telegram, married Birdie Borer, of 
the McCann Erickson agency se- 
cretly about two weeks ago... 
Pedro de Cordoba is in Rachel 
Crothers' new legit showi 



Gossip 

'Whistling Bob' WtcGlmsey uses 
two mikes for his YfOB. broad- 
casts. One is at his feet to catch his 
fdotbeats, since the singer lises ho 
instruments and -keeps time -.and 
marks rhythm ohly with his right 
foot.;. Jesse Butcher is around 
again after a l6-day grippe siege. . . 
Georgle Jessel estimates that he 
has phoned his mother so inahy 
times on the air oh the CBS pro- 
grams, that any day now he expects 
to hear that the telephone company 
can't pay dividends because of the 
money he's saved. . .Father Cough- 
lln's fiery attack on Al Smith, when 
the Detroit preacher- was la New 
York last week, put WOR, Cough- 
lin's local outlet, in the center of a 
hot crossfire... To make matters 
tougher, plenty of WOR listeners 
let loose, praising Coughlln. Listen- 
ers pro and con threatened a sta- 
tion boycott should their wishes 
be disregarded., .Talent for the 
Flelschmann's Yeast program is set 
for the next six weeks, during 
which time Rudy Vallee will be in 
Holly wood.. ..There's an Eddie Can- 
tor cigar now. . .William Lyon 
Phelps will miss several broadcasts 
around the turn of the year to fill 
lecture dates. Alexander Wobllcott 
is the most likely successor... 
About the quickest Jump on radio 



hside Stuf-Radio 



Russian radio habits are explained by Barrlngton Nevltt of University 
of Toronto, who has Just returned after a year in the U. S. S. R. 

Radio Is available to all but, as yet. Individual eets are.not numerous.- 
prlncipal streets are wired for ra^llo With loudspeakers on the highest' 
building in every block s6 that the air is filled with some program from 
morning to night. Clubs are equipped with receiving sets and large 
apartment blocks have a common receiving set. Sets are rapidly being 
supplied In largo numbers to collective farms. 

Russian broadcasting is confined to stations in Leningrad, Moscow 
and Ku-kov but plans are under way to erect a chain of relay stations 
in the smaller centers. The Moscow station, with over 100,000 watts, 
may be heard in the European zone and quite readily in England. 

Russians don't take to straight syncopation but light operas, are keenly 
appreciated. 'Rose Marie' is one of the mdst popular songs. 



Guy Lombardb will continue on the White Owl cigar show under an 
oral understanding with the account until Burns and Allen complete 
tiielr picture hiaklng stay on the coast LombardQs are due in Los 
Angeles for Unveiling at the Hotel Ambassador's Cpcoanut <3rove Dec 
25 and it is figured that the current arrangement with General Cigar 
will keep them on the program through January. Following the comic 
team's (Bxlt from Hollywood ajibther band, yet to be picked, will replace 
the Lombardo aggregation. 

White Owl has renewed for both Burns and Allen and the time on 
CBS on a. 62-week basis, with the contract in either instance including 
the usual 13 -week cycle clauses. 



Standard Brands has reversed its original Intention to drop the Cana- 
dian releases on the Rudy Vallee -Flelschmann hookup with the Jan. 4 
renewal for the NBC-WEAF spot. Supplementary order Issued last 
week bad both CRCT, "Toronto, and CFCF, Montreal, included in the 
list of stations due to carry the program through 1933. 



is made by Sylvia Altman, NBC's 
19-year-pld pianist, who hops from 
her solo a.m. program to' 'Jolly Bill 
and Jane' with but 20 seconds to 
make the Jump. 



Shorts 

NBC plans to reduce announcer 
mani>ower in new ' studios by using 
film recording of station call letters 
at program breaks, which would 
completely mechanize this function, 
since the chimiea are that way now 
...Will Osborne and his orchestra 
opened for Loew yesterday (4) in 
Baltimore... Bruno Walter leaves 
the New York Philharmonic Or- 
chestra as conductor after the De- 
cember 10 broadcast, to . be suc- 
ceeded by Hans Lange. Walter ia 
going to Europe. . .Anthony Frome, 
NBC's Poet Prince, comes to the 
Paramount theatre, January 6... 



Everybody's rooting hard for the 
recovery of Mrs. Will (Happy Won- 
der Bakers) Donaldson, who has 
been seriously ill for some time... 
The Ipana Troubadours will have a 
wiide^open field for guest talent in 
New York after Rudy Vallee goes 
to the coast December 14, and 
Broadway agents are camping on 
their agency's doorstep already. 
Vallee's temporary absence at the 
Coast lec^ves. the Troubadours the 
only big program uellng outstanding 
guest stars... "Tito Coral is back 
from Detroit after playing at the 
Mayfair Club there; 



News Notes 

Shirley Howard makes her stage 
debut next Friday at the original 
Roxy theatre. . .Don Wilson, from 
California, has been added to the 
announcing staff of NBC. 




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VARIETY 41 



HALTO-MEAL TESTS 
3 DIFFERENT SHOWS 



ChicELgo, Dec. 

Campbell Ceresd 1b maklnir a 
BUtiaber of tests on various spot 
programs through the midwest for 
Its Malto-Meal product Now being 
handled by Mitchell and Faust 
Agency instead of Rogers and Smith, 
the company has. shows in Des 
Holne?, Detroit and Chicago. 

On WHOrWOO Is using a series 
of announcements, aimed at the 
children, on WJR. has a spot in this 
domestic Bclen'cei progract for the 
femmes. Here on WON Is ufilng the 
'Steamboat Bill' serial, for children 
Usteners. 



Levin Hunting Guest 

Stars for Real Silk 

Chicago, Dec. 4, 
Erwln-Wasey has appointed Big- 
gie Lievln as talent contact man for 
the guest star appearances on the 
new Real Silk show, starting this 
week. 

First guesters are Relnald Wer- 
renrath and Al Shean of 'Music in 
the Air" legit show. ' ^ 



HartinV 14 a Week 



Charles Martin, dramatic director 
of WMCA, New York, places an- 
other program on that station this 
week. It's 'Turn Back the Clock/ 
episode show, going on Wednes- 
days for half hours. 

With the new one Martin will 
have 14 programs a week on WMCA. 



SAILAS SALABT SUIT 
Dallas. Dec. 

A suit asking payment- of $400 
oalary has been filed here by Mack 
and His Musical MUkmeii against 
W. G. Mackenzie over, a verbal con- 
tract covering a month's program the 
latter outlet over Station WFPAI 

Petltlohera in the suit were Jo- 
■eph C. Evans and Warren Pot- 
tinger, of AniarlUo; Ixtyce Swain, 
of Ardmore, Okla., and BUI Parker, 
of Abilene. 



Same Show, 3 Stations, 

3 Different Casts 

Chicago, Dec. 4. 
Gordon Baking Company has tak- 
en the 'Lone Ranger' show now on 
the Michigan network for Detroit, 
Chicago and New York. Using 
WXYZ in Detroit and WON, the 
Chicago Tribune station, here. 

'Ranger,' a kid proE^ram, has been 
up in Michigan on a sustaining ba- 
sis. Separate casts will be arranged 
for each station. Understood that 
WPR will be the eastern station for 
the show which rides 30 minutes a 
shot three times weekly. 



Bread Conpons Rapped 



Iios Angeles, Dec. 
Fi'anco Bakery Co. has resumed 
the practice of giving coupons with 
loaves of bread, 10 of which entitles 
the buyer to a seat at the see and 
hear weekly Hl-Jlnks broadcast 
over KFWB. 

Other baking concerns are claim- 
ing a gentleman's agreement not to 
give premiums with their bread 
was . set up some time ago. 



Phil Harris to St. Regis 

Chicago, Dec. 

Phil Harris band moves but of the 
College Inn, Sherman hotel, to open 
at the St. Regis in New York on 
Dec. 13. in on an eight to 10-week 
guarantee. Band has, also been re- 
newed on its Cutex ether series. 

College Inn succeissor not set. 



Dunham for Chi NBC 

Chlciago, Dec. 4. 

Eddie Dunham is coming in from 
the eastern NBC studios to go on 
the new Oxydol show here.. Will 
do the organ numbers for the show, 
which is the 'Ma Perkins' program. 

Besides or^an pumping Dunham 
will have a spot on the regular pro- 
duction stafC locally. 



Ferdie Grofe last week turned out 
his initial two platters under the 
Columbia contract. 



Renewals 



F. W. F.ltch Co., extended for 
another 13 weeks, effective 
Dec. 24, ithe Sunday evening 
Wendell Hall act on NBC's red 
(WEAP) loop. Involves 21 
stations. , 

Climalene ieidded 13 

weeks more, starting Dec. 6, 
to the run 6£ the musical 
frame with Cheri. -McKay, the 
Merry Macs and I)ick Teela, 
Tuesday and Thursday noons 
oyer an NBC split network. 

E. E. Hess Co^ of Brooke, 
Ind., rehewed for 26 programs 
of five minutes, each for Hess 
Witch Hazel Cream. Spotted 
on Homemakers Hour, WLS, 
Chicago. Rogers and Smith 
agency. 



H'WOOl) NAME GUEST 
STARS FOR AIR SHOW 



Hollywood. Dec 4. 

NBC has commlsisloned Ralph 
Farnum to secure star talent to 
work here with Rudy Vallee on the 
Fleischihann hour. 

Broadcasts will go out froim 
here during Vallee's local stay for 
the Fox-George White 'Scandals.' 



21 County School Boards 
Use NBC Educationals 

Asheville. N. C., Dec. 4. 

Schools In 21 counties of Western 
Nprth Carolina have been. Instruct- 
ed by the state department of Pub- 
lic Instruction to attend, by means 
of. radio receivers, the classes 
broadcast every Monday, Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Thursday from 
WWNC, an4 the NBC Music Ap- 
preciation Hour put oh throujgh 
WWNC every Friday morning. 

These classes are presented, at 
11:30 o'clock four mbmlngs week- 
ly, and last for half an hour eaxih. 
Classes Include the subjects of 
literatures state history. Current 
Events and Geography, and Indus- 
trial Arta and Vocations. 



EAR KEENER THAN EYE 



Webs Trying to Prove Auditory 
Nerve Beats Optics 



Networks are now, concentrating 
their promotional research efforts 
on showing the advantages of the 
ear over the eye. Webs, In addi- 
tion to surveys conducted by them- 
selves, are collecting reports of 
psycholpgy. tests staged by college 
professors and others over a period, 
of years. 

What originally prompted the 
network research experts to direct 
their digging along these lines were 
claims made by advocates for 
newsprint and mags that the av- 
.erage man is impressed more by 
what he sees than by what he 
hears. Also that these visual im- 
pressions stay longer in his mem- 
ory than things absorbed through 
the ear. 



ASCAP Santa Claus Melon 



Classification committee of the 
American Society, of ComposeriB, 
Authors and Publishers' meet this 
month a couple weeks earlier than 
customarily, with Dec. 14 the gath- 
ering date for the publisher faction- 
Purpose of the moveup is to estabr 
Usb the writer and pub rankings 
In time for the pre-Chriistmas dis- 
tribution Of the last quarter money. 

Amount divvied up for these 
three months is an estimate of what 
collections will be at hand at the 
end of the month. Difference be- 
tween the collections total as of 
Dec. 16 and the pre -Christmas plum 
distributed is borrowed temporarily 
from some other ASCAP fund. So 
far each year the board has under- 
estimated the actual collections for 
til final quarter. 



MICE JOT CHI BniIJ)-TIF 

Chicago, Deb. 4. 

Chicago NBC piroduction and 
sales department building a new 
show around Alice Joy and Jess 
Pugh, Eilmlltir to the type of pro- 
gram that built the warbler up as 
the .'dfeam girl' for Princie Albert. 

New line-up understood slated for 
a beer account. 



TAX TAXICABS 
FOR USING 
RADIOS 



As soon as it has worked -out a 
basis of taxation, the American So- 
ciety .of Composers, Authbra and 
Publishers will call upon taxicabs 
containing radio sets for passenger 
convenience and diversion to ob- 
tain music performance licenses. 
ASCAP'S counsel has advlised tho 
performing rights combihe.that tbe 
taxicab owners are as liable under 
the copyright law as any restaurant 
Or hotel which offers radio music as 
part of its service. 

It Is figured that itn New York City 
alone there are over 1,000 cabs with 
dials and loudspeakers installed in 
the paissenger section of the car. 
One fleet operating company In New 
York has on the basis of this added 
service tagged Itself the Radio Tasd. 
cab Corp. and pltisters its vehicles 
with similar billing, 

Matter of. a license fee for radio- 
equipped cabs Is now In the handis 
of the society's rate committee. It la 
up to this group to decide whether 
the license fee should be a flat an-^ 
nual figure, or based on the number 
of passengers. Indications are that 
the former method will be adopted, 



Buick, Ppntiac, Set 

' General Motors has set Dec> 18 aa. 
the starting date for .Bulck on CBS. 
Buick will have the Monday and 
Thursday spots with the program 
combining Robert Benchley and an 
Andre Kostelanez orchiestra and 
choral unit. 

Pontlac bows in the same wee^' 
with Stoopnagle and Budd and 
Vera Van. but the remaining two 
niches In the six time weekly series 
which had been contracted for Qlds- 
moblle will remain open until the 
agency authority over the Olds ac- 
count is decided. Both Campbell- 
Ewald and B..B. D. & O. claim jur* 
isdictioh. ' 





YERRS EXECUTIVE BRNKING W 
DUJNER.^ PRODUCER/* ★ ★ 




42 



VARIETY 



i% If I 



COMMERCIALS 



WEEK OF DECEMBER 4 



n 



TJiis Department lists sponsored prograiris on both 
arranged alphabetically under the advertiser's ijame. 

All time is p.' m. unless: otherwise noted. Where one advertiser 
has two OT inore programs they are listed c6ns6cutlyely.. , 

An asterisk before name indicates advertislhB agency 
adcount. 

/Abbreviations; Su (Sunday); i-M (Monday); Tq. (Tuesday); W 
. (Wednesday) ; Th (Thursday); (Friday); Sa (Saturday). 



. ACMB LBAD 
e:80-Sa-WAnC 

Ed McConneU, 
•Henri, HrMc 

AFFlLlATEn PP'S 

(touis Phlllpe) 
1-T«-WABC 
Princess Marie 
♦piftcUett 

AMVK ROMJNG 

.lO-r-Vi'.1Z 
The Iron - Manter* 
•B., B.. D. *. O. 

Amkr topAcco 

(Iiucky Strike): : 

O-Sa-WBAF 

■Magic Carpet' 
J(^ck Penrl 
Cliff Hall 
Roberts Simmons 
Traders Trio 
DeMnrco Sister? 
Al. Ooodman Ore 
fliprd & Thomas 

AMERICAN Oil 
I^SurWAlIC 
Ethel Wnters 
Geo Beatty 
♦Jos. Ktttz 

« P 

9:30-M-WBAF 
Harry Horllck 
Frank Parlcer 
•Paris . & Peart 

ARMOUR 

Phil Baker 
H McNaughtoh 
Mabel Albertnon 



Roy Shield 
Merrlfe-^Meh 
Nell- SIstiarB 
•N, W, Ayer. 

A. 8. BOYI-E 

(Floor: Whx) 
1:50-Su-WABC 

.'Lazy Pa.n' 
Irvlnu ■ Kaufman 
"BlacUett r 

BARBASOl 
8 tS0'-M-'Mi-I''-W ABC 
'Slnfeln' Sam' 
Sam. Frankel 
•Brwln Wasey 

BATTIiE CTBEMK 
1.45-Tn-W-TI»-r 
WABC 

•Painted Dreams* 
irma PhinipB 
Ireene Wicker 
!»Bwln-Maaey 

BAYER 
9:8Q-Sa-1VEAF 

Frank Munn 
Virginia Bea 
Ohmnn & Arden 
Rert HIrsch 
Haenschen Ore 
♦BlackPtt 

REECH-'NDT , 
8:46-MrW-E-WJZ 

•Red Davis' 
Jack Roselelfirh 
Curtiss Arnall 
Marlon Barney 
Elizabeth Wraggo 
Eunice Howard 
Peggy AUenby 
Johnny Kane 
•McC-BrIc 



I* 



THE ORIGINAL 

KING'S JESTERS 

MBC Coa!it-to<0oa8t 

SEALED POWER 

Mbn.,: 8-iB;S.O P.M. ESI? 
CBS Const-to-Coast 

SWIFT REVUE 

VfL. 10-10:30 P.M. EST 
. Per* Dir. t PAWL K APP 



THE 

DORING SISTERS 

•Creators of a New Trio Style' 

CBS SWIFT REVUE 

as BROOKFIELD pAiRVMAIpS 
Frf., 10-10 :S0 Pdtt. Mai 
tVOlrf; Chicago Tribune Station 
■ SS Wceka; SKwltmliiB Nov. 1 
Exdiulve i)Ir.' iPACI- KAtP 



RUBY 




JACK CURTIS 

CURTIS and ALtCN 
Palace Theatre BIdg, New York 



GEORGE 



BURNS 



GRACIE 




WHITE OWL 



Wednesday 
ing at 9;30 P.M. 



WABC #— 

Direction Wti. MORRIS AOENCT: 



JULES LANDE 

TROUBADOUR 
OF THE VIOLIN 



BISOr«OT< 

2-SnrWABC 
Helen Morgan 
Albert B^rtlett 
♦blockett 

B0tR.10IS 

8-SnrWABC 
"Evening ih Paris' 
Kath Carrlnglon 
Milt Watson 
♦Bedfleia . 

.. BORDEN 
10:46-Ta->VJZ 

•Magic Momenta'' 
Vce Lawnhtirat 
Murlell Pollock 
Marcella Shellds 
Walter Sc-lnloh 
Jane Blllsbh' . . . 

(»:S0-So-WBAr), 
/None Such Mlhofe) 
I^eo Relsmah.'s Ore 
Yacht Club Boye 
Vivien Ruth 
♦Toung-RviblChm. 
BRILI.O 
13:30^Su-WABC 
Tito Oul'xar 
♦Frank Preeby " 
BRIMTOL-MlTERS . 

n-W- WEATT 
Ipania, Troubadours 
Norma . Terrlo 
rPedlar & Ryan 

CAT.IF. PACKING 

OrSO-M-WEAF. 
H JJarrett Dobbs 
Doric & Kn'bocker 

Quartets 
M Wilson Ore 
CAI^ODEKT CO. 
4slB-Tn-WEAF 
MarUy R Sherrls 
Thonil)son 

cAmpaona 

n:80-Su-WJZ 
'Grand Hotel' 
Ann SeiTnour 
Art ,Tacobson 
Don Ameche 
Betty Winkler 
Gene Rouse 

10-F-WEAF 
First NIghter' 
June Meredith- 
Don Ameche 
Carlton Brlckert 
Cliff Soublel- 
E Sagertqulst'B Ore 
•Atibrey Moore 
CARBORUNDUM 
9:30-8o-WA«C 
Frank- D'Androa 
•F. H. Greene 
CARtET'N-tlOVE;! 
(Father John) 
7:16-W-WJZ 
John Herrlck 
H Santord'B Ore 
♦Cecil Warwick 

CARNATION MlUC 
10-M-WEAF 

Gene Arnold 
Lullaby Lady 
M L' Eastman 
Jean Paul King 
•Erwln; Wasey 
CENTAVR . 
<Flietcher'BV 
SiSO-WAVABO 
Albert Spalding 
•Young & Ruliicam 
CHAPl^Er BROS. 

7:45-Sa-WABO 
'Btn Tin Tin' 
Don- Ameche 
Bob White 
Virginia Wnre 
Johnny Gons 
Jack Daly 
♦Rogers & Smith 
CHEVROLET 
10-Sa-WEAF 
Jack- Benny . 
Mary Livingstone 
Frank Black 
•Camp.-EJwaia 
CITIES SERVlCli 

8-F-WEAF 
Ornntland Rice 
Jessica Dragpnette 
Cavallera . 
♦Lord & ThomaS: 
CLIMAIiINK 
18-Tn-Th-WBAF 
Cherr McKay 
Merry Maca 
•W. S. Hill 
D-T. ft W GOAT. 
«;4a-'i'u-'i'n-WAi«; 

'LUtlo Italy*. 
Hiram Brown 
Ruth Yorke 
Rose Kenne 
Alfred Corn 
Ned Weaver 
Jos Melghan. 
•Ruthrauff^RyAn , 
REX rOLK 
7rTn-Sn-WEAF 
Tl. Colo M'talneera 
•Maxon. 
COLOATE-PAIM 

(Super Sude) 
10:16<(1ally.WJZ 
'Clara Lu & Em' 
Louise Starkey 
Isabelle Carothers • 
Helen King 
..♦Lord & Thomas 
CRAZT CRYSTALS 
.2-Sn^WEAF and 
12 (Inlly 
..Gene. Arnold' 
,»McC-ferIc. 

K. 11. DAVIS 
(DaUIng Po-^vd.) 

io-w-1'VweAf 

'Mystery Cher 
John McPherson 
0:15-Tu-TU.WABC 
John McPhersPn 
•Mystery Cher 
■Buo-k Rogers* 
e-M-T«-W-Th. 
WABC 
.CucUs^Jtxnall 



NBC Artist 



Adele Ronsoii 
Edgar Stelhl 
Joe Granby 



Walter. Tetlcir 
Allan D.ijvltt 
Georgia Backeu 
Blalno Melchofr 
Adele Klein 
Bill Shelley 
Htinry GurVey 
Harry Swan . , 
Lionel. .Stander 
Km met Go wan 
Beatrice Allen 
'Biick Rogers' 
♦McC.-Etlc, 

CONT. BARING 
8-M-W-F-WABC 

Scrapiiy' Lambert 
Frank Luther 
♦B.i. B.. D- & O- 
CORN PRODUCTS 
10:45-»Ir>V-F-r 
WABC. 
Will Osborne . 
Pedro- de Cordoba 
♦Hellwlg. 

CRAZlr tVATEB 
10:30-Sa-Ta-Tli- 
FAVABC. 

Carson - Roblson 
♦McCErlc; 

CREAM Wheat 

ip-Su^WABC 
Anije'.-) Patrl 
♦J. Walt, . Thomp. 
KX>I.AX 
0:S0-M^WABG 
'The Big Show' 
Lulu . McOonnell. 
Gertrude . Nle.^en 
Isha-m ' Jones 
♦Kat^ .. 

FIRESTONE 
8:30-M-TVEAF 
H. Firestone, Jr., 
Richard Crooks 
Lawrence Tlbbett 
Wm. Daly Orch. 
FITCH 
7:46-Sn-WEAF 
Wendell Hall . 
♦K. W. Ramsey 
FORD DEALERS 
• 7:30-Su-WEAF 
•Lum & Abner' 
Chester Lauok 
Norrls Goft 
♦Crltchfleld 

FOX FTR 
1:30-«i»lIy-WEAF 
Bert HIrsch pre 
•Pock <i 

GEN. BAKING 
I 6:80-8a-WABC 
Julia Sandetson 
Frank Crumlt .. 
•B.. B.. D. ft O. 
GENERAL CIGAR 

9:30-W-WABC 
Guy J..ombhrdo 
Burns & Allen 
»J. Walt. Th.cmp. 
GENKRAi FOODS 

ll;45-Ta-U'EAF 
Frances Lee Barton 
•Young & Rublcan 
S :48^M- W-F- WKAF 

(Jellb) 
•Wizard, of Osf 
Nancy Kelly 
Jack smart . 
Junius MathiBWa '•• 
William BenUam 
•To ling &iRuhlc,am 
0-Th-1VE.1iF 
(M'axWBll) 
Chas Wlnnlnge^ '- ' 
Lanny Ropa • • 
Anette HanehaW 
Ccnirad' TTiIbault 
Muriel Wilson 
'Molasses 'n' Jan'ry 
Don Vorliees Ore 
•Benton-Bowles" 

D:30-F-WABC 
•All American 

Football Show* 
•Tonngf & Rublcan 

lO-Sn-WABC 
•Byrd Expedition* 
•Young ft'-R'Jblcan" 

OENERAl' nni.'LS 
a-SO-DallyiWABC 
'Jack Armstrong. 

All American Boy' 
12 :80-DaIly-W ABC 
'Flashes' 

Wally Buttcrworth 

4-Dnlly-WJZ 
•Betty & Bob' 
Betty Churchill 
Don Ameche 
Betty Winkler 
Art Jacobson 
Carl Brickert 
Louis :Rben 
♦Blackett 
GENERAL TIRE 
10-Tn-WEAF 
ilarold Stokes Ore 
Hdrlow WUcoJC 
Oarl BrlcV.ert 
♦Hay.a McFarland 

A.Ct GII3EBT CO 

(Erector) 
e:46rSii-WJZ 
Walter Tetley 
Chas Ifoyt 

GULF 
S-Sn-WJZ 
Geo M Ciihan 
Revelers.. 
Goodman Ore . 
•Copll Warwick 
HEALTH PROD'TS 
(White Cody 
S-Su-WJZ 
'Bar X Ranch' 
Carscn Roblson 
BuoUaroos 
7:30.M-W-F-WJZ 
(Feenamlnt) 
•Pot & Pearl' 
Joseph Green wald 
Lou ' Welch 
♦McC.-Erlck. 

HECKER H-O 
: -tf;15:-M-W ^Th-_ _. 

wabC 



Nell O'Malley 
Florence Halla^ 
Billy Hallop 
John Barthe 
♦Brwln'Wasey . 

EDNA HOPPER 
^aSrM-Th.F- 

Lester Tremalne 
Virginia Clark 
Karl lleube 
♦Blackett 

H. 3. HElNZ GO. 
lO-M-W-rF-WJZ 
Ji'sephlne Gibson 
♦Maxon 

HOLTJINDER 
8:80-Tu-WJZ 
'Men of ■ Daring' 
♦Grey ■■ ^ . ■ 
HOOVER 
4:30-Sa-WEAF 
Edward DavWa 
Chicago a Capolla 
Jbia Koeatr.er 
• rwIn-Waeey 
HORI'ICK 
8:SQ-Ta-Th-t\'JZ 
Dr H Bundesen 
•Lord & Thoniaa 
HOI'SEHOLD 
8-TD-.W.1Z 
Edgar A Guest 
Alice Mock 
:JoB Koestner'a Ore 
♦C. D, Frey 
HUDSON MOTORS 

lO-So-WEAF 
•Sat Night Party' 
D A "Rolfe Ore 
Lew White 
♦BlacUman 

IIUMPHRETS 
fRemediesJ . 
0-M-W-F-WR\F 
Morning Home C 
F.ob Emery 

^'JEDDO COAI. 
, 7^16-Th-F-S-WJZ 
3 Musketeers , 
John . Brewster 
Wllbert Seagram 
Mark smith 
Allen Devitt 
Loula Hector 
Helen Dumaa 
Leigh Lovell 
♦ N. W. Aver 
JERGEN'S 
OtSO-Sn-W.1Z 
Walt. Wlncholl 
•J. Walt. Thomp. 
JOHNSON 4t. SON 



(Fltfor Wax) 



'H-Bar-O Rangers' 
Bobby Benson 



NOW TOURING 

WtS BARH DANCE 
and MERRY-GO-ROUND CREW 

Making the Money for the Theatres and Entertaining the Public 

RADIO STATION WLS, CHICAGO 



Tony Wens 
KeenBn'.& Phillips. 
♦Noodham, L. & B'. 

.8:30rM-tVl:AF 
Floyd Gibbons 
VKitor Young's. Ore 
•J. Wait, Thomp. 
KELT.OGG 
6:30-DBny-TVJZ .. 
The Singing Lady 
Irene Wicker 
•N. W. Ayer 
SRAFT-PHBNIX 
. 10-Th-WEAF 
P Whlteman Ore 
Deems Taylor 
Ramona 
Peggy Healy 
Jack Pulton 
•J.. Wall. Thomp. 

KINGS BREW 
7.30-Sa-WABC 
'Klng'a Henchmen' 
Sylvia Froos. 
Charles Carllle 
Freddie Berrens 
•Trades AdVi 

KOLTNOS 
7 ;15-M-Th-F-WABC 
.Tuat Plain < Bill 
Arthur Bughea 
•Blackett 
iiADT ESTHER 
lO-H-rVTABC 
Wayne-King Ore ' 
♦Stack-Goble 

8-Sn-^VB.AF 
Wayne King's Ore , 

'lAmont-corus's 

(Pond's) 
!0:80-F-WEAF 
Lee Wiley 
Victor Yoimsr Ore 
(Nestles) 
8-F-lVJZ 
Ethel Shiitta . 
Walter O'Keefe 
Don Bestor Ore 
•J. Walt. Thomp. 
LARUS 
(Bdge wor th) 
10-W-TVBAF 
Corn Cob Pipe Club 

of Virginia 
♦BiBD&O 

LIEBMAN 
8-Sa-.WJZ 
Ray Perkins 
Shirley Howards ~ 
Louis A Wltteq 
•Hanff-Metzger 
LIGGETT-MTEBS 
(Chesterflold) 
O-Dolly-WABO 
PWla Symph 
UNIT 
»-Sa-WABO 
Jane Froman . 
Julius Taniien 
Brno Rappee - 
Nlrto Martini 
♦Hellwlg . 
LIONEL TRAINS 
4-Su-WJZ 
Wllmer Walter 
Ji&mes McCalllon 
♦Fuller Smith 
LUXOR 
• (Armo.ur> 
. •B:30-Sn-WEAF 
'Talkie Plo Time* 
June Meredith . 
John Goldsworthy 
John Stanford 
Gilbert Douglas 
Murray Porbea 
•N. W. Ayer 
LORILLARD 
(Old Gold). 
10-W-WABO 
Fred Waring 
•Lennon & M. < 
TiOUDEN P'CKINO 
(DoKple Dlnnar) 
6:45-ThrWABO 
•Stamp AdVentureis' 
Reginald Knorr 
Carl Boyer 
♦Matteson, F. O. 
MAI^TEX _ 
l:30-Sa-WEAlr 
-Dale Cazhegle 
Harold San ford Ore 
•Saml Croot 
MET. LIFE CO. 

Arthur Bagley 
DR. MILES LAB'S 
(Alka-Selt^ier) 
11-Sa-WJZ 
WLS Barn Dance 
Ridge Runnera 
Mac & Bob 
Clarence Wheeler 
•Wade 

SIOIXE CO. 
7.M-W-F-WEAF 
R6xanne Wallace 
William Edmonson 
ffouthernalres 4 
Shirley Howard 
Guy Bonham 
Wamp Carlson 



Dwight Latham 

•Stack-Goble 
BKNJ. MOORE 
lltSO-W-KVXAF 

Betty Moore 

Ijow White 

HUEI^LER CO. 
10:45-M-W-r- 
WABC 
'Bill A Ginger' 
Virginia Baker 
Lyn Murray ^. . 
NAT'L SUGAR 
9:S0-M-WJZ 
Melody Singers 
Joseph Pasternack 
•Gotham _^ 

- CUTEX 
, 0-F-WJZ 

Phil Harris 
Leah Ray . 
•J. Walt. : Thomp. 
NATIONAL OIL 
11:1B-T-F-WABC 
Freddy Miller 
OXOL 
10-W-F-WABC 
Dave, Bunny & Q 
Bunny Coughlln' 
Dave Grant 
Gordon Graham 
*J. L. Prescott _ 
P.^CIFIC BORAX 

0:30-Th-WJZ 
•Death Vall'y Days' 
, Tim Frawley 
Joseph "Bell . ' 
Ldwln W Whlti\ey 
Lonesome Cowboy 
Joseph Boplme Ore 
•McC.Erlck. 

PKPSODENT 
7'-Dailly-WJZ 
Amos 'n' Andy 
Charles Correl .. 
Freeman' Gosden 
(•R;lse of Gold') 
' 8-Dally-'WJZ 
Gertrude Berg 
Jomes Wafers- 
•Lord & Thomas 

PHlLCO 
1 ;4»-Wl-V> r*-»V ABC 

Eoake Carter 
•F. W; Armstrong 
PHI1JP MORRIS 
9:30-W-WEAF 
Leo Relsmah's Ore 
Phil Duey 
•Blow 

PILIiSBliRT 

10- SO-Dnlly-WJZ 
Irma Phillips 
Dees J6hn80n . 
Walter. Wlcklei* 
♦Hutchinson 

llfM-W-F-WABC ^ 
•Cooking Close Ups' 
•Hutchinson 
PADST 
O-Td-WEAF 
Ben Bernle Ore 
"^Matt-Fogarty 

PLYMOUTH 
8-Tu-Th-Sn-WABC 
•Blnier Ev't Yess* 
John Eldrldge 
•Stanloy-Getv- 
RALST'N PURINA 
S :»o-M-»v W JSAl' 
•Adventures of 

Tom Mix' 
.Artells Dixon 
Percy Henius 
Winifred Toomey 
Andrew Donnelly 
lOtSO-Tn-WEAF 
Mme Sylvia of 
Hollywood ■ 

♦Gardner' ' 

REAL SIIjK 

t-sn-waz 

Ted Weems OrCh 
Charles Lyons 
♦Erwln -Wasey . 
RED STAR TEAST 

11- Tn-Th-SiVFEAF 
Edna Odell 
Phil Porterfleld 
Jrma ' Glen 
Barl Lawrence 

REMINGTON 
»:45-M-W-F-WABC 
'Cowboy Tom* 

8:S0-F-tirARO 
•March of Time* 
•B., B., D, & O. 
BiTCHIE 
(Scott's Bmul) 
7:80-F-a-'WEAF 
Jack RoBleIgh 
Wally Maher 
Elizabeth Council 
Bruce Evans 
Frank Wilson 
Ernest Whlteman 
Edward Reese 
John MacBryde 
(Eno Salts) 
8-Ta-W-W.IZ 
•Eno Crime CJlub* 
Spencer Dean 
•N. W. Ayer 
RICHFIELD OIL 

lO-M-WJZ 
Grantla:hd Rice 
.Vlary :McCoy 
Betty Barthell 
Leith Stevens 
Jack Oolden'a Ore 
SEALED POWER 

8-M-W.1Z 
Cflft Soubler 
Morlh ■ Slilers 
King's Jesters. 
Harold Stoke'B Ore 
•Grace & Halllday 
6HETX EASTERN 
:30-Th-F-Sa- 
WABC 
Eddy Dooley . 
•J. Walt. Thomp. 
SINCLAIR 
0-M-WJZ 
Oene Arnold 
BUI Chllda 
Mae McOloud 
Joe ' Parsons 
Cliff Soubler 
.Horry . Kogeh. 
•Krwln-Wasfty 
SMITH BROS. 
8:4{l-TiL-WJZ 
Billy Pllllpot 
Scrappy Lambert 
Nat ?hllkret'fl Ore 
♦HoTlnnn-Tnrehor. 
SPOOL ; COtTON 

0:lBrF-WABC 
^Tnds of Hari>lnes< 
Tommy McTiauglilln 
Andre Kostelanex 
•Paul Cornell 
SFRAOUE WARN 

4-F-WABC 
'Cooking School- 
♦Blackett ^ _ 
. SPBATT'S PAT. 

7t46-Ta-WJZ 
Don' Carney's Dbg 

Stories 
♦Paris & Peart 

- STANDi'-BRAlJDS 
(Chase & Sanborn) 

8-Sa-WEAF 
Eddie Cantor 
Rublnoff 

(Baker's) 
7:30-S«-WJ5B 
Joe Penner 
Harriet HIlHard 
Ozzle Nelson Ore 
«-WrWEAF . 
(Royal Gel) 
Bert Lahr ' • 
George Olsen Ore 
8-Th-WEAF 
(Flelschniann) 
Rudy Vallce and 
His Conn. Tanks 



New Business 



ATLANTA 

Dcvladn-PiMfon Co., department 
store, Inaugurates series pt dally 
prbBTams over WjSB with Santa 
Glaus feature Monday. This Is the 
coihpahy's third anntlai presenta- 
tion .over same station. 

Friffidaire, half hour, beginning 
Tuesday. WSB. 

. Fireatotifi, half hour, beginning 
.Monday. WSB. 

alette, 26 one-minute spot, an 
nouncements,. beginning. Monday 
WSB. ' ^ 

Mdylelline, 13 one-minute an 
nouncements. WSB. 

Catev Smoke Bolt, 26 ohe-mlnute 
spots; WSB. 

PMlcQ Radio (local) spot announce 
ments over WSB.. 



talks oh 'The Fine Art of Living,* 
weekly. KOA. . 

Kilpvi'trick Baking Co,' One-mln. ah.; 
nouncements flye days a Week,. 6 
moB. KOA. 



NASHViLLE 

Mantle Lamp. Program With Smll 
ing Ed McConniBll originating at 
WliW, . Cincinnati. WSM. 
Ballard & Ballard .Flour. 15 , min. 
wax prbgraTii weekly a;hd dially ah 
nouncements. WSMi 

Crazy Crystals: 15 min. yrdcx. pro- 
gram weekly; WSM. - 

Shell Petroleum. Annoupcemehts 
WSM. 

Miami Biltmore and Romney-Pt<iss<i 
hotels, alternating sponsorship of 
program with Francis Craig, 
Tommy Harrison^ Alphia, Louise 
Morton. Placed by Ros6 Martin 
agency. 15 niiris.' once weekly. WSM 



PITTSBURGH 

Philadelphia Co.i one 80-minute va- 
riety program Weiekly for 62 weeks.: 
Placed by E<iultablo; Sales 06. 
KDKAf 

International Vitamin Corp., spoxi' 
sorshlp of Kiddies ..Klub twice 
weekly until Feb. 23; Placed direct. 
KDKA, 

P. Dtlff & Sons, inc., S9 five-minute 
Minute Manner . talks, starting Jan. 
15. Placed by Batten, Barton, Dur- 
stliie d.nd Osboirne. KDKA; 

Reid Murdoch Co,, participation" i;i 
home forum four times weekly for 
four, weeks. Placed by Philip O. 
Palmer Co. KDKA. 



DENVER 



Qdlden Eagle Dry OoOds Co.. 15 
mlns. daily, exc. Sat. and Sun., 1 
month. KLZ. 

Sears Roehuck Co. 15 iniris. daily 
except Sat. and Sun., 1 month 
KL»Z. 

Colorado Oil Refining Co. Three 
50- word announcements daily, 3 
mos., KPELi. , 

Watch Tower. Society. Weekly .15- 
min. transcription, 3 mos., KPEL. 

Omaha Rapid ^Transit Co. Three 
50 -word announcements daily, 3 
mos. KFED. 

Latorence Food Market.. Three 50 
word 'anhounciements daily, 3 . mos 
KFEL.. 

Cross & Eduoinson. Three 50-word 
announcements daily, 2 weeks 
KFEL. 

Davis Furniture Co. 13 flve-min 



LINCOLN 

Wendolin Baking Co. Signed con- 
tract for one year to participate in 
'Time 'n* Tuiies,' moriiing program. 
By Don Lrfirimer. KFAB. 

Lincoln: in & Fur. Signed for 
three months to participate in 'Time 
'n' Tunes.' By Bill Larimer. KEABi 
Omaha Rapid Transit. Announce- 
ments dally. KFOR. ■ 

Farmers' Produce. 
ticipato in 'Time ' ' 
KFAB. 

Sanitary Exterminating Co.: Three- 
niinute skit daily on 'Household 
p6sts and how to get rid bf 'em for 
six months; By Don Larimer, 
KFOR, 

41 Club. Daily announceiments for 
one year. By Bill Delta. KFOR. 




Val-Brnle Stanton 
Judith Anderson 
Tamara 

♦J. Walt. Thomp. 

STD. OIL (N. T.) 
S-'M-WEAF 

Sbqony Sketches 
Arthur Allen" . 
Paiker Fennelly 
Kata McComb 
Isabella WInlocke 
Ruth Russell 
Robert Strausi) 
B., ll., D, & O. 

StKKTJNO PROD. 
8t30-W-WEAF 

(Phillips Ma:g) 
•Waltz Time' 
Abe Lyman Ore 
Frank Munn , 

0-M-Th-F-WABC 
'Sklppy' 
♦Black.3tt 

SUN OIL 
0:4a-Dnily^W.1Z- 

Lowell Thomas 
♦Boche-Wllllama 

SWIFT 

(Butterfleld) 
10-F+WABO 
Olaen & Johnson 
King's Jesters 
Harry Sosnlck' 
♦J. Walt, lotomp. 

TASTVi&AST 
I l!i:lff-Su-WJZ 
Baby Rose. Marie 
.♦Stack-GoblQ 

TEXAS CO. 
9:30-Ta-W£AF 

Ed 'Wynn . . 
Graham McNamee 
non Voorhees 
♦Hunft-Netzger 

U. S. TOBACCO 

(PlU's Best) 

7-SarWEAF 
'Half H'r for Mea' 
J C Nugent 
Premiere Quartet 
♦MoC:-Erlck. 

UNION CENTRAL 
5-Sn-WABC 

'Roses & Drums' 
Elizabeth Love 
George Oaul 
Robt T Haines 
Blaine Cordner 
♦J. Walt. Thomp. 
|. VAD8CO SAT.es 
7:30-Th-WJZ 
. {■Diet Kiss) 
Michael Bortlelt 
H. Hartman 

VINCE 
0430-W-WJZ 
John 'McCormack 
Wm M Daly . 
'•Cecil Warwick 

WAITT ft B6Nb 

(Blacketone) 
«-Tn-WEAF 
Julia Snndersoti 
Frank Crujnlt . 
"Parke rTPe rin ely""^ 
Ja<ik: .Shllkert Ore 
♦B., B., r>. « o. 



WANDER CO. 

(Ovaltlne) 
. :4l(-DalIy-WJZ 
'Little (Orphan A' 
M'g't Ploy Hughes 
Allan .Baruck 
Henrietta Tedro 
Harry Cansdale 
♦Blackett • 
WM. jR. WARNER 

O-W-WJZ 
Warden Lawes 
♦.Cecil, Warwick 
R. I^. WATKINS 
. 0-Su-WJZ 
Tamara 
Davie Percy 
Gene .Rodemlch' 
Men ' About Town 
♦Blackett 

WET.CH GRAPE 
^:45-W-3:15-9u-WJZ 
Irene RJch 
♦Erwln-Wr.aey 
WHEATENA 
7:16-Dnlly-W£AF 
'Billy Bachelor' 
Raymond Knight 
Alice Davenport' 
♦McKe«!-Albrlght 
WILDROOT 
4:llI-Sa-WEAF 
Veo Xawnhurst 
John Segal .. - 
B P.. D. & O. 
WOODBURT 
8:30.W-F-WJZ 
ElRle Hit:; 
Nick Da-WBon 
♦Lennon & M. 
^VYETH CHE3I. 

(Jad Salts) 
1:30-Tn-W-Th-F. 
WABC 
'Easy Aces' 
Goodman Ace 
Jane Ace 
Mary Hunter 
Blackett 

WASICT 
12-M-Th-F-WABC 
'Voice of Experl'ce* 
S'ayles Taylor 
♦Erwin-Wasey 
WRIOLKft 
7-M-Th-F-WABC 
'ATvrte .& Marge' 
Myrte Vail 
Donna Drimeral 
Eleanor Rella 
Vincent - Coleinan 
Karl Huebl . 
Helena Ray 
Ray Hedge: 
Dorothy Day 
Ceno Kretzihgor 
Reginald Knorr 
Karl Way 
*Fr;inpe.*i Ho'on.^r 
WOODHURT 
. 8:30-M-W.\BC 
.Bing Crosby 
liCnnlc Hayton 
* Lennon & M. . 
WORCESTER 
e;45-F-WABC 
^ool Prtventeau's O 
Cnrl Van Amberrf 
♦Fitller fk Smith 
TE.AHTFOAM 
=^ft:3d;Sn-WJZ 
Jnn- GaTber Ore 
♦Hnys McFarland 



BENNY 

WEAF 
10-}0:30 P> M. 
EVERY SUNDAY 

CHEVROLET 

PROGRAM ' 

Isham 
Jones 

Orchestra 



COMMODORE HOTEL, N. S. 
The bigr show sponsored . by. 
EX LAX every Monday, 9:80- 
10 P.M. Sostainlng-i-Tuesdaya, 
Thamdays and Fridays, 11:30- 
18 P.M.J Sntardays, 11-11:10 
P.M., coant to coastf WABC 

Direction 
Colambln BrondcnstlnK System 



ABE 

LYMAN 

AND HIS 

CALIFORNIA ORCHESTRA 

COAST-TO.COAST 
WABC 

SUNDAT, 2:30 p. .-3 p. m. 

WEAF 

WED., 
8:30. p. m. 
0 p. m. 



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AND HIS ORCHEISTRA 

roadcasting from WBBM-^CBS from Wrigley BIdg., Chicago 
EDDIE COPELAND, Assistant Dir«9Ctor 



Tuesday, December 5, 1^33 



RAD I « 



VARifry »3 



Radio Chatter 



New York 



liandt .Trlo.flmd White will do the 
eight IB-mlhute spots for Ford the. 
•week starting Dec, 8 over WEAP, 
■WJZ. WABC and WOR. ' 

Johnson inoorwax hhs made It an- 
other 48 week cycle for Tony Wons. 

Beatrice Manning now dotiig the 
yocal refratns on the Abel Lyman- 
PhlUiPs Dental Magnesia' show 
(NBC). 

Eddie Puchln . is - the Lord & 
Thomas New York office's candi- 
date for the Junta cream &how^ if 
and when okayed by Pepsodient 

Fred Allen remlniscently recalls 
his vaudeville days when he lived 
In a hotel room, with 'a splendid 
view overlooking a handbodk/ 

That feud between Edldle : Cantor 
and George Jessell which liobody is 
gulte sure whether. to believe or dis- 
believe was up again last week with 
a whole series of gags ah^ rum<>rs. 

Jimmy Kemper, and Agne$ liiedges 
« made two more candidates .for the 
Junls cream program that has. been 
long in the launching. ... 

Brooke Allen, has joined the Fun- 
nybpnera tlire.fesoihe,- replacing Gor- 
don Grahaiiii' 

Harry Sosenthal turned down 
'that Monte Carlo spot (Place 
. Plquale) for hls band.. ■ 

Abe Liyman and. Frank . Munn have 
had their Phillips Dentifrice frame 
switched to the Friday evening 
niche .'on NBG previously held by 
the Fred Allen.-Best Feods show. 

Jack Denny stays on the Amoco 
shew (CBS) for seven Sundays. 
Same extension given Ethel Waters,' 
but George Beatty la out as m.c. 

Robert Bros, have a picture mak- 
ing document, from the Warner 
Bros. Date' 'for the Hollywood 
come^ori hasn't been set. 



East 



From up north at.Chestnut Ridge,. 
N; Y., comes word froni the parents 
of - Clinton. Webb that he was mar- 
ried last February in Albany, brleily 
interrupting his broadcastlhg from 
WGY. 

. WGKO, Albany, Is, broadcasting 
appeals for dramatic .talent. 6ev. 
Royden: Rand Is dramatic director, 
stepping out Of bis real, life role of 
a minister of the gospel. 

Sneddon Weir and Harriet Cham- 
palgne have great fun as Mr. and 
Mrs. .G.£>ssip - In .a tbrlce-weekly 



SPEAKING OF THE SIZZtERS 

RUDY 
YALLEE 
SAYS 

"TO ME THEY ABE THE MOST 
PEKFECT TRIO I HAVE -EVEB 
HEARD AT ANT TIME." 

HE OUGHT TO KNOW 
Pinsntl DInatiM, CHARLES A. BAYHA 



broadcast from WOKO, Albany. It's 
a series . of brief .comniercial an- 
nouncements linked up in conversa- 
tion.- ■ ~ 

iphn ."Francis TIerhe'y marched to 
the altar with Miss. Mary Harris' 
Wilson 'on Nov. 26 at Brandon,. Vt. 
Tterney^ former Albany, N. Y.", 
newspaperman, is chief announcer 
at Station; WCAX, Burlihgton. His 
bride has been Society editor of the 
Burlington Dally News, owner of 
WCAX. 

Idlrlaih 'Babe' Miller, from WABC, 
wa.k featured on the opening vaude 
bill at Eugene Lievy'a new Ritz the- 
atre in Newburgh, N. Y., Nov. 29. 

illy Rose, WGY announcer. Is 
plitno accompanist for the Three 
School Maids. . 

Muriel Sherman, Jimmy White 
and Vaughan Monroe doing the vo- 
cals with- Larry Funk's orchestra 
on broadcasts over WGY from the 
Paradise- Ship in Troy. 

Wife' and four ch11dv*en of Bradley 
Klncald, WGY singer and theatre 
.performer, have c6me from the fam- 
ily home in Cincinnati to winter 
with him in Schenectady.. . 

Blaine Moke^ formerly of team of 
Rlggs and Moke, teaming with Add 
Brickell over WJAS. Pittsburgh.. 

: Son bom Pete Weldys. She's the 
fonrier. /Jjottie LaWson, of . lAWson 
Sisters^ harmony • duo once with 
WCAB, Pittsburgh. . 

Hbheybunch and Sassafriass, with 
their 'Biack Panther Detective 
Agency,' liave signed with KDKA, 
Pittsburgh. '.. 

Sarah Heller, kid sister of Idttle 
Jackie Heller, may go radio. 

Tony • Wakeman, former sports 
reporter KDKA, Pittsburgh, b&ck 
ifrom New York after interviews 
with Burt McMurtrie relative to 
CBS post. 

Sylvia Stone (Stein), formerly 
with Phil Spltalny on. his Ghoc- 
olateers program, in Pittsburgh 
spending some time, with her .fam- 
ily. . 

George Bowe, ex-emsee of Bar- 
num nlterle, new announcer at 
WICC, Bridgeport. Station plans to 
use Bowe in Park City studios with 
Jimmy Milne, and assign Eddie Liush 
.to New Haven, plant. 

Sohh Shepard*s Yankee network 
won't follow CBS in banning llcker 
advertising. 

Frank Reynolds, erstwhile Melody 
Boy at WICC, Brldgepprt, fti. .^Ing 
at Little Paris nlterle, Newark. 

Marlon Bergerson of West Haven, 
'Mlsa America 1$33,' doing the dance 
spots With Mai Hallett. 

Eric Peterson's WICC ork, Eddie 
M^yehofr do-re-mlMng,: getting 
through at Armbnk, N.,- Y., be6rle. 
Will be followed- by Four Aces of 
sarne station; 

Lou Weiss and Jud LaHaye of 
WICC staf^ arranging Liasty Martin's 
new ditty, 'If Three Little. Pigs 
Cduld. Why Can^t We?' for ptibllca- 
tion. 



sro 

GARY 

Radioes Versatile Baritone 

CUNARD HOUR 

10-10:30 PM. Every Tuesday 

WJZ 

Dlre<Dtlon 
FRANK PRE8BT AOENOY 



LEON 



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WABC 

tot., 11.80 P.M.— Mon.. It PJf. 
FH.i, 18.80 P.M. 

ST. MpRlTZ HOTEL. NEW YORK 
^^^^le^Dlrectjop HERMAN BERNIB 



1610' Broadway,. New TorU' 



TODAY'S CHILDREN" 

Written by Irtia Phillips 

Sponsored by 

Plllsbury Flour Mills Co. 

' NBC— WJZ 10:30 A.M. 
WENR 10:15 A.M. Daily 



id-West 



Harry Turner, Bismarck, N. D.. 
bandleader, who for three years 
tromboned with Ted "WeemB, gets 
his first commercial over KPYR; 
He's Uncle Ned for the kids' 'Won- 
derloaf Birthday Club. 

Horace Stoylh's CRC's western 
program . director In Winnipeg this 
week looking for new talent for the 
commish. 

Beyond Control, official WOWO 
publication in Fort Wayne, is off 
the press. Those credited with 
quarterly Issue axe: Hilda Woehr- 
meyer. Ideas; Harry Plannery asso- 
ciate editor; Helen Brehra, secre- 
taty. 

Mandarin Inn newest addition to 
Round-the-Town program over 
WGL», Fort Wayne,, niaklhg: the 
sixth dine arid dance place Iii series. 
. Various members of 'Strike Me 
Pink' troupe up for short air pror 
grariis over WOWO, Fort Wayne. 

Eddie Blrnbryer, who Vocalized 
with musicals , and road bands, has 
replaced Joe Rockhold with the 
Rhythm jesters, song arid instru- 
mental combo at WLW, CIncy. 
. Waiter Furniss, from Columbus, 
O., Ifi at WSAI, Clnclnriatl. doing 
announcing and barltoning Gierman 
folk songs . qn a weekly sustaining 
program. 

Mary Alcott Richardson, who goes 
indigo while strumming a uke, is 
new at WLW, Clncy, following en- 
gagements at Chicago stations." 

Ethel Ponce, who harmonizes with 
Sister Dorothea at WtiW, Cincy, 
soloed 'Holiday' with Fred Warlng's 
band pn the Old Gold program 
which ofigina,ted in that city Nov. 
29. 

L. B. Wilson,, prez of WCKf , Cov- 
ington, Ky., has beien made an hon- 
orary member of the board of dl- 
1rectors~o£"IhV^nl^rasctional=^Raxiia 
Club, The club haa. hfeadquartera 
m Miami, Flia., and Is headed by 
Jack Rice of WIOD, that city. 

Departure of Ken Shirk, KOIL, 
Omaha chief, engineer for WIND, 
Chicago, makes room, for eeyerdl 
changes and additions in the tech- 
nical set-up of KOIL-KFAB. With 
Shirk also went Glen Imler of the 
engineering staff. Al Bates leaves 
the switchboard at KFAB in. Lin- 
coln to take up the dials for the 



same station In- Omaha. New man 
in the .techriical .depfurtm^nt Will be 
Gordon- Anderson, formerly . with 
KOIL., who comes to KFAB-KOIL 
from ERPL Aixdersoh will, have 
chargia of th« transmitter?!,.. "Willie 
Bates will work ' bh the Stydio 
sounding bo?ird. 

Max yinsonhaler, former etudio 
director KOIL,- has chargje of the 
new radio department for Bozeil & 
Jacobs agency. • . 

Ann Neeraan, WOW blues ^Ingerj 
back fromi - Chicago, where: ehe vlia- 
derwerit an NBC audition. . 

Joan Glllin, baby daughter of 
WOW'b Boss Gillln, detonsUed. 

Pauline Hopkins (Vinsonhaler); 
Babe of Tony and Babe, has had 
her second program accepted by 
Cam^agna for the 'First- Nighter.' 



RADIO EXPLOITATION 

(in this Department 'Variety' will collate . each, week news items 
of possible value to Radio Stations, Advertising Agiencies arid 
Aidvertiaera on the merphandising end. Special attints of all kinds 
will be reported^ these items being turned in by 'Variety^' ataff men 
and not written by the station. 



South 



Grady Cole and Claire - Sbadwell. 
WBT, Charlottei, N. C., have been 
broadcasting, an Imaglriary parade 
for the Great Atlantic arid Pactfiq 
Tea Co.. On the first program a 
citizen from a. town 18 miles awiay 
failed to hear thQ operilriS an- 
nouncement, stating thait the pa- 
rade was imtiginaryy gathered up his 
family arid drove to Chariojtte to see . 
the mammoth spectacle the boys 
were talking about. It was a- good 
Joke until Grady and Claire had .to 
buy mibvie tickets for the family to 
appease their anger.: 

Attendeuice of more than 1.000 has 
been built up for the Saturday night 
Shindig programs originated by 
WWNC, AsheviUei froni the Arcade 
Building rqof. "The prog^ajoa /runs 
f br a fiiirtwo 'houra.' beglrining at 9 
o'clook, .with the broadcast - running' 
from 9 to 10 o'clock. Attraictlbns 
Include square dancirig, with figures 
balled by/ Johnny Crooks and Harold 
Moore, Carter's Strlrigr Band,. Cole's 
String Band, Bbb.lM'Vis' Serenadersi 
arid songs , and guitar sblbs by Wal- 
ter Davis of Black Mountain. 

Martin B. Campbell, chief of 
WFAA, Dallas, vacationing In. Mex- 
ico, after big game and little fishes. 

Morton Downey's personal ap- 
pearance in Dallas kept him hopping 
between WFAA iind KRU> for local 
and network dates.. 

Dallas Rotarlaris were fed a big- 
radio : program for t heir Tranksgiy- 
Ing: Rieeting from . WFAA studios- 
Nancy Garner, Jlrinmle Jelferles and 
the Early Birds, -Mary and Tommy 
Tucker> Peg Moreland and the 
Gloom Chasers, announcers fiddle 
Dunn and Roy Cowan appeared, 
with stafTmen Martin B. .Campbell 
and Alex Keese as chefs for the spe- 
cial menu. Adriien Raymond P 
Lbckb and Wilson Crook of the club 
added some' good words for, radio 
advertising. 

Bill Elliott, WBT, Charlotte, 1^. 
C, has returned from a sojourn In 
(Continued on page 44) 



History of a Carinpaigh 

New York, 
, Gborge W. V.os, advertising man - 
ager of the Texas company, spon- 
sb.ra. of Ed Wynn, explains his the- 
ories of the value bf radio exploita- 
tion in NBC's bulletin devoted to 
sales .promotion arid edited by E, J». 
H. James. .Vos believes, that, ex- 
tensive ne-\vspaper copy to supple- 
ment a radio program is seldom in- 
dicated in advertising diagnosis, 
that the most . that Is needed In 
newsprint Investment in; connection 
with radio is a nominal outlay for 
attentlori-callers wheri a new pro- 
gram IS being launched. 

Vos points out that the dlstrl- 
butlori thrbugh dealers bf 3,000,000 
cloth Fire Chief: hats, was the most 
eftecti-ve radio exploitation which 
the nature of program and the prod- 
uct (gasolene) and the impbsslbll- 
Ity of iany kind of premlurii or bbx 
top tie-ups allowed. These 'hats 
Widely worn by children and . used 
by amateurs doing Imitations for 
their families arid ' friends of Ed 
Wyiin constituted, a membry-Im^ 
pressor of extraordinary eftective- 
ness, Vbs believes. 
' XiithbgraphS, . posters, . plaqards; 
window cards, banners all stressing 
the'^symbollsrioi of the. Fire Chief 
helmet and carried out consistently 
by gas- stations usln^: local making 
lists for that purpose .Were deeriied 
sales stimulants cf the first order. 
In various conrununlties exploitation 
of . riiore pretentious character took 
the form of . comiedy parades with 
the Texaco. Fire Chief helmet al- 
ways promirierit. 



Auvillq Sheffield : is coriducting the 
series. .. 



Film NRA Test 



(Continued froni page 6) 
of the code and the Executive 
Order.' This was before the Hays 
meeting arid at a time wheri 
grumblirigs In majbr ranks -were be- 
coming louder; 

Efforts to placate the rising storm 
were mia.de up to the last minute by 
Washington contact men, more 
versed In Federal lore as well as law 
than the average coriapany head. 
Their attitude Is that the business, 
whether or not .others aigree. Is re- 
gai-ded by the public as a public 
utility. *he public they are advis- 
ing, is in a dangerbus mood. It 
might quickly swing away from 
boxofflces if the bualriess opposes 
the Presiderit. 

Inability to Immediately, make up 
payroll Increases necessitated by thie 
NBAi through the Executive Order, 
In that this halts the clipping of 
production costs, Is no reasorii for 
rlslrig in the saddle,, say those, 
spokesmen who point but that other 
Industries have had to gamble with 
the NRA and that lilcture men 
should turn to the task of increasing 
receipts than to cutting payrolls a^8 
the means of : a bala-nce. 
. There is one crltlclsrii of; the 
Executive Order; however, to wlitch 
even, the most conservative minded 
lend their voice. This Is the virtual 
hand-tying whlch.the Code Authbr- 
Ity realizes under, the brder. Under 
tho present policy, they-hold, any 
e;ichibitor or distributor or producer 
with a |1Q claim can, -Without ariy 
cost to himself, literally Igribre the 
lower court (code 'Authority ^oard) 
of the NRA and go directly to the. 
Administrator for a decision. Such 
a- policy, they say, will literally 
cripple . the effectiveness of such 
rcbmmMl^s'^£S'"tlT5gff"(E^ 
grievance, not to irientlon the Code 
Authority Itself. 

It would be better, they believe. If 
the NRA turned the matter of de- 
cision back to the cburts. There, 
at least, fees wbuld have to be i)aid 
which would arrest an avalanche of 
complaints and which they See de- 
scending on Washington right over 
th6 heads of industry lieutenants, 



Grocer'a Amateur Matineee 

' Tacoma. 

Statibn KVI hsis the townspeople 
eager and merchants interested In a 
stunt bf running wires, and mikes 
into food shops during shopping 
hburs. Ijocal press is not entirely 
friendly, although Its animosity has 
been allayed by space calling atten 
tlbn to the store broad<:^ts and giv 
Ing time and place. 

Appeal of the stunt Is that the 
public; Is allowed to step to the 
riiicrophone In the store, arid iritrb 
duce theinselves.. This chance to 
say 'Hello, mom; this Is Gus,' has 
crowd.ed the groceries in on the 
hookuPt which is to last for six 
weeks. 

Street car cards also used to spot- 
light, the stunt. 



f^usic 

.Torbntb. 

Cariadiari Radio Commission -wi 
shortly launch a series of: 6 p.m. 
progriams for chlldreri. under the 
auspices of the Teftchera* Federa- 
tion. Marks the first occasion of 
such an experiment in Ontario. Tri- 
weekly series will feature 'Fairy 
Tales Iri Music* Production^ Will be 
supervised by Barbara Johnston 
and Eldon Brethour of the muialc 
department of the. Toronto board, of • 
education. 

First program on the CRC net- 
%; brk will be 'Hansel and Gretel* as 
told In Hurtiperdinbk'g opera of that 
name. Next piece is. Shakespeare's 
'Midsummer Night's Dream^ -with 
Mendelssohn's incidental music. 
'Three Bears' and 'Cinderella' fol- 
low, with Brahm's' arrangements;. 



Giveaway Newspaper . 

New York. 

, Underwood Elliott. Fisher pro- 
graim which went on the air bver 
CiBS recently Is printing an actual 
tabloid -size newspaper as a coniiedy 
giveaway stunt In. connection with 
the exploitation of the program. 

- Cal Tlriney Is billed as editor and 
Joe KlUem as bodyguard. News and 
photographs of- the participants in 
the program, namelyr William Lybn 
Phelps, Alexander Gray, Nat Shll- 
kret, Patricia Dbrn and Donald 
Burr, are prominent. A regular Un- 
derwood portable typewriter adver- 
tisement Is carried. 

Newspaper is called the ^Oologah 
Oozlngs.' 



Continued,; Story Bait 

New York. 

Station WRNY In exploiting a 
new 'kid proerram, 'Adventures of 
Dick Flint,' sends printed Install- 
ments of the story to a mailing list 
of children within the metropolitan 
area. After two weeks the install- 
ments are stopped to see If the kids 
are . Interested enough to write in 
for nipre installments. ' 

Station has had about 75% results 
in pbtaining follow^-ups. Iristall- 
ments are printed on a four pa^e 
pamphlet. 



Kids Stage .Operetta 

Tacoma. 

Children numbering 80 from 7 
years up. presented Victor Herbert's 
'Babes In Toyland' over KMO from 
largest store studio. Liocal schobl 
band accoriipapled with . over 100 
youngsters before the mike. Larry 
Miinn, 6-year-old violin prodigy, 
who Is leader of the Seattle baby 
band, -was featured hefore a crowd 
that_pi.cked_ the studio. 

Juvenile Heroes 

Bo.«!ton> 

Jordan Marsh program on .Station 
WEEI every Sunday, Wednesday 
and Friday at 5:15 until ChrLstmas 
Uses such juvenile heroes as Saiita 
;Claus, .Santa.sori, Mickey Mouse. 
■Minnie ■ Mouse, Woden Soldier and 
^Mechanical poll. ' 

I^a.spcr-Gbrtldh sTuaib""'pro'dlJee<I 



id Party in Theatre 

Seattle. 

Cbriientlng a closer bori!". with Its 
kiddie listeners -In, 'Captain itri^ 
and the Secret .Six,' on air daily, 
over KOL,. sponsored by Kristof er- 
son Dairy, g^ave its members a free 
show at the Paramount. Abbut 2,500 
kids were there. 

It was given .as a Thanksgiving 
party fbr the youngsters, with, 
menibership cards in the. club as 
admission. All were regiiested to 
bring some panned food for the poor 
and the resulting t-viro tons \vas 
turned over to tlie Salvation Army. 

Part of the program included 
community singing and .'stage stutt 
which was iremoted. over KOI^ Suc- 
cess bf this first party for the 
month-old air club, which nbw 
boasts 3,000 nierilbers, will probably 
warrant a similar Christmas piarty. 
Good will in big gobs Is being 
built for the advertiser. 



Jack Frost Sugar Hour 
NBC N«t«trk 





shows for department store.. 



Those Bridge Players 

Oklahoma City. . 
KOMO hais launched a variation 
of the reliable duplicate contract 
bridge challenge for which an audi- 
ence of avid card-players Is sup- 
posed to exist. Only a question of 
reaching iL,nd organizing; the audi- 
ence the station believes. Mrs. J. 



GONRAD 
THIBAULT 



Wednesday, 8:30-9 P.M. 
WABQ 

Thursday, 9->10 P.M. 
WCAF 



THE GREEK AMBASSADOR 
OF GOOD WILL 

GEORGE 
GIVOT 

RKO ALBEE, BROOkLYN 
(Week Sec. 1) 

RKO PALACE, NEW YORK 
(Week Dee. 8) 

Sole Dli^ctloB 
HERMAN BERNI 
1619 Broadway, New Tork 



EMERSON GILL 

And HIS ORCHBSTRA 

ENROUTE 

DIrecnon MCA 



Joe Parsons 

Radio's Low Voice 

AS 'EDELWEISS J0E'~ 
Monday, 8:30-10 P. Jf. U/MAn 
Wednesday, fi-9.:80P.H. "iWlHU 

SINCLAIR MINSTREL 
Every Mon., 8 P.M., N.B.C. 

CHICAGO 



44 



VARIETY 



RAD I 



E P O B T S 



Tuesday, December 5, I933 



iCHESiEBFIELD CONCERTS 
Philadelphia Symphony 

15 Mins. 
COMMERCIAL 
WABC, New York 

iEvery evening at 9 p. ni. Leopold, 
^tokowskl in Philadelphia, brings 
down his ^^.tbh and the aymphony. 
orcliestra, rolls into excel-pts from 
the mighty, manuscripts, of music. 
Liggett & Myers pays the bills on 
behalf of theli" Chesterfleld weeds. 

This is the first tlnie a symphony 
has been - sponsored, on a nightly 
basis.. There have been some in- 
starices, of weiekly sponsorship, 
notably the. Detroit Symphony, 
Usually programs .have . beeh^; of 30 
rniiiut'^S duration' .minimum, with 
longer sessions in- thd case of. susr 
tairiing pick-ups - as with' the "New 
Itorlc Phllha,ritiortlb ia.nd Boston's 
Serge- Koussevltsky boys. 

Just what 16 minutes means to a 

time on full-fledged sympnonic 
compositions, gpies as high as 45 
minutes. Very often a whole 'ever 
liing'S perfOrmahce consist of only 
two or three works-. In others words, 

16 minutes ii^ scarcely long enough 
to g^t out of the violin and cello in- 
troduction into the .Aute obbligato. 
. For better or worse Leopold 
Stokowski is making his att fit his 
medium. Liggett & Myers will 
have to judge . if the r(&sult jUstlfy 
the expense, Outside comment on 
a matter 'of this nature lacks ac- 
cess to the graphs that alone prove, 
anything. . M^^inwliile, of . course, 
the Philadelphia^ Symphony is. still, 
as always, a nifty organization 
dividing leadersliip of ' its field in 
America with Manhattan and the 
Hub. 

Cpmmercial copy, is necessarily 
reduced to rock -bbttom brevity. 
That Will be' appreciated a,s mu.ch 
ejs. th^ mtisic. There is a short 
pause, long enough to turn the page 
of the music folio, and ^ in that, fleet- 
ing interlude the story of Chester- 
field 'is told In a few well-rchosen 
Words. 

' By ho stretch of eriticlsm could 
the Philadelphia. Symphony be 
rated a bad radio program. Any 
doubts arise simply from the 15 
minute angle. Lani. 



COLUMBIA MYSTERY QUILD 
Sketch 
Sustain i 
is Mi lie. 

V.'ABC» New York 

Despite the fancy tUle glveii-this 
series, which made its debut last 
Thursday night <30), thiere's a 
smooth producing hand here. But 
the. script sounded like something 
that had been laying, on- the shelf 
since the days when gangster 
stories were Ih .vogue. Mixed up 
in it wias the . usual character setup 
of dumb cop, smart, newspaper re- 
porter, who solves the crime, ruth- 
less mob leader and the hood's moll. 
Title it carried was 'The Cat's 
Medw.' Charles Speer credited as 
writer. 

Slick piece of direction kept the 
Interest and excitement at the 
pitch that it takes. Credited with 
this job was Marlon Parsonet, CBS 
chief of dramatic continuity and 
production. 

Series seems to have adopted a 
complicated sound effect signature 
for' itself. Bunched into the open- 
ing and fadeout Is a conglomeration 
of noises that takes in the roar of 
a newspaper press, police sirens, 
the clanging of the bla.ck marla, the 
shouting of newspaper vendors and 
the rat-tat of a machine gun. Par- 
sonet* obviously wasn't taking a 
chance on overlooking any noise 
gadget associable with crime. Din 
created here could: be toned down 
without depreciating from the pro- 
ductions. Odec. 



REFINERS CARNIVAL 
With Paul Stewart, Lloyd Shafer, 
Wesley Boyton, Bob Albright, The 
Woodchdppers, Stanley . Payton 
Revue 
Full Hour 
COMMERCIAL 
WLW, Cinclnn^t} 

Snap, quality and novelty 6,re so 
blended in this biteririg. as tb rate 
it above average for diversified en-, 
tertainment. li'a. an all-Crosiley pro- 
duction and employs more talent 
than any regular . program handled 
thus far by, this Wdie 56,000-watter. 

Broadcast reviewed was fourth in 
series, of 8 to 9 o'clock Saturday 
highters. .. First 'and second, pro- 
grams were staged in WLW's largr 
est studio, accommodating. _ . 260 
lookers-on, . Sponsor ..distributes 
gratis invites at its ga? . stations 
and demand neceissitated bigger 
quarters, with switch to 1,000-seat 

' . Each pro- 
gram dedicated to A- town in 5ta^ 
tion's primary area. This one for 
Piqua, O. 

Opens -with carny midway noises, 
faded for blurbs on petroleum prod- 
ucts done with' brevity and dignity. 
Then barker lingo , putts ttbout the 
air show With special theme song 
background by mixed octet .in .good 
voice. ■ 

Paul iSteWart, m.c., ahhouhced Ork 
under- the leadership of Lloyd 
Shafer., Combo has dandy \brasd, 
string, and reed balance. Accpm- 
panied Wesleiy Boyton;, tenor. In 
'Land of Romance.' Carnival at- 
mosphere supplied by Argentine aiid 
Venetian tunes by band, followed by 
zither .solo and nifty chimes wprkj 
in 'Bells of St. Mary' in band's: 
transfer to Alps. 

Mixed voices chorusied . 'We're in 
the ■ Money* ftnd Ponce Sisters har- 
monized 'Are -Tou Making Any 
Money' and 'Wooden Heaid, Puddin' 
Head Jones:' 

Only slow spot was krtlfe-throw- 
ing stunt gag, Insufficient to arouse 
interest of listeners. 

A glee club rendition was fair. 
Bob Albright and his Oklahoina 
CoWboys upped the tempo with ho- 
dbwn dance niusic. Albright- aloned 
it on 'New Home In the Morning' 
and 'Man on the Flying Tri^peze/ 
the audience Joining In Choruses, 
which, encouraged sIttersT.ih to do 
likewise. Woodchoppers, Tom Blch- 
ley and Sam ftaber; executed a 
pleasing specialty on marlmbaphonie 
and xylophone. ' Smooth ad boosts 
sprinkled with expert timing by 
Stanley Payton, announcer, m.c. 
also got An a couple of ., humorous 
Pilugs.. 

Novelty. Iniprovement can be lent 
by a j3pilel such as bellowed on the 
bally platform, or on the Inside ot 
a carny freak or 10-in-l show or 
about a senational free attraction. 
Such announcements, done in true 
sideshow barker and lecturer style 
may be applied, to a nuinber of 
curious people, and oddities that 
would -make for Intense jreception. 

Kolling. 



'SOPHISTICATED FINGERS' 
Piano, Organ Duo 
18 Mih9. 
Sustaining 

WOWO, Fort Wayne 

Marks return of Connie and Mar- 
guerite team, to air oh special sus- 
talner. Novelty is In piano and or- 
gan arrangement which frequently 
sound' like . a. full- sized Orchestra. 
Both have their follb-vvlng In terri- 
tory and., are streSsljig a. .rather 
classy outlay in this • quarter Tiour. 

When cauight some operetta tunes 
were sung by : Med Maxwell, new 
membe.r of the staff', and Jeail For 
sy the, . soprano who recently won a 
scholarship for voice. Melodious 
and should land shortly. 



FORD FRICK 
Sports Cbhnirnentator 
15 Mins^ 
Sustaining 
WOR, Newark 

. Frick, whose style is vaguely sug-^ 
gestive of Lowell Thomas, has been 
on WOR some time; but appears not 
to have been previously reviewed by 
Variett. He is iinsponsOred, ' al 
though his session at 7 p.m. is 
briefly preluded by a spot announce 
ment for Dodge autos. 

E!rlck is good listening for. those 
who follow sports. For those not 
txddlcted to the admiration of ath- 
letes ih a whole-hearted wtty Frick 
sticks in material that Is Interest- 
ing independently of any prior 
knowledge of sports history. Thus 
he breaks down the All-American 
teanis of the last 40 or more years, 
pointy out the statistics on repre- 
sentation, college by college, how 
certain colleges have never grabbed 
a spot on the mythical eleven, etc. 

hand. 



liaral. 



KENTUCKY COLONELS ON 

PARADE 
Georgie Jessel, Morton Downey, 

Raymond Paige, Jean Harlow, 

Clark Gable, Jeanette McDonald, 

John Boles, Eddie Cantor, Stoop - 

fiagle and BCidd 
43 Mi . 
Sustaining 
WABC, New York 

Columbia's exploitation depart- 
ment suggfested the stunt, Gov. 
Ruby Liafoon and Oen. Hugh John- 
son readily agreed to it and the re- 
sult was an- exceptionally entertain- 
ing-novelty. iJloliye: thiat brought 
tcgether, this , parade, of niarquee, 
naihes was- to contribute .a,.bbost to 
the NRA. Practically a;U those who 
did .a bit on the show, are members 
of the. royal order of Kentucky 
colbnels, so that . the. appearance 
doubles .as a gesture tb the Ken-: 
tucky gov. 

Pickups were from several parts: 
of the country with Jessel doing a 
resourceful and diverting sample, of 
m. c.'ing. from CBS's New York stu- 
dios. Exchange between Jein Har^ 
low and Clkrk Gable on how it feels 
tb be a; Kentucky colonel ca;me from 
Los Angeles, where the Raymond 
Paige unit, Jeanette McDonald and 
John Boles also held forth,. Latter 
pair , did their saluatlhg with spngs. 
Morton Downey blended into the 
circuit from Dallas, Eddie Cantor 
did his warbling from a New York 
mike, while. Stoophagle and Budd 
pUt on an Interrupting routine, with 
the team's soUrce Philadelphia. , 

Speaking was kept down to ia 
minimum, Gov; Lafoon was cut In 
from Lexingtoh and following his 
greeting Annabelle W4rdv Keeper 
of the Great Seal of Kentucky, 
poured out a feW b4rs of 'My Old 
Kentucky Home' to the acconipani- 
ment of the University of Ken- 
tucky's symphony orcheistra. It was 
neither good singing nbr good (sym- 
phony, but the spirit Was there. An- 
other Kentucky colonel, George E. 
Allen, a Washington,-!). C, com- 
mlssibner, put in a few words from 
the capital. 

once the entertainment got go- 
ing the Interest mounted and held 
the attention, despite, station an- 
houncenient breaks and lapses of 
quiet caused by circuit switchovers 
as the broadcast source jumped 
from ohe part of the country to the 
othcJ. Odec; 



WMCA, New Torlc, has a, gypsy 
music pick-iup from the Belmont 
Cafe said to contain: the world's 
largest bar, Oscar Adler provides 
'TWO Guitars' and other offerings 
of that genre for an agreeable quar- 
ter-hour. ■ , . 

WMCA sells & rental public ad-r 
dress: system . over' the. station. 
Meetings, conventlbns, etc;, requir- 
ing sound iampliflcati on, are Solicited 
by Station itsielf. 



Rem coUgh syrup Uses time sig- 
nals and weather reports. Weather 
and snittles are synonyomous : In 
winter and the relationship- ha^ 
long been recognized by the herb- 
Ists. Bern's billing is the 'NRA 
remedy.' 



PROBLEM Al RE SKETCH 
Jennie Goldstein 
15 Mins. 
COMMERCIAL 
WMCA. New York 

Though loaded doWn With .a,tro- 
cious acting and still worse dlalog- 
ing this Prida,y evening dramatiza- 
tion of the ' love problem column 
should be garnering for Grossmati 
shoes bushels Of contestant, mall. 
Even without the prize Inducement 
of a pair of shoes the class of audi- 
ence this thing directs itself to 
couldn't resist the temptation of in- 
diting a solution to the question 
that comes with each installment. 
In creating conslstant attention 
among this Class the name vaTue of 
Jennie Goldstein helps. 

Aniohg the . problems' that this 
series has popped for listener cogita- 
tion the past several weeks are 
'Should a girl return, the ring if the 
engagement is biroken?' 'Should a 
girl . invite the boy friend in after 
the folks have retired?' and 'Should 
a girl tell all before she marries?' 
Some of the draniatlzed problems 
give Jennie Goldstein' wide oppor 
tunlty for heavy emoting, .reminis- 
cent of her Yiddish theatre days, 
while others turn out jUst sO much 
reading of sapplly confected lines. 

Odec. 



McKENZIE MILLERS 
Hill'Bllly Music— ^-r- — ^ — 
COMMERCIAL^ 
WOWO, Fort Wayne 

5 Fiddlers, accordion player and 
' harmony trio comprise this morn- 
ing feature Which McKenzle Mills 
of Qulncy, Mich., is behind. "Typical 
twangr niusic with those peculiar 
sobby songs and- legends played up. 
Novel contest recently instituted Is 
=-fop-4l8tener»-to=jot-da\Vn=theinum=s^ 
ber of times the name of McKenzle 
appears during prbgram, . and tl^ose 
'g'uesslng correct receive a special 
gift. 

Two announcers used, with sec- 
ond spieler going it at double- time 
to keep audience bn edg'e for name 
of sponsor. Players from various 
sections of country who got to- 
srether here and have been regular 
feature ever since. Scattered farm 
Areas respond to this one. 

Baral. 



FRANCES HUNT 
Torch Singer 
5 Mins. 
Sustaining 
WOR, Newark 

Miss- Hunt Is a filler-Inner evU 
dently at WOR, In five minutes it's 
hard to get much idea and certaihly 
.she'll never attract an. extensive 
following on a basis of irregular 
spotting betvveen an unintelligible 
wax program, 'Plappy • Landings,' for 
kids, and a five-minute drama tized 
sales plug toiTPenhzbll. " 

She sounds okay as a, semi-torch 
slngCr. Probably appears without 
rehearsals. Diction is good. Land, 



JAN PEERCE 
Tenor 
15 Mi . 
Sustaining 

'WeAFrNevyrYor k^"" "~ 

An excellent radio tenor. Peerce 
has volume and lots of masculinity 
in delivery. This power and au 
thority in his work gives hinl a dls 
tlnction that is sufficiently rare 
even though tenors, like sopranos, 
are supposed to be a drug on the 
market. Good . tenors Inqvltably 
command attention. 

He uses' 'PasUarcl' as a' signature. 
Peerce ought to find sponsorship, 

Land. 



GEORGE R. HOLMES 
News Commentator 
15 Mins. 
Sustaining 
WEAF, New York 

Holmes talks once weekly 
(Wednesday) ' from Washington 
where he .heads the International 
News Service . bureau. He speaks 
well and Intelilgently. 

His comment on \the money con 
troversy was fair and reasonable 
while tendlnej . to endorse Roosevelt's 
experlmehtatloh. Practically the 
whole 15 minutes Went : to that 
theme, a complex subject hidden In 
myistery: 

Among: the ever-swelling enroll 
nieht of commentators upon cur 
rent events Holmes. hold his 
own. Land. 



PERCY WAXMAN 
Book Talks 
15 Mins^ 

^ustainintr"""^ ^— :— * 

WOR, Newark 

Although classified as sustaining, 
Percy . Waxman Is actually cbmmer,^ 
cial. He comes from Macy's, part- 
ner, of those who Own WOR, fbr the 
purpose of whooping up interest in 
Macy's book department. His talks 
while outwardly institutional are 
rather specifically exploitive for cur 
j::entkMQlc5,=sin.c.ejio^deals=p£cdomL^- 
nantly with tomes hot off the 
presses. 

Waxman IS interviewed on the 
current literary situation by a staff 
annouhcer, This allows hlni to es 
cape straightaway spieling, although 
he chooses three or four books to 
concentrate his remarks on. Side 
lights on authors and sublsct mat 
ter suggest that the program is 
likely to hold the more literate 
members of the radio audience. 

Land. 



Ether Slants 



Alexander WoollcoH's wise dnd 
penetrating debunking of American 
folk lore, those fantastic stbrles 
vouched for as gospel on. the aUr 
thority of Aunt Minnie Who saw It 
with her . own eyes,, contlftue to be 
one of the most unusual entertaln- 
mentS bn the kilocycles; 

Wobllcott is probably scaring 
iaway sponsors by - being So erudite, 
but his fah^ will hope he stays as 
Is:-. '' ' 



Acting In the fli\e roast beef tra- 
dition still, practiced by^such "Thes- 
plians as . Alexander ' Molssl and. 
Maurice Schwartz, is broadcast over 
WOR Monday, Wednesday, ; . and 
Friday at > 6 ::46 .under :the billing. 
The' Count Of Monte Crisco.' . 

This retelling iii 'wax of Diimas 
tlmerdefying hxelbdrannia is carried 
along in .stentorian oratory likef a 
Pickwickian pleader. Dialog that 
went out- in the Anierlcan theatre 
with Eugene O^Nell's father lis un- 
blushingiy revived; 



Molle shaving cream program' 
(NBC) la setting a brisk and 
snapipy pace. Program Is mostly 
music Interspersed with dialog 
Which is quickly over. Light huta- 
bers With a comedy trend seem to 
be the program's be.st bet. 

Flefcher^s Caetoria illustrates a 
tendency In patent medicine adver- 
tising technique Which is currently 
typified vividly In llthogi'aphs used 
by Bell-ans. Bell-ans advises 
stomache-sutterers .to eat whatever 
and as much as thby like and rely 
on Bell-ans to take care ojt the dis- 
tress that these excesses invite. 
Castorla program over Cblumbla 
the day before Thanksgiving gave 
an advance recoinmendatlon to par- 
ents to follow that "Turkey Day 
gorging With a swig of good . old 
Fletcher's. 

In other words let gluttony run 
riot the patent medicine kings of 
America will provide first aid. 



Radio Chatter 



(Continued from page 43) 

sunhy Florida- to his regular vocal 
prbgrams, 

Oua Schulta, sustaining pianist 
for WBT, Charlotte, N. C, haa re- 
signed to accept, the leadership of 
ah orchestra in Gadseh, Ala. 

Joe Carlton, former "annouhcer for 
WBT; Charlotte, N, C;, has taken 
Up the study of law at the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina. 

Blayne Butcher, Who. announces 
programs for the Dixie CBS net- 
work from Philadelphia, got thfere 
by stages from WTAR, Norfolk. 
WLVA, Lynchburg, and WLW, Cin- 
cinnati. 

WLVA, Lynchburg, is going after 
rural fans by nieans . of hlllblliy 
programs, IJsing Glenn Jackson, 'the 
old^mah with, the grey whiskers/ 

. Warde AdaihSr formerly of WL'VA, 
Lynchburg, has been added to an- 
nouncers' staff at WRYA, Rlch- 
.mond. 

Gjroup of 14 Ashevllle, N. C, busi- 
ness houses cb-operiated with 
WWNC In presenting 'It Happened 
'on .TPhanksglvIng,' a sketch of an 
ideal "rhanksglvlng . dlhher, last 
Week. 

Protests against the announced 
purpbse of discontinuing, the . Cathe- 
di-al Hour over WBT, Charlotte,. N. 
C.v .has 1>roue;ht much mail and. the 
NeWs; >vhlch bans radib, broke down 
for an open .jTorUm letter on the 
matter. / .' 

'Waiyiside'..: rown, Who conducts 
prpgramis fbrrshut-ihs over WBT, 
Chariotte, ; ; .. C.,. barnstbrms. be- 
tween radio, appearances with thb 
Andrews Sisters, the Holly Sisters,' 
Bob Phillips (Hill Billy singer) and 
.(Others.: 'Wayside' is himself a wheel 
chair case. Appearances are In, 
schools for the most part. 

Clemmle Reldr 'The QIri Next 
Door, Is hostess' at WBT, Charlotte, 
N..C. ■.■.'-.. 

. Emerson Gill and his orchestra 
played the German - club dances, at 
the., University, of North Carolina 
Thanksgiving. 

Edpuardo CasO, tenor, whOse ra- 
dio debut was made at. Station 
WWNC, 111 Ashevllle, N. (3., Is now 
featured soloist from the Washing-* 
ton NBC studios in a proigram en-> . 
titled Pampas Nights,' featuring 
South American . music. 

Pender Rector and 'fiddle band* 
are featured on the 'J. F* G. Cof- 
fee Hour' over Station WWNC, 
Ashevllle, each Friday p. m. at. 8 
O'clock, under contract for, 62 per- 
formances. 



Real Silk graciously saluted Vin- 
cent Lopez, their retiring maestro 
and Alice Joy, who also scrams: It 
Was a pleasure, said Real Silk, that 
lasted 44 weeks.' Lopez revived a 
number of tunes he had introduced. 

Next Sunday Real Silk launches 
a new program with" "Ted Weems. 



A. G. Gilbert company, makers of 
Erector (toy) are rather artful In 
their bait. They dwell lengthily 
upon the prizes and stall on details. 
Everything is directed to get the 
boys to write letters to New Haven, 
the factory site. Everybody partici- 
pating will get a prize but a hint 
in the wording suggests to skeptics 
that most of thj prizes will be mem- 
berships in the Erector Engineering 
Guild. That probably is a paper 
diploma. 

Mark Smith plays A. G. Gilbert. 
Ted Jewett and John Holbrook 
carry the rest of the gab. Program; 
is framed to reach lads -Whose en 
thuslasms are mechanical. 



MUSIC NOTES 



Ethel. Waters Is biack on the Co- 
lumbia Phonograph release sheet. 
For her first recording here she has 
done twb from the new 'Black- 
birds' show, 'I Just Couldn't Take 
It, Baby,' and 'A Hundred Years 
From Now.' Unit under Benny 
Goodman handled the accorhpani- 
nient, and instrumentalized two 
other numbers, from the production;, 
'Tapping the Barrel' and 'My. 
Mother's Sori-ln-Law.' 



Cab Calloway sails Feb. 24 for a 
touj of the Continent. First stop" is' 
the* Palladium, London, March 5; 
with the engagement there for a 
thlnimum of four week s. Irving 
Mlls"is gbfiig^alo'ng wltKTKe^TSandT 



. Katharine Spector, winner of 
'Queen Esther' title in New York 
and billed as 'Most Beautiful Jewr- 
ess in America,' is at the Hi-Hat 
Club, Baltimore. 



ill Hartley and his orchestra 
playing at Dick Walsh's newly 
opened Van. Rensselaer Inh in Troy, 
N.Y. 



West 



Albert Von . Tllzer did a. one- 
tlnier on KHJ, playing and singlns 
one of his own compositions. 

KiB'OX, Long Beach, has gone for 
the historical serial features that 
are popular on the .Coast. Statloa 
has started , a series oiV 'Amerlcaa 
Queens,' famous women In Amerl- . 
can history. ' . 

Danny Danker leaves next week 
for his annual N. Y. visit and h. o; 
confabs at J. Walter Thompson's. 

Jim .Harris oh the Studio staff of 
KFJZ, Fort Worth, several years, 
returned to studio after eight 
months' leave due to Illness. Ah 
arm was partly, paralyzed. He can 
play the piano again how and -was 
made studio director recently.. 

Gwendolyn 'Toots' PpflE has joined 
WBAP, Fort Worth, as hostess and 
continuity writer. 

Harry HoxWorth, commercial 
manager of KFJZ, Fort Worth, 
spent, years in the . legitimate the- 
atre. His last stage activity was as 
director with the Casey players 
Houston two seasons ago. Before 
that he directed stock companies at 
two different times in Fort Worth. 

John Sullivan is another former 
stock actor with KFJZ, Fort Worth. 

is an announcer and haig staged 
skits on the -air. 

Frank Parrlsh, cOntrOl operator 
for WBAP, Fort Worth, killed ah 
eight-point deer. 

New hot dog product called Hi- 
de -ho -ho signed up oh KEX, Port- 
land, for 15 mins. three times week-' 
ly. Mel Blanc will handle the i)ro- 
gram, which seems likely to ex- 
pand over the Northwest network. 

New dam at Bbniievillei ordered 
by President Roosevelt; is - .to be 
drarhatized In the romantic mianner. 
Oregon Mutual Fire Insurance will 
sponsor this program' over KEX, 
iPortland. 

. Portland "Syniphbhy orchestra hoW' 
being; sponsored by Standard QH? 
Firsts concert went over the network 
from KGW". 

Harry. Marcus starting a new 
Daily Radio Review on KXL, Port- 
land. ^ 

Dan Frey, advertising manager of 
KSO, Des Moines, was married to 
.Charlotte Thonipsbn of Waterloo, 
.tQwa,..onl.Nov._22. 1,^ .^ 



Dbhnally Janies' moving, orchestra 
from Broadmoor country club into 
the Casanova room at the Brown 
Palace hotel, both in Denver. Suc- 
ceeds Harry Owens, who goes to 
Los Angeles. 

Roily Chesney moves In from the 
Black Hills, S.. D.; to take the 
Broadmoor job. Has with him as 
soloist Kay Austin, Victor record- 
ing artist. 



Taes4ay» December 5, 1933 



M y s I c 



VARIETY 



45 



Host Played on the Air Last Week 



To familiarize the, rest i>f the country loith the tunes most sung 
and plapeii on the air around New York, the following is the com- 
piiation for Jast week. This tabulation will continue regularly. 

In answer, to inquiries, these plugs are figured on a Saturday- 
through-Friday week, regularly. 

Tabulation in turn; is broken dawn into two divisions: "Number 
of plugs on the major networks (WEAF and WJZ of the NBC chain, 
and WABO, key station of CBS), along with the total of plugs on 
New YorVa two trtost important independent stations—WOB and 
WHOA. 

WEAF 
WJZ 

itie WABC 

T)Id, Toil Ever Bee a Dream Walking' 
<One Minute to One* 



Tuddin' Head Jones' . 
•Good Night tilttle Girt' 
'Don't Toil Xtemethber' 
♦By a waterfall* ...... 

•Sing a Little Lowdowh Tune'. 

Tou're Gonna libse Tour Gal'. . . . . .19 

•ToU'Ve . . Got .Every thlhg' 
llt's: Only a Paper aioon' , , . 
TDbin' tli6 ILJptpwjii Lowdowh^ 
lleaveii Ohly Knows' 
'Honeymoon Hotel' 



WQR 
WMCA 

18 

lis 
13 

.13- 



15 
13 
13 
12 
10 

•Not For All the mce in China'..... 12 



Total 

67 
83 
29 
28 
26 
26 
26 
26 
23 
22 
21 
2i 
20 
?0 






To controvert the argument advanced by Indie Jobbers to the code 
authority that the Mu^io Dealers ^ervicei, Inc., liubllsher distributing 
combine, has the makings qf a monopoly the Music Publishers Frotec 
tive AsBoclation has collected data on the best sheet sellers dating back 
to June, 1982^ Info alorig these lines garnarbd .by-the MPPA from 
VARiBTT's files shows that the hit tunes came predominantly fromi pub 
lishers not clearing through the MDS. During 1933 the majority of the 
monthly tabulations on the six best sellers revealed the non MD^ aisii 
ates as responsible for 70% and better of the top songs. 

Case in pOiht here is the Joe Morris Music Co,, which within the past 
year has held first rating on flye monthly . lists. Morris firm has never 
cleared a sheet of music through the MDS. Another non MDS jpubllsher 
of similar hit producing category is the Robbins Music Corp. 



Songwriters Protective Association and the Will Hays office are still 
negotiating a uniform contract for screen musical aiithors. Discussions 
on the cpvenant started early last summer. Ohe of the major pointa at 
Issue is the length of time that a picture producer 'may retain an unex< 
ploited manuscript. Hays office is pfi^ering to set the limit at five years 
but the SPA believes that one annum is long enough. 

Standard contract will not concern: itself With the minimum Wage or 
maximuni hours of a writer. All the SPA says It's seeking to protect 
the rights of its members in works created for a particular picture but 
either shelved or used for other purposes. . 



Just what the platters mean to some disc mak<ers as advance ballyhoo 
Is exemplifled in an esperience of the. BoaWOll Sisters abroad when they 
did. a song with a different orchestration from their recorded version. 
The public expressed its knowledge in the change of orchestration and 
demanded, the disc version as an encore. This occurred at the Salle 
Pleyel, Paris. 

The disc advance bally figures in Ellington, Calloway, et al., being so 
much in demand abroad, the latter slated to go over, next spring. 



Best selling song of the last ieix, months does not. appear in any music 
survey and can't be sung, played Or whistled.. This paradoxical number 
Is 'World's iB'air, I Love Toti,' which w^s peddled at 25 cents a copy by 
Swell'looking girls circulating among the late evening stag crowds at the 
World's Fair.. Some girls disposed of whole bundles of the sheet music 
to hopeful Johns. 

Attempts to actually play or sing.- the music, developed that it was Just 
a jumble of sharps, flats, clefs, and grace notes Uiat defy niusical execu<- 
tion. 



A little out of the ordinary in the way of broadcasts for plugging film 
songs was instigated by United; Artists through a special air program 
sent Out from Dave's .-Blue Room, N. Y., riecently. 

UA got Mack Gordon, and Harry ReVel, who did the music for "Key- 
hole', to appear on the prograni arranged as a commercial for the Blue 
Room, it was broadcast for a half hour over WMCA. 



'The Last Round Up* (Shapiro, Bemstein) is bn the way to stacking 
tip the sheet sales record for 1933. Lisust week the tune's turnover had 
passed the 376,000 mark, bidicatioiis are that the SOhg Is goiiig for at 
least another 60.000 Sheets. Cowboy lament Was released SepL lr 



Holding second top for sheet sales this year Is 'ih the Valley of the 
Moon' with 300,000 copies net to its, credit. 



Pointed out by Hollywood songwrlteirs who have survived tho fat 
and the lean of picture musicals, is the fact that tunes from musical 
pictures are not heading any lists, either in point of . sales or in hum- 
.ber.of times plugged. Claim this is ah indication that there are top 
many picture songs on the. market. 

Grigsby-Grunow, manufacturers Of Majestic radios and ice- boxe^, and 
controllers of Columbia Phonograph are liquidating their foreign 
affiliates. 

Foreign BTz" wiii'BS~*andled'-th.r<Hi^^ set vp foreign agencies 

in view of exchange differences, etc 



Exclusive Publications was formed last month by Irving Mills follow- 
ing his split tip Of interests with Tom Rockwell in the Lawrence Music 
Co. Embraced especially In tiie B. P. catalog ajr© the numbers created 
for the Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway bands, which Mills nianages. 

Charles K. Harris' publishing business is being continued by the widow. 
\lEugene^esriilaB"c5nH««t«Rl^B'T^ 
a revival of an old Harris number, 'I'm Trying So Hard to Forget*. 
West started his son£rwrltihg career with Harris. 

•Count Tour Blessings,' verse by Edgar A. Guest, words by Irving 
Caesar and music by Fprd© Grofe, Is a Tin Pan Alley-T. B. Harms ver- 
sion of the Guest poem 'which Caesar-Grofe pop-songed. It's also the 
^heme song of 'Joe Palooka' (UA). 

Brunswick Phonograph's October, 1933, statement is "the, firm's- best 
since January, 1930, This Is taken as an indicator that with improved 
conditions the music business is also due for some revival. 



L A. Timesmitlis 
Feted for CBS 

'Scandals* Airing 



HOllywoOd, Dec. 4. 

Evening Of the 'Roman Scandals' 

opening; at Gratjman's Chinese, Art.. 

Schwartz, coast rep for Witmark, 

gave a dinner for the brchestra 

leaders who participated in the CBS 
national broadcast which emanated 
from the theatre that night. 

Raymond Paige, Harry Jackson, 
Kay Kyser,. Mahlon Merrick, George 
Hamilton and Curt Houck were 
present in addition to Harry War- 
ren and AI Dubin, who wrote the 
picture's music and were the guests 
of honor. Dubin even went; so far 
as to don a. dinner jacket. 

. At the ppening, Kay Kyser's band 
performed, with the other bahds- 
men^ plus Ted FioRlto and GuS 
Arnheim, each taking, the stick for 
a number. 

Just prior 'to .the broadcast, Paige 
asked KysiBi^ It he would have any 
trouble leiading the latter's or- 
chestra. 

•All you have to do Is to follow 
them/ Kyser advised; they're used 
to It.' 



Simplify Write^Pub 
Rigjds on Film Sync 



Both the Bongwrlter'a and pub- 
lisher's rightis may be embodied in 
a single contract Insofar as these 
rights concern motion picture pro- 
ducers. ...Meeting for the purpose of 
discussing the merger «f interest 
proposition was held Monday (yes- 
terday), the committee representing 
the Songrwriters' Protective AssO- 
.ciation and the Mtislc Publishers' 
Protective Association in contract 
negotiations with the film men. 

MPPA for the past, eight months 
has been trying to work out a uni- 
form . synchronization agreement, 
with :the picture producers, while 
the SPA has been pow-wowing with 
the latter on the idea of confecting 
a standard contract for the writers 
of screen musicals. In dispPsihg of 
sync rights the MPPA's authority 
only extends to works already pub- 
lished. Under the by-laws of the 
SPA all . such rights to the unpub- 
lished manuscripts of its members 
are retained by that organization. 
Picture producers have, suggested 
that the publishers and writers be- 
come parties to the same uniform 
contract so that the sync rights for 
both published and unpublished 
compositions can be cleared through 
a single bureau, namely, the MPPA. 
Under this arrangement the SPA 
would continue to control the same 
rights, but the setting of prices and 
signaturing of contracts for individ- 
ual pictures with the producer 
would he left to the. MPPA contact. 



CELEB NIGHTS MULTIPLY 



Pluggers Nominated to Corral Free 
Talent 



Chicago, Dec. .4". " 
Music publishers locally are again 
on the merry-go-round as the niter- 
ies and cafes are reviving celebrity 
nights. Pluggers aren't welcome 
unless they bring along three or 
four guest, artists. There are now 
four celeb - evenings. Al Quodbach 
Cuckoo Club at the Granada the 
latest. 

Monday the pluggers troop to the 
Blackhawk to help Hal Kemp. Tues- 
day at the Morrison Hotel's Terrace 
Garden^ Wednesday at the Bis- 
marck. And iTfiely'lhat the 'CSTlegs" 
Inn will restore, its Thursday nights. 



Play for Uncle 



Chicago, Dec. .4. 

Musicians' Union has. sent 
out . a warnlhgr to members to 
watch out for instrument 
thieves who have started their 
regular winter campaign; 

To this end have made ar- 
rangements with pawnshops 
not to lend money on instru- 
ments; unless tiie borrower 
can identify himself. Miisir 
cians bulletia clearly states 
that •idehtiiflcatlpn is madie 
either by playing the instru" 
ment — ^^or by presentiation of a 
card, in the local— or by both.' 



Buffalo Cops Forbid 
Even Phoney "Nudity ' 

Buffalo, Deii. 

Liocal police are cracking- down 
on night clubs and burlesque per- 
formances here.' 

Shari, fan daner. at the Club 
Lidb, w*s halted in her perform- 
ance by Captain Edward A. Thler- 
.Jteldt and a squad from the Wash- 
ington : street police station when 
shie attempted .a. semi-nude at. the 
club opening. The police not only 
stopped the perfoimance until ih4 
dancer donned more clothes, , but 
Insisted on chaiises in lighting ef- 
fects so as' to avoid the appear- 
ance of nudity. 

Esther Lang, club operator, and 
Stephen Carputi, manager, stated 
that they would comply with the 
wishes of the police with the latr 
ter stating that they would nOt in- 
terfere as long as Shari wore what 
she put on before they, left: the club.^ 

BOOSEY AND HAWKES 
MERGE WITH BEWIN 



American Writing, Acting 
Talent for London Cafe 

Dave Oppenhelm and Mike Cleary 
sall^^at^ the end of December for 
LbndbrTWwTlfiErtM^^^ 
Perry's next floor show at the Dor- 
chester Club. An American troupe 
headed by Nick Long< jr., will go 
over several weeks later -for the 
framing of the show. 

Barbara Newberry and Carl Ran-; 
dall. part of the current Dorchester 
show, are scheduled to move on to- 
Ferry Casino de Paris spot in Monte 
Carlo. ■ 



Plans are under way to. merge 
Boosey & Co., Hawkes & Sons and 
Belwln, Inc., into a single selling 
and. distributing unit. Consolida- 
tion of these functions wiU take the 
title of Boosey- Hawkes-'BelwIh, 
inc., but won't affect the publishing 
Identities or entities of the three 
firms. 

Max Winkler^ head of Belwln, 
will be the pres. and gen. mgr. of 
the distributing combine, w^^h 
Boosey v.p. and Michael Keane, the 
latter's manager on this side, a 
third officer; Boosey and Hawkes 
firms are operating under a similar, 
selling arrangement In Europe. 



PRINTING UP 20% 



Music Publishers Hear the Bad. 
News on Costs 



Music publishers fielt the finger 

of the NRA for the first time last 

week, when they were notified by 

their printers that • effective Friday 
(1) the price on sheet music and 
orchestrations would.be tilted 20%. 

New scale of printing prices, it 
was explained, was all part of the 
music, end of the book and periodi- 
cal printing code. 



Shapiro-Benigtein Rep^ 
To 'Bananas' Royalty Suit 

Prank Silver and Irving Cohen as 
CO- writers Of Tes, We Have No 
Bananas' have filed stilt for $100,000 
against Shapiro, isernsteln & Co. in 
the Brooklyn Suprenie Court, Com- 
plaint served last week alleges that 
the team has not had an account- 
ing from the publisher oh the tune 
8ince_1924 and states that the 
amount' estimafeaTo~bff 'due-them in 
back royalties is somewhere In the 
neighborhood of $100,000. Paper 
further petitions the court to Order 
Shapiro, Bernstein to furnish the 
writers, with a complete set of fig- 
ures covering all income from the. 
number to date. 

Banana' ditty was published In 
i923.-=AfteK=.the^sojag'jEU5hee^t^^ 
was exhaiusted, according to Sha- 
piro, Bernstein, the Writers for a 
lump sum early in 1926 disposed of 
a^I their royalty rights to the same 
publishing house. The bills of sale 
and outright releases • claimed to 
have been obtained from Silver and 
Cohen at the time have been incor- 
porated In the Shapiro, Bernstein 
answering papcra 



Band Late for 
Ballrooin Date 
Docked 14% 



, O., Dec. 4. 
raveling dance hands must 
punctuai if they are to receive their 
full amount of contact, money, 
while playing Canton bailrppmis, 
says Charles Weeks, secretary of 
(Canton local of American . Pedera- 
tion of Musicians. He says he will 
break up the practice of traveling 
bands, arriving In town late and 
then expecting to rieceiye ifull pay 
for their services from operators. 

First band to be docked by the 
ballroom operators was 
Fletcher Henderson, colored combo, 
routed by the Consolidated Radio 
Artists Bureau, New York. Band 
was under contract to appear from 
8.80 until. 1 a. m. Henderson and 
his ihusiciahs did hot show up kt 
the ballroom until after nine o'clock, 
sLiid when It came time to pay off, 
.the locial.. secretary Instructed the 
operator to deduct one-seyenth of 
the guarantee, representing a sev» 
enth of the time he was to playt 
Henderson put up. a squawk but the 
local executive stood firm on. the 
proposition and the band leader, 
finally accepted a seventh less than 
he was guaianteed. 

On several occasions In recent 
years name attractions plaiyinjg local 
ballrooms have put In their ap- 
pearance a half hour and an hour 
after they were advertised to start 
playing, . always making the same 
excuse that they encountered trou- . 
ble with their cars or bus en route 
to Canton. Ballroom operators have 
been compelled to take the raip and 
explain to an impatient Waiting 
dance crowd. 



Alleged Overlapping 
MG Piano RoU Suit Up 

Lps Angeles, Dec. 4, 
.Permission ta amplify her $1,000,- 
000 alleged patent Infringement Suit 
against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer . in 
U. S. District Court' Is asked by 

Alice Smythe Jay, who. has lodered 
an amended complaint for damages, 
injunctibn and accounting against 
the studio. 

Charges are .that Metro has for 
years overlapped on the plalntiifs 
asserted pioneer patent of the so- 
called piano roll, principle in Syn- 
chrpnizing spund ph film, granted 
Miss Jay in June, 1921. Temporary 
restraining order is asked, ' pending 
adjudication of the damage suit and 
court accounting. 

Hearing on the injunction was set 
for today (4). 



Mayer Gets Delay in 
His Anti-lVost Action 

Trial of Max Mayer's $1,250*000 
anti-trust suit against the Music 
Dealers Service,. Inc., and associated 
publishers has been adjourned to 
January. Case had been scheduled 
to . start yesterday (Monday) . 

MayerHs— counset—asked— iop^the 
postponement on the ground that 
the Illness of the Jobber's chief at- 
torney, Irvin A. Edelman, would 
hamper the .proper, presentation of 
the plaintiff's case. 

Crawforct's Op 

Bobby Crawford is recovering 
rapidly at Doctors' hospital; New 
York, after an appendicitis opera- 
tion.. The appendix thing was an 
after- thought, as the music pub 
went to the 'hospital presumably, f or -~ 
gall stones until a supplementary 
dlaernosls hastened an emergency op.''^ 

In Crawford's aJ>kencc, the De 
Sylya firm has popped up with a 
hit, "Did Yoti Ever See a Dream 
Walking?' 



BaGk^Erdm^BraziL 



Wallice Downey, who until te-: 
cehtly nianaged the Columbia Pho- 
nograph. Co. plant in Brazil, has 
been assigned to the company's 
electrical transcription department 
in the New York office with the title 
of special rep. 

Downey has been with .Columbia 
for over 15 years. 



46 



VARIETY 



MUSIC 



Tuesday, December 5, 191^3 



DISCS 
SHEET 






With a goodly .riumber. o£ hits to 
lielp things along the sheet music 
business came through November 
in h&pt>y. enough - fashion. Spiles 
took a sharp dip in the third weekj 
but on the vrhole, , according to 
Music Dealers' - Service figures, th^ 
month turned out the biggest for 
the trade this' year.- Story fot the 
mechanicals remaiixed the same, 
■yvitli no ray of brightness in the 
— 'Oifflng. Couple of the recorders' 
business evenL fell ofC badly as com- 
pared to. Octolier. 

Though still doing an avetage 
dally .output, of ...7,000 copies 'The 
Last RouridirUp' started slipping out 
of top spot in mid -November, and 
in two weeks found itself yielding 
the lead for tfie month.. to '^Ood-, 
night, iiittle Girl of My Dreamsf. 
(Morris).. In' the November reshuf- 
fling 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad 
Woir (Berlin) moved doAyn to third 
place, and 'Thanks' (Famous), and 
'Dinner at Bight' (Bobbins) but of 
the best six picture altogether. For 
the 9rst time in mttny months the 
blue ribbon listing is minus a |lob- 
bins release. 

'Tlianks,?- however, led the runAerr v 
up quartet.. Others, in tbls- grouping 
v/ere 'I'll Be. Faithful'^ (Bobbins), 
•Talk of the Town' (Santly; Bros,) 
and 'Shadow Waltz' (Remick), th«. 
. last-named being-the champ holder.r- 
on of the current year. 

Among the phonogrraph coterie 
Emil Coleman for the month turned 
out Columbia's best call, while be- 
tween theni Don Bestor and ;.Iieo. 
Reisman . t>ractlcaUy split the yic- 
tor best- seller sextet. Blng Ci'ofeby 
continued to be Brunswick's white^. 
haired' boy. 



NOVEMBER MUSIC SURVEY 

THIS TABLE SHOWS THE LEADING SIX SELLERS IN SHEET MUSIC AND PHONOGRAPH RECORDS GATHERED FROM THE REPORTS 

OF SALES MADE DURING NOVEMBER BY tME LEADING MUSIC JOBBERS AND DISC DISTRIBUTORS IN THE TERRITORIES 



6 0ett Sellers ia Sheet Music 
Reporte4 1^ Leadinf Jobbers 





i NEW YORK 


CHICAGO 


IjOS ANGELES ; 


80NG~Nm 1 


'Good Nrght Little Girl of My Dreams^ 


'Good Ntftht. Little Qirir 


>The Last Round Up' ' ~*. 


80NG-i»Ne. 2 


'The Last Round Up' 


'Th(F LaiBt 'Round Up' 


<Who'» Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf "* 




^Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wdf 


'Who's .}fr«:d of the Big Bad WolF 


'By a Waterfall' ^ 


80NQ-^ik4: 


'Love Is the Sweetest Thing' 


'I'M Be Faithful' 


'I'll Be Faithful' ' 


80N6~N6. S 


'By a WateiHFall' 


'Thanks' 


'Annie Dbe'sh'f Live Here Any More' '■ 


80NG^No..S 


'Day You Came- Along' . • 


'Day You Came Along' 


'Did You Ever See a Dream Walkina'' 



3 Leading Phonograph Companies Report 6 Best Sellers 

Side r«lipOB«ibl« f pr the niajor tales only are reported* Where it is impottible to deteniitne the aide respoiuibl* for the 

sales,' both sides are mentioned: 



ieago. Not Bad 

Chicago. 

Biz continues satisfactory, the 
disc field only Bllghtly receding from, 
the hot pace of the world's .fair 
days. 'Goodnight, Little Girl ot .iiy 
Dreams' goes into the No. 1 position 
lu the sheet music after - having 
taken the fifth rung the previous 
month. Tiazybones' and 'Love ts 
the Sweetest Thing* drop out of the 
blue ribbon listings entirely, giving 
place to Tll 3e Faithful' and <Day 
You Game Along/ 'Round Up'., and 
'Big Bad "Wolf ' drop one slot each, 
while 'Thanks' slips two notches. 

Coming into the money headed for 
the front rows are 'Annie Doesn't 
Live Here. Any More' and 'Did Tou 
Ever See a Dream Walking?', both 
of which are. Tiot runners-up at 
present, 

'Round Up' continued a favorite 
la the record department. 



BRUNSWICK— No: 1 


'The Day You . Camie Along/- '1 Guess It 
Had to de That Way' (Bing Crosby) 


'The Last Round Up' (Victor Young 
Orch.) 


'The Last Round Up' (Gruy Lombardo 
"Orch.) 


BRUNSWICK—Ne. t 


'Yesterday,' 'Let's Begin' (Leo Relsman 

■■ 'Orch^y ■ . . 


'The Last Rou(nd Up ('Guy Lombardo 
Orch.) 


'I'm No Angel' (Giis Arnhelm^Orch.) 


BRUNSWICK— N^. S 


My Old Man/ 'Puddin' Head Jones' 

(Hal Kemp Orch.) 


:' Heat Wave' (Glen Gra,y Orch.) 


'The Last Round . Up' (Victor . Young 
Orch.) 


QRUNSWICK— No. 4 


'Heat Wave/ 'Not for All the Rice in 
China' (Glen Gray- Casa Loma) 


'By a Vyaterfall' (Guy Lombardo Orch.) 


'The Last Round Up' (Ring Crosby) 


eRUNSWIGK— N«. 9 


'Buekin' the Wind/ ^Give Me Liberty 
, <jiP Give Me Love' (Ansoni Weeks 
Orch.) 


'Thanks' (BIng Crosby) 


'Uptown Lowdown' (Abe Lyman Orch.) 


BRUNSWICK— No. S 


'The Last Round Up/ 'Big Bad Wolf 

(yictOi* Tourig Orch.) • 


^The Last Round U|)' (Bing Crosby) 


'Thanks' (Bihg rJrosby) 


COLUMBIA^No. 1 


'Mine/ 'Let's Eat Cake' (Emil Coleman 
•Orch.) 


'Saturday Night Function' (jlmimy- 
Grier Orch.) 


.'The .Last Round Up' (Geoi'ge Olseu 
Orch.) 


COLUMBIA— No. 2 


'You're Devastating/ Til Be Hard to 
■ Handle' (Eniil Coleman Orch.) 


'Ain't You Glad' (Benny Goodman. 
Orch.) 


'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf 

(Ben Bernie) 


COLUMBIA— No. S 


'Aintcha Glad/ '1 Gotta Right to Sing 
. the- Blue?' (Benny Goodman Orch.) 


'The Last Round Up' (George 01^en< 
- Orch.) . 


'Heat WaVe' (Meyer Davis Orch.) 


:eOLUMBlA— No. 4 


'Heat Wave/ 'Harlem Oh My Mind' 

(Ethel Waters) 


'Harlem on My Mind' (Ethel Waters) 


'Marching Alontf Together* (Ben Ber- 
nie) 


CptUMBTA^No. 9 


'My Dancittg Lady/ '1 Guess It Had to 
Be That Way' (Bemle Cummins 
Orch.) 


'Siavagei Seirenade' (George Olsen 
OrchJ 


'I'll Be Faithful' (Bernte Cummins 
Orch.) 


COLUMBtAwNo. S 


'Everything 1 Have Is Yours/ ^Lefs Go 
Bavarian'. ((George Olsen pi^ch.) 


'Big Bad Wolf (Ben Bernie Orch.) 


'Night Owl' (George Olsen Orch.) 


VICTOR— No. 1 


'You Gonna Lose Your Gal/ 'Yop've 
Got Everything' (Jan Garber Orch.) 


'The Last Round Up' (Don Bestor 
Orch.) 


'I'll Be Faithful' (Jan Gairber Orch.) 


VICTOR«^No. 2 


'The Last Round Up/ 'Beloved' (Don 
Bestor Orch.) 


'Big Bad Wolf (Don Bestor Orch.) 


'Big Bad Wolf (DOn Beatoc Orch.) 


VICTOR— No. 9 


'Thanks/ 'The Day You Came Along' 

(Leo Relsman Orch.) 


'Good Niflht, Little Girl' (Henry King 
Orch.) 


'The Last Round Up' (Don Bestor 
Orch.) 


.V1CTOR^No.4 


'By a Waterfall/ 'Honeymoon Hotel' 

(Leo. Relsman Orch.) 


'Evening' (Cab Calloway Orchi), 


'Love Is the Sweetest Thing' (Ray 
Noble Orch. 


yrCTOR-^No. S 


'Big Bad Wolf/ 'Mickey Mouse and 
■'' Minnie's in Town' (Don Bestor Orch.) 


'You're .Gonna Lose Your Gal' (Jan 
Garber Orch.) 


'Turkish Dolight' (Ray Noblet Orcti;) 


VICTOR— No. 8 


'Eaister Parade/ 'How's. Chances' (Leo 
Relsman. Orch.) . 


'Dallas Doings' (Duke Ellington Orch.) 


'Dinner at Eight' '(Leo Relsman Orch.). 



Coast Doing Well 

; Los Angeles. 

Music sales, both sheet. :and disc, 
continued on the upgrade through 
November, with local retillers look 
Iiig for a gradual climb until the 
laolidays..- Crisp weather undoubt- 
edly helped the tilt. 

'Last Round-Up' ig ,B?id 

Wolf continued as the toppOrs; wlthi 
'I : Be Faithful' next chblc?. With 
little plugging 'Uptown . Lowdown' 
got into the first six In the discs; 
a surprise locally. Latter probably 
due to local ether plugs Influenced 
by tb3 studios. 



An Orchestra of Dlfltinction 

ACE BRIGOpE 

and His Orchestra' 

Broadcastlner via the Co- 
lumbia' . Chain from the 
Morry Garden Ballroom in 
Chlcasro. Of courae, he 
leature^r 

YOURS" 
"I'LL BE FAITHFUL" 
"YOU'VE flOT EVERYTHING" 

"BEAUTIFUL GIRL" 
"SITTIN' ON A LOG PETTI N' 

MY QOG^' 
"THE HARBOR OF HOME, 
SWEET HOME" 



1 



Hat Ages 



Mlnneai)olis, Dec. 4. 

Doii Williams explains pecu- 
liar Fargo, N. D., ordinance which 
provides that no woman may wear 
a hat on a public dance floor. It's 
because no girl under 16, Is permit- 
ted Iii a dance hall in Fargo. 

Difllcult for a- policeman to jtidge 
a woman's age If she's wearing a 
chapeau. 



.Miss America's Breaks Ins 

Prior to essaying a barnstorming 
dance toiir with her own orchestra, 
'Miss America 1933' (Marlon Ber- 
gerson) Is breaking In with. Mai 
Hallett's ba;nd at Keitii's, , Portland, 
this week. 

She sings with the combo' and 
also does a bathing beaufe bit. 



MUSIC NOTES 

^tarifa band re'paced .Larry 
Funk's orchestra at the Paradise, 
showboat in Troy, N, Y. 



Sam korn wielding the . baton, in 
the -pit at tiie new Rltz theatre in 
Newburgh, N. 'Jf. 



ROB BINS 

J^USIC CORPORATION 
llll * • • NEW YORK • * • nil 



Rosita and Ramon have gone into 
the Waldorf Astoria Empire Room 
floor show for five weeks. 



Free and Sleminger, station rcp- 
C'olumbus, to their rep ' list. ;: 



MEET TOUK FA VOBITE STAR OF SXAOB AND SCBEBS 
AT MIKE FPITZEL'S 

CHEZ PAREE 

Amprlcn'8 HmnrUst KeMtunramt and Supper Cliil» 
61.1 4"alrl>ank» D«;liiwiirn KISR 

CHICAGO 



Why Songs Die Young 

'Did . You Ever See a Dream Walk- 
ing,' from ' itting Pretty' (Par) and 
published by De Sylva, Brown and 
Henderson, took the year's record 
last week for the number of air 

plugs received by a tune in New 
York over a seven-day period. 

Amon g th e CBS. and. NBC keys, 
WABG, WBAF and WJZ, the song 
chalked up' 39 times played for the 
Week.' On' the two indie transmit- 
ters, WOR and WMCA, the com- 
bined logs gave the number a total 
of 18 performances. 



BROADWAY PALS 



Gone Since 19^. but Nobody knew 
it Around Lindy's 



Wally DowT^ey, Columbia Pho- 
nograph recording exec, well-known' 
to Tin Pan Alleyltes, has been 
headquartered in Rio de Janeiro 
arid San Paulo; Brazil, sincie 1928. 

He , got back recently, expecting 
the Llndy mob to take cognijiance 
of his protracted absence with a 
more than casual greeting. 

Instead he got, 'Why doncha come 
around more, often and hftvo lunch 
with the boys?' 



Coast Mosikers 



Los Angeles, Dec. 4. 
Ed Wallerstein, Victor ropi-esen- 
tativo, here for some recordings but 
failed to raid the Bruns'vi''lck roster. 

=,TAGGordlng-to=:^Buddy-Morris,=HarFy- 
■Warren ranks second among cur- 
rent composers. ' 

Ai Dubln going In for mono- 
fc'rammcd evening dres.s .shirts. 

Joe Perry of Brunswick battling a 
fold. Mrs. Perry recouping in San 
Francisco from an appendix- oD, 

Much to everyone's surprl.so, a 
BonA'writer had a lot of prai.se for 
the songs written by anotlier- com- 
l)on(:r In a current plcjur^.. I'.ut ho 
r'uJdf.-d: 'It's aboiit tiino- tlif pruy'a 
h'-cn trylnfj for years." 



WGHT aUB REVIEWS 



MIDNIGHT FROLICS 

Milwaukee, Dec. 4. 

With Charley Miller bossing the 
job as master of ceremonies and 
contributing an ample portion of 
the entertainment himself, the Mid- 
night Frolics brought, in its newest 
bill, a lot of snappy, entertainment. 

It Isn't always conduoive to fun to 
have an evening begin with thunder 
and lightning, but it's okay when it 
Itappens as it does 'at the Frolics as 
part e? the ?how. Technicaily, It ig 
called a storm dance and Includes 
six .attractive girls; The audience 
went for It. . 

• Charley Miller imitated Eddie 
Leonard, danced a bit, sometimes on 
the :flo6r and at other moments up 
arid down whatever happened to . be 
handy to up and down on. His skat- 
ing number was clever arid his an- 
nouncing of other acts gave him 
plenty of opportunity for comedy. 

Aniong the dancers were Mona 
Henderson In a Russian number and 
Goldle Wing doing a tap dance on 
her toes. Stcfano and Serena, grace- 
fully appealing, had several charm- 
ing numbers. 

Julia Gerlty, back on the job, sang 
her blues in the same effective way. 
Art Kruegcr orchestra were assisted 
during the evening by Chuck and 
J oe, whose mualu ir S.s"lIa\vSiran a^ 
Krueger's Is American. 

Better than the average kind of 
entertainment in this division. 



PENTHOUSE 

Detroit, Dec. 4. 
This is the ritziest this town has 
seen. Located on the roof of a 
downtown hotel arid operated un- 
der the club idea. Offering high 
class surroundings and entertain- 
ment, will function behind closed 
doors. 

Show offered is the best this town 
has had, *as far as cost gooa. Fea- 
tured is Mary McCormic (Princess 



Mdvanl). In addition are the Four 
Arinbassadors, Pierce and J Harris^ 
Dolores Farrls and Sammy tWatklns 
arid band.. 

Miss McCormic is playing her 
first engagement in a night club 
and gives a very nice performancab 
With the high salary she gets her: 
wOi-k win be limited in that dlre4> 
tlon, but she has. no trouble Im* 
pressing with , her voice. A .volc« 
that Is . somewhat . magnlflcent for 
night club work but effective re- 
gardless. For.her enigagement her* 
Miss McCormic was accorinipanled .. 
by Boris Romanoff. ~ 

.Other, gutstaridlng: . 4ct Is. Plerc* 
arid Harris doing a ballroom turn. 
With Pierce having a ^remarkabla 
personality and manliness that id 
absent In most .dancers tearia. Is un- 
usually eflOectlve with Pierce doins 
encore solo alone. 

.The FOur AmbassadOres doing 
vocal harmonies :.suffer., from the 
type of material used doing- such, 
number as. 'When you gotta go you. 
gotta go,' and 'My Hlerie.' Scarcely 
fitting on a bill with definite class 
such as. the opera star Mary Mc* 
Cormlc. ' 

Sammy Watklns has played here 
before arid bas .practically the samo 
band. But this group have devel- 
oped Uhtir th^jr-coinpare to the best 
Having a lot of color band Is vei^ 
satlle turning irito a string ensem- 
ble when nedcd. 

— Sipot-ls ..doing -a nice biz. Lee:. 

MacPherson, Veil Tilzer 

Hollyw^ood,, Dec. 4. 

Lyrics and music for Chester- 
field's musical 'Ralnbo^ Over 
Broadway,' have been written by 
Harrj' MacPherson and Al von 
Tilzer and the songs will be pub- 
lished by Sam Fox. ' 

Themer of the tunefllm is 'Let's 
Go Places and Do Things.' In addi- 
tion to writing lyrics, MacPhcr.<;on 
is in the advertising biz. 



Tuesday* December 5, 1933 



VA 



E V e L L E 



VARBEty 



47 



$S-a-Head Per Day Sjiots Out 
Or Eke Under Code^ CKoristers 
Mosdy; Flashes Affected 




Numerous yaude iamifillles atbund 
New York p<nd prpbably all oyer -will 
have to raise the ante or talce It on 
the lam after midnight Dec. 7, when 

■ - the Motion Picture Code embraclner 
■variety entertainment; " will have 
gone into effect. The code was 

; signed, by Presideht Roosevelt last 
week. 

Probably 6D theatres in the, coun- 
try using i>rofesslonal variety talent 
at wages less than the minimum 
permitted by the code. Most of 
them play weekend , bills only, and 
the average is about $6 per. person 
for the tworday.engagementi?, , . 

Under the code the weekly mini- 
mum for principals becomes $40 per 
• Week^net— or $7.60 per day foi: ien- 
gagemehts of less:, than a ^eefc. The 
$5-a-head ■.weekend, joints thus will 
have to- increase it to" $15; for the 
two da!ys, 

Break for Chorus. 

Chorus girls and men may derive 
the most benefit from the code, 
since there is little in the document 
which will require changes in the 
better-class variety houses as far 
aa priiiclpats are doricerned. The 
code necessitates Improvement in 
conditions for chorus people in the 
best of the picture vaude 
houses. 

The clause covering', i-ehearsal' 
periods, Section Three of the vaude- 
ville code, wiU necessitate more care 
in .the catch-as-catch-can piroduc- 
!on of quickie fla^h acts. It sets 
four, weeks as a maximum rehearsal 
period, as against a guarantee of 

(Continued on pp,ge 49) 

UNITS niAYBE, NO VAQD, 
HOBLltZELLE'S POLICY 



Held by the Enemy 



Raviators, male quartet, . 
Loewjs Orpheum curreiiit week- 
end and playing .other Lioew 
da,te8. Act carries a jdrop with 
a couple painted al'rpilanes. 

On the wings of the planes, 
in large letters. Is prinit^ed 
'RKO'. 







Fort Worth, lieo. 4. 

Vaudevlll*: is npt likely to be re- 
turhed to the .Interstate .circjilt, at 
least for the present.- So said R. J. 
O'D^nnell ■ and Karl • Hoblitzelle 
while In Fort. Worth -last- weiek in- 
fipecting their houses, liiajestic, 
Worth, -Hollywood and Palace. 
O'Donnell said, quality acts are too 
dlfflcult to find, Charles" Freeman, 
New York, booker for the circuit, 
also lookeid Fort Worth over. 

They plan to book unltis such as 
Morton Downey revue, which is 
touring the circuit how, If that pol- 
icy shows promise. 

Definite staige shows for Fort 
Worth this season were announced 
by Hofelitzelle: Dec. 15rl6, 'Greeh 
■pastures,' Majestic; Jan. 6, Thurs- 
ton, Worth; Feb. 7, Mr. and Mrs. 
Jesse .Crawford, Worth, two weeks; 
Fe;b. 15, Walter Hampden in 
Shakespeire, Majestic; Feb.. 17-19, 
Tom Mix and companj, Worth; 
Feb. 26, .ifatharlne Cornell In 'The 
Barretts of Wimpolc Street." . 

O'Donnell said negotiations are 
oh for these stage shows after 
Christmas; Ben Bernie and band, 
Mae West In persbni Buddy Rogers 
and orchestra, Amos 'n' Andy, arid 
the San Carlo Opera Co, 



The diidie wolves pf New 
York yaude' .booking field are get- 
ting' so bold they don't even .wait 
now until a- theatre, opens before 
attempting, to steal it from an6ther 
booker^ Tliey're responsible f or nu 
merous Independent theatre own 
ers . becoming sufficiently disgusted 
to .toss the stage .shows out» 
..In thel past the ihdle boys at least 
did each other tiie courtesy of let 
tiihg^the first show open before go- 
ing to work on- thj9 manager.' Now 
tiiey start flashing the phoAev : con- 
tracts on the managers in . advance: 

As soon as' they learn the opening 
bill, usually a Week or so ahead of 
the opening, they walk in with old 
or prop- 'cohtracts ishowihg how 
much cheaper they could have sup 
plied the same, show; It gives the 
managers the willies -before their 
<^wn bookers have a chance to show 
their stuffj and they .wind up ..dls 
trusting their bookers before the 
theatr^is . open. .' 

Asked last w^ek for a list, of the 
theatres On his i)ook, one Indie 
booker •mentioned the name of a 
Straight picture house that's 'due to 
$o . vaude ih a couple - of weeks -with 
^hother' bookei- sutppl;^lng the shows, 
'when his attention Was. called to 
(hat slight error, he replied: "Ofi 
it might as well, go on the list. I'm 
taklnig the house ^wa'y after the 
.opening week.' 



RICHY CRAIG SUCCUMBS 
TO WEAKENED HEART 




MAX BAER'S $3,500 PER 
FROM LOEW, CABARET 



Hollywood, Dec, 4, 

Max Bder, who leaves Wednesday 

(6): by plane for the east to open at 

the Casino de Paris on Dec. 12, will 
start doubling Into. Loew houses in 
New York almost immediately. 

Opens at Loew's State Dec. 15 at 
$3,500. His salary for the club date,, 
under a four-week contract, id the 
same ■ figure. Contract was ar- 
rariged thi*oug;h Leo Morrison.- 

Universal is after Max Baer for 
one plc; Film would be made in 
spring. 



RIchy Craig, Jx;, died Nov. 28 In 
the New York hospital, Niew York; 
when his heart, weakened by a 
lengthy .illness, gl^Ve out; His de-^ 
miise at-31 ehd^d. the career of one 
of the most proxnising yoiing come.- 
dians of the Ameriean stage. 

.Craig ■was onp of thie few 
tions- among modern coittediians— ta 
comic who w^o^e his own material. 
His fluent wit. was a; source pf ma - . 
terial for others as well as himself, 
and Craig's; fstuflf ,. whethet" purchased 
or just copped, was widely used , by 
fellow comedian^ lii. recent y^ars- 

Into'hla'few'yeiira Craig packed a 
whole career of vaudeville .headlin- 
ing. Although his ability carried 
him into every pother .niche of the 
theatre where comedy is used, he 
was best known in and to variety. 
But hei had been In pictures, nlte 
clubs. On the radio, and starred last 
year In the. Icglt musical^ 'Hey, 
NOnny Nohny- 

To the ' buskin born-=— his fatlier 
was a . burleisi4ue comedian and his 
mother froni the musical stage— he 
wiDLS Versed in ainines, but. directed 
himself, eventually to. verbal comedy 
and developied . Into a first-class 
mohologlst. Ha.d ;not his continued 
ill-health held him back with fre- 
quent interruptions, during which 
rests stnd layoffs 'were, neeessarvi 
Craig gave prolnise of rising to the. 
top of the monologist heap. 

Two weeks before his death, Craig 
was forced to withdraw from the 
New York Palace show In mld-Week 
because of iUnes^; Hte did manage 
to keep a radio, engiagement on the 
Flelschmanit 'broadcast the follow 
ing evening, but after that he was 
ordered to stay In bed. 

Craig Was perhaps the. ftibst pro- 
liflc of all 'dpublers'. .He held down 
as many as sevein jobs at one time, 
between vaude, hite clubs, radio; 
and making talking shorts, That 
achievement; with its overwork and 
the. Illness' to Which it exposed him/, 
was held responsible for his condi- 
tion. Worked up, overheated, 'still 
in make-up, he'd taxi from one ispot 
to another. 

Early In 1931 Craig : wa;s ordered 
to Saranac.- He remained . over the 
summer and returified to Broadway 
In the fall, going Immediately into 
tiie palace and . staying four weieks; 
The P'alace ■was aMays his )best 
house and, ironically, the last house 
he played, 

Mrs, Edith Craig, ..the widow, from 
whom itlchy had been .estranged, 
but with whom a reconciliation was 
effected when 'he was last taken ill, 
and the parents, survive. Interment 
Dec 1 in Mt, Kenisico undier auspices 
of the N,V;A. 



Heavy Guarantee- 
Reaction Finally 





*Vmage* Unit Starts 

RKO Route pn Dec. 15 

'Greenwich Village Fijllles' unit, 
produced by Jack Gilrtis of Cuftl^ 
& AUcn and Carlton. I?oagland, and 
starring York and King, opens Dec. 
15 In Syracuse for RKO: It has been 
optlohed for 17 weeks by the com7 
blhed circuit booking office. 

Show Will play on guarantees of 
$6,600 and $7,000 against percent- 
age; George Dog.npn .ahead; Henry 
Dixon back. 



lOMBABDO BREAKS JUMP 

Chicago, Dec. . 
Guy Lombardo band goes into 
Jie_Ambas sad or. ^t, Xoula* week oif 

)ec;TI," 



'Theatre date breaks their long 
wmp from Boston to the Cocoanut 
Jfove, Ambassador Hotel, L. A. 



MIX HEADEB WEST 

Seattle, Dec, 4. 

Tom Mix and troupe In prbspedt 
'ir N, W. tour In March. 

Outfit is to get rate of $5,000 per 
vcek. 



Pan* Pprtland, Blames 
Darkness on Unions 

Portland. Ore.,. Dec. 4. 

Indications are that Pan will not 
reopen again this season. Pan's 
.vaiicfe house lasted Just four weeks, 
with first week getting a blj? play 
on the opening, and biz rapidly 
dropping off the other three 'weeks. 

Lobby is pasted: with notices stat- 
ing that 'unreasonable demands of 
stage unions' caused house to go 
dark, X.ack of good picture product 
hdd a telling effeet on gro-ss re- 
ceipts, Vaude registered ■well but 
lihaijle to carry the house's big nut. 



Chinese Flap Missing 

San Francisco, Dec. 

Howard Liang, manager of the 
Wing==-Wah--troupe^t=:.tJbA..=QiytJa 
Orpheum, notified immigration of- 
ficials this week that Sun Moi 
Chung, one of' the quintet's fem 
jugglers, had walked out and dis- 
appeared. 

Authorities are how searching for 
the gal, for whom Liang. Is heavily 
under bond. .She scrammed when 
Liang reprimanded here for drop- 
ping a plate during the act. 



Too Shining Title 



Following .t;he death of two 
member^ Wlt^^in a .te\y weeks,; 
the surveying;, inembera of the 
Pour Emperors^ of Harmony, 
standard . ; colored 'quartet, 
changed ' the ' title to Four 
Giants .of Harinony. 

One ,of the , survivors, ex- 
plaining \ chalngcj, said, 
'There's been too much royalty 
dying oft.' 



N. I BOOKERS 
DO A GREELEY 



Arthur Willi is in Chicago this 
week o.oing some of tfie" western 
units shoWs and aittractloh for RKO 
vaudeville. Marvin Seh'enck made 
a similar trip two weeks ago to pli)e 
the same shows. 

WhUe there Willi will look at the 
three units emanating from tiie rcr 
cent Fair— 'Midway Nights' 'Oddl? 
t.er of 1933' and Jack Fine's 'Midget 
■Village,' besides a., few non-Expo 
she ws . llite the Count Bernlvlcl- Joe 
Besser unit and W^S 'Showboat.? , 
The Willi and Schehck trips are 
the . first long jumps for bookers in 
a long while. It takes a severe ma- 
terial draught llite the presfent one 
to drag the boys out of their nice, 
soft booking office chairs, Where 
'.they're accustomed to ' wait for the 
agents to bring everything i.n. 

Schenck's trip ■ resulted in the 
booking pf 'Midway Nights' for a 
couple of Loew break -in -weeks . with 
options oh the circuit.. Willi Is ex- 
pected to return w4tb a flock of .new 
. ones. ' 




Hohz, Stooges, Off to 
Coast in Gas Caravan 



Lou Holtz and a caravan of 
stooges and others may or may not 
have arrived in Hollywood as yet, 
but they left New York Thansglv- 
Ing Day by alitp with intentions of 
evehtually reaching there. 

Holtz .is going out for a pair of 
shorts, with options for a feature, at 
Columbia, The others accompany- 
ing him are going for various rea- 
sons ranging from laughs to biz. 

In Holtz' Lincoln, which leads the 
caravan, are, or were, Holtz, Sary 
Sarnoff, Bert tawrerice, Bewny 
Bakeie and a chauffeur. Bringing 
lip the rear is, of was, a Chevrolet 
containing Charlie Foy, Solly Vlp- 
linsity and a. flock of assorted 
stooges.. 

Each car carries a spare man to 
wipe the ■vdndshield In case of a 
snow storm. 



Hollywood, Dec. 

Archie Cottier has been set at 
Columbia to direct two shorts. They 
are to star Lou Holtz, wh^ is on 
his way here from New York by 
auto.. 

Production set for 18 on .the 
first; 



Dave Hntton in Cafe 



Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 



Dave Hutton, aLftVr'pTSyIng''ftll'tK^^^^ 
vaude that was available, will try 
his hand at night clubs. Portly 
yodler opens at the Cafe de Parce, 
at Westlake Park, Wednesday (6), 
waving the baton over a 'dozcn mu- 
sicians. 

Hotcha hymmer will get a per- 
centage of the cover charge for his 
batoning. 



SERVED 4 OF 10 YEARS 



Kansas City, Dee. 4. . 
. Mrs. .Evelyn Helms; 33,' vaudeville 
actress, who siiot and killed her 
husband, Frank Helms, at Iheii'" 
home near here In 1929, was paroled 
by Govei'iior Park .Friday (1). The 
parole was recommended by the 
trial judge. 

During the four years she has 
served on her 10-year sentence, Mrs. 
Helms has assisted in the entertain- 
ment of visitors at the penitentiary. 

During the trial Mrs. Helms stated 
that after closing a vaudeville en- 
gagement, her husband had threat- 
ened to desert her and sell a pony 
used In the act. She had turned her 
diamonds over to a friend when her 
husband insisted on taking half of 
them, and iri a quarrel over the -dia- 
monds she claimed he obtained a 
revolver arid' that when she strug- 
gled with him for the weapon, sev- 
eral .shots were fired and she couid 
not recall', •what happened. .Wit- 
nesses, however, les.tlfljed„that she 
followe'd her husband into the yard 
and fired two shots at him'- . Her 
defense plea was temporary in- 
sanity.. 



. Unit Show 
Sets In; They 
High Extra Costs 



First from the 

booking and playing of the, heavy 
guarantee - and - percentage ■ u n 1 1 
shows in the vaudeville ahd picture 
houses has set in. with ijie bookers 
ho'w taidhg.tiie raps from the op^ 
eratlhg departinents for a flock of 
costly deals. As a result, from the 
furious tinlt pace which 

they, carried on for two months, the 
circuit., bookers haVe r faced 

.and are working 
way, 

According to the ' booke^rs them- 
selves, the former ganibling with 
. units for titles; only is now out, and 

all u'^lts will be. booked 
nrierits only. 

With a" few. excieptions, the units 
as a whole ha'veh't been at 'all Suc- 
cessful. Tlie niajorlty Increased the 
aiverage business almost all over, 
.but the difference In ihoSt Instances 
failed to justify the added , expenses 
involved.. 

. K. Qrpss, But No Net 
Theatres having enjoyed big 
grosses with units, found theni- 
selves in the box at the end of the 
■week regardless, due to the. over- 
head. The costs late up the In- 
creased business, and more; while, 
when the units failed to draw, the 
heavy guarantees were ruinous. A 
few such experiences with tbe $7,- 
500 and $8,0C 6- guaranteed percent- 
age shbws have cured the bookers^ { 
and theatres. 

Besides the actual increase In 
stage budgets with the,, units, the- 
atres iiave been burdened with nu- 
merous incidental ' expenses when 
playing them, Ha;vlng little more 
tban . Broadway legit . titles to sell, 
and in for big money, the theatres, 
have had to. double and treble the 
exploitation budgets in an effort to 
assure themselves a return on the 
investment. 

The mechanical costs were, and 
are still, considerably increased with 
unit bookings. For example, the 
Boston stage hands require' double 
crews with the Intact shows. In 
the booking there of a uhlt with 
18 people in the cast the union de- 
manded a double ?crew, 10 extra men 
besides the piermanent 10, or In 
other words two more people In the 
stage crew, than the show itself 
contained. And it wasi a pAe-set 
sho.w.. 

The problem of . what to follow 
the heavy units \ylth Is still no less 
of a problem for the bookers, and 
With the necessity of following 
them hpw at hand. The bookers 
are agreed that ordinary run-of- 
the-mill plain vaude bills cah't 
stand UP In comparison. 



Units Bbom as Ripley's 
'Oddities' Hops Receipts 



Chicago, Dice. 4, 
. .'With . lafe returns coming In on 
the okay busirioss of the KIp- 
Icy Believe It or Not" Oddities of 
1933,' Unit, the' town' l.s bpcomlng 
over-ridden with procluoora turning 
out more and .more units. 

Biggest units out in the midwest 
at present ,are 'i idway Nights,' 
'Midget Village,' "WLS Barndahce, 
all doing ,'wei:. Everybody wants to 
turn .put hiH own little revues. 
--^LatestJsj/6nig',.T aok:.-Sam, who fs^ 
now organizing his 'Oriental Re- 
vue.' 



In the Variety advertisement (is- 
Hhit Nov. . 28) on 'Midway Nights' 
unit, name of the show's booking 
ifepre.sentatlve was Incorrectly given 
{is Edward M. Mpore. It should 
have read Edward M. Morse. 



Frying Pan Round Trips 



Harry Lang (Lang and Haley), 
who last. year, went Into the agency 
business because^ acting was too 
tough, Is now acting again, havr 
Ing found the agency biz toughei*. 
JVhlle jagfintljig he wa^ with Larry 
Puck.: 

For his return Lang has teamed 
with Ijoulse Squires. 

Another hew combination break- 
ing in currently Is Sonny Thomp- 
son (Thompson and Kent) and 
Sherman DIck.sori ( icksbn and 
Cassldy), 



Congre88ih9n Pollock 

John Pollock, formerly head of 
the photo bureau, bf' RKO» is being- 
mentioned .a,4 a- candidate for elec- 
tion to congress by fcljow towns-- 
men of Leonia, N, J. A north Jer- 
sey pubilcation came out for Pol- 
lock last week. 

Pollock is Leorila's permanent 
mayor, but Is willing t6 switch to 
the Washington berth., 



COASTCQWTOKES-SET- 



Hollywood, Dec. 4,. 
Range . Riders, KNX cow yodellnff 
act of six, has been booked into the 
Granada, Bakersfleld, for Nov. 29 
and 30.^ , 

Cow hands will play the strand, 
Whlttier blvd,, Dec. 6 and 7, Play- 
ing for 40% froni the first dollar. 



48 



VARIETY 



VAVDEVILLE 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 




ALBERTO 80CARRA8 

And Hi* Mualeal Cubans (17) 
Band, Specialties 
12 M ins.; Full (Special) 
Academyr N. Y. 



GREGORY RATOFF 
Sketch 

13 Mins.; Full (Special) 
State, N..Y. 

Gregory Ratoff, a featured player- 
from pictures; takeg a. flier In the 
threi^ and more a d4y with a. sketch 
written to his order. If has him' 
doing a hlgh-i^ressure salesman 
whose line includes everything from 
Insurance to the gun a policy -'holder 
couldi bump himself ,off with. Ratoff 
has . been funnier in plctureis thaji 
he Is In thils stage vehicle, but good 
enough, here .on laughs to rate him- 
sielf and the sketch, as good booking. 

A Veraatiie fellow, Ratoff virtually 
carriies the sketch alonie. It could 
almost have' been an act in 'one* 
with a istooge on the receiving end. 

Setting is the office of a elck; 
giiouchy business mah who doesn't 
want to be disturbed, even by his 
.secretary who cowiers iat his very 
glance. Salesman (Ratoff ) walks in 
on the ill-tempered biz wan and de- 
st>ite rebuffs starta to; work on him. 
He fails to sell anything but has a 
good time trying but his technique. 
When the gentleman doesn't want 
Insurance, because he has ho wife, 
Ratoff goes after him as represen- 
tative of a marriage bureau,, etc. , 

Throughout inost bf the isketch 
Ratoff is doing the talking. The 
girl has little to do but sit at the 
typewriter desk and act scared. 
Grouch handles his supporting as-^ 
slgnment well. Neither of the two 
support people receives billing. 

In middle of the bill here and wiell 
accepted, film actor stepping out for 
an encore bit. Char. 



CAPT. pROSKE'S TIGERS 
Animal 'Act 
43 Mine.; Full 
Academy, N. Y. 

.For an animal act Of this aott^ 
this Is an unusual turn and' ought 
to get. favorable results all over. 
.P'Flve of the big striped 'cats' In a 
cage with Proske handling them 
like kittens. 

F'roske works without any evi- 
dent equipment, using neither w;hlp, 
nor any other gruards. He has the 



Gary COOPER, Sari MARITZA, 

Raquel TORRES 
Sketch 

10 Mins.; Full 
Paramount, Y. 

Gary Cooper Is supposedly getting 
$4,000 for his one- week personal at 
the Paramount; New Tork, He's not 
a regular stage entry, but just hap- 
pened to be . available at a time 
when Paramount's Broadway the- 
atre affiliate needed . a nanie. 

As a name for the nia,rquee Coo- 
per naturally aUs the order, so the 
actual entertainment merit of his 
appearance iisn't so importanti He's 
doing a sketch accompianied by Sari 
Maritza and Raquel Torres, also do- 
ing a bit of slumming In variety. It's 
a nice little sketch that mostly man r 
ages to get Cooper- on and 6ft the 
stage without making it, tough for 
his next picture to' follow. After 
all, those who hit the Par this week 
to see Cooper In person won't expect 
to see any handsprings. 

Miss Torres was a last minute , re- 
placement for Margaret Sulla,vah. 
Miss Torres Is a hot Latin type, and 
Miss Sullavah Is a polite Ingenue. 
All the difference in the world be- 
tween the two actresSi but no change 
required for the lines, which is the 
tlpbit on the lines. The difference 
is mainly In the salaries, with the 
Par saving money on the deal. Miss 
SuUavan was down for $2,500. 

•The Eternal Triangle' is the title, 
and the story. The two women bat- 
tle over the one man, who winds up 
taking the maid. Latter Is a blonde, 
unbilled. 

Standing between the slight 
Misses Torres and Maritza, Cooper 
looks like he's on stilts^ he's so tall. 
He reads his stage lines qiiletly and 
with just enough of a show of ner- 
vousness to make it look good to 
the fa,ns down front. They called 
him out for a few extra bends at 
the finish. Blge; 



Academy announces this — all^- 
Cuban orchestra, with four special- 
ty entertainer? oh the ^Ide, as the 
original Cuban rumba outfit That 
may or may not be true, and it 
doesn't iniatter. Orchestra Is okay 
and lends novelty, but offers noth- 
ing out of the ordinary. Placed In 
a colorful setting, the Havana bay 
arid Morro Castle as background, 
and including some warm hlp-"wrlg- 
gling, it will do for trade- such as 
drawn bere. 

Orchestra made' up of 13- men. In- 
cluding the leader, who sticka-teost- 
ly to his sax or clarinet. It's a. fair 
band in inusicial composition and 
ability, but goes In for more braas 
than might be expected of a Cuban 
outfit. Sometlmea it sounds like 
Harlem. 

A mixed team Is highlighted In 
two numbers, the first a rumba, the 
other a novelty routine In which 
the girl at one point gets on her 
hands to wiiggle her northeast , end 
going southwest while the man Is 
trying to get hold of one of her legs 
so he can shoe her as he would a 
horse. One of the speclialty girls 
al^o goes for a similar position in a 
dance in. which she uises a little 
washtuh and board as props. It's 
all hovel, but little more. Single 
dance up. ahead. In vrhlch a little 
wiggling also flgiires, and not so 
hot. . 

With a little more work, perhaps 
the turn will show Improvement. 

• Char. 



animald trained to the. point Where 
they'll stand on ' their haunches, 
climb and do other tricks just on 
his say-so. Splendid flash. Kauf. 





SEVEN DESERT DAZZLERS 

THE ONLY GENUINE MOROCCAN ARABIANS 
This Week (Dec. 1) 

RKO ALBEE, B'KLYN, NEW YORK 



Representative 

CHARLIE CROHS 



LEE MURRAY and SINCLAIR 

TWINS (6) 
Daneina 

12 Mins.; Full (Special) 
Orpehumr N. Y. 

Happy, combination of talent 
that's been with other acts, plus a 
single dancer (Mdna Dobson) and 
another, a young juvenile, for mu- 
sical accoriipanlment, including 
piano, sax and olarinet. Lee Mur- 
ray, fast little dancer, has headed 
flashes of hiti own, while the Sin- 
clair Twins have been around in 
various turns themselves. Altogether 
a well presented flash with sufficient 
punch to command attention. 

Murray stands out in lula drunk 
routine on the stairs, which included 
a couple bad falls. It also has a 
Will Mahoney off-to-Buffalo flop 
bit, but this Is played down 

The Slnclalrs, making nice ap- 
pearancea, do best in an acrobatic 
precision number that tops a song 
Introductory. They are on but ono^ 
before that, at the opening, and oin 
the flhale, act avoiding the mistake 
of overstretching its talent. Miss 
Dobson spotted about inlddle in a 
dance number, for which she wears 
flashy plus pajams. Here. Is a fair 
number. . 



Third, on a 
over good. 



flve-acter here, and 
Char. 



Inside Stuff-Vaude 



Among complaints from the bookers over ^he heavy guarantee \jnlt 
shows^ now that the edge Is worn off, Is one to effect that they didn't 
always get what they paid for. In their haste to grab everything sub- 
mitted, arid buying legit musical titles mainly, the bookers say they 
overlooked the quality angle too bften. 

A case In point, is the charge lod0«d agalngt one unit producer, whose 
show played on $7,500 gua.rantees and percentage. It failed to draw 
more than its guarantee in all but a few spots, but the bookers' big 
burn over this one is that of the $7,600, only $4,000 went into the show 
itself, the rest ($3,&00 per) going into the producer's own pocket. 

Cully Richards (King Bros, and Cully) didn't wait very long after the 
death of Rlchy Cral Jr., to put to work the legacy Craig so graciously 
left to hiiri. 

While Craig was very ill and believed that a long layoff was In store 
for.hlm, he summoned Cully and offered him,. out of friendship, his own 
material for an act until such a timet as he (Craig) would be able to 
return to work. • 

Cully, with Craig's matierlal, was subniltted to the bookers the day 
after Cralgf's death. 

Boyle arid Donnelly grabbed themselves considerable attention While 
oh the opienirig bill at the Broadway, New York, last week with a sand- 
wlchm&ri stunt In Times Square. 'The sandwich guy, looking like a 
picket, bore placards stating Dbyle And Donnelly were 'unfair to organ- 
■ized stooges' 

The pavement pounder, a stooge In the p. &, D. act, doubled between 
the last half and the sidewalk. Before the depresh he was a first clase 
automobile mechanic. 

Those sudden changes of attitude by circuit theatre bookers toward 
each other are humorous indeed. • just a few weeks ago, under .* doctrine, 
of brotherly love, the bbokers were telllrig each other what acts to book 
and not to book and how much to pay them If booking them. 

Now the boys won't even give each other a list of their next week's 
showSi 



wiay of vaude or picture houses. It 
can deliver for the best of either. 

Most of the crossfire is built 
around chatter that has. Miss 
Squires doing a French gal with a 
strong acceat. Toward the finish 
Lang goes into some Greek gab, 
which directed to the girl, hcdds the 
laugh value up pretty high. 

In between the girl sings a pop 
song, followed by Lang's whistling 
interlude. A whistling bit Is also 
effectively used for a getaway. 

Char. 



SADIO SETS AL COIOUBO 

HoUjrwood:. Dec. 4; 
■ Al Colombo jolnis Radio .as as.sis> 
tant to Max Stelner, director of mu- 
sic. 

Recently with RKO theatres in 
the east, handling musical programs 
for the circuit and radio broadcasts. 



Don Redman's unit has nioved 
Into the Casino de Paree, new 
Broadway nlterie. 



LANG AND SOUIRES 
Talk, Singing, Whistli 
14 Mine.; One 
Orpheum» -N* Y. 

TWUk-up of Harry hang, formerly 
of Lang and Hajey, and Loulae 
Squires, who at one time worked 
with Bert Gordon. .It's » combina- 
tion of. two people who are more 
versatile than the average and in 
this case apply it well, with a good 
foundation of material to help. Act 
bas nothing to be afraid of in the 



► 



Most Versatile Family In Show Business 

CON MAURICE 

COLLEANO 



and FAMILY 



CAPITOL, New York 
Last Week, Nov. 2Sth 

VARIETY, Nov. 28 

COB "tJolIeanoTierforms^onthe^ 
wire during tlie main presentation, 
which is Spaiiisli in motif. CoUeano Is 
the miracle kid of wire walkers and 
the class of aay bill he appears oh. 

Land. 



PALACE, New York 
LMt Week, Nov. 2Sih 

VARIETT, Not. 28 

Colleanos, that versatile hunch that 
came over ^fTom^Au8tTalia==about =10 
^ears ago, tightened up things arid 
clocked out at 15 minutes, h6lding 
their audience despite the late hour. 
Maurice^ who does the double somer- 
sault from a roundoff, has developed 
into both a comedian and dancer. 

ChAr. 



Marcus Loew 

BOOKINGAO ENCY 

Generid Gxecutiue 

LOEW BUILDINC 

A.N N E X 

leo WEST 46^ST* 

BRyant 9-7800 NEW YORK CITY 



J. H. LUBIN 

MARVIN a SCPCK 

BOOKINO liAMAOn 



CHARLIE 



LLORA 



HILL and HOFFMAN 

in "Baby Grand Larceny** 

RKO PALACE, New York, This Week (Dec. 1st) 

DlrMtloa ttLONDEXI. A liACK and .WM. MOBBIS AOBMCT 



Second Appearance at RKO Palace, New York, Within Six Months 

PETTET and DOUGLAS 

"TWO COBS ON LEAVE" 

NOW PIATINO BKO PAIACB. KSW .TOBK, WXEfBK DI^, 
TOM FITSPATBICK JOE XXAVSI BEEYEB NOBTH 



WANTED FOR 



UNITS— REVUES 

. PRESENTATIONS 
Name Attractions^Standard Acts — Prinolpals — Blues Sinoers— 
Comedians— Hoofers— Mueicinns— Bands, etc^ 
Youthful Chorus and Specialty Girls 
OBOANI2ED UNTIig WBITB 

BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS tAt. N6w Orieans, La. 



Tiicsday, December 5, 19$3 



VAUDEVILLE 



VAJ^JETY 49 



Variety House Reviews 



Chinese, Hollywood 

(Continued .from page IB) 

Btftjffgered well to build iip all the 
way. On the heels o£:..this coiDca 
A, lour- team adagio nuihber thit de- 
pends on fast spins tor a sustained 
Vdlley of appliiuse. Fay ^9burtney 
does : two numbers, , the first solid. 
iMakes the mistake of doing a love 
song second. . 

Bhtrance of the cracH Pichianl: 
troupe. Is beclouded by' a bakery 
plU^^ fts they, come on in a''truck 
of an li. A. bread company; Once 
they get started, the seven men . do 
about everything possible on a 
teeterboard. 

Jue Fongr Chinese tenor, scored 
with an operatic and an Irish song 
«nd was followed by Larry Adier. 
who gets practlcaily .(everything but 
a new money standard otit of a. har- 
.monlca. Youth should cbrriect a 
tendency to gesture and direct the 
orcheiaitra and can- ndellow some pf 
his tones, but aside from that his 
mouth organ work is wham. 

Adler is the first of threo acts 
that hiring the show down to' its 
curtain. Middle one is NeU Kelly, 
back after years In the east, with 
a mop of reddened hair, Sp^ed, 
comedy and tpp->notch kicking char- 
acterize her turn. . ' 

Also able to stand up capably fol-' 
lowing two big applause: . acts is 
Pops and XK^uie, colored youngsters, 
who harmonize in a ^ilis Brotherly 
manner and then it;lean up with 
their Juvenile hoofery^ They took a 
deserved encore and several boWS. 

Finish had siioW falling amid 
Christmas preparations. . with Mar- 
vin Ravltz caroling Holy Night,' 
Slow aiid a bit long opening night 
but set for slashing. Everything tied 
together with neatly staged busi- 
ness and ktmosphere. 

A picturesque Magic Carpet (Fox) 
opened the program with .scenes of 
rural England, That and a five- 
minute overture . of Eddie Cantor 
songs, batoned by David Boss, took 
vtp 15 minutes of the hbur and a 
quarter program leading up to the 
feature. 

Strong opening, campaign with 
Sam Gold^tyn throwing plenty Into 
the pot for additional advertising. 
Opening night about capacity. Le 
Roy Pring assisted Granman on the 
prolog. Leny. 

PARAMOUNT. L. A. 

Lios Angeles, Dec .1. 

Ferry Coi^ey with his musical 
downing toi>s the bill which rides 
In with the breaking ' of the Para 
mount opening day record for the 
past six months, although the stage 
show is a little monotonous on the 
musical, side and is not outstanding. 
Act builds up through tune buf- 
foonery, to sharpshootlng travesty; 

Opening has Sunkist Beauties 
co-opping with Georgie Stoll's band 
in a milk-maid number that swings 
Into, dance routines for preference 
applause, with Vicki Joyce, fea- 
tured singer of the band, warbling 
effectively. 

Stojl's bandsters follow Conway 
with a 'Day at the Circus* novelty 
In which the boys Impersonate 
circus freaks,. and animals. This 
Idea is better than Its presentation. 
StoU is ring masten Seal mimicry 
gets, a hand. ' Idea la one seen 
hereabouts done for years by the 
California Collegians. . 

Joe and Jane Mc.Kenna :put on a 
campus cutups knockabout act that 
went welK Their burlesque adagio 
dance salts dpwn heaviest laughs. 

Closing chorus number has the 
girls stepping a well dressed routihe 
with a borrowed fan dance suggesr 
tlon. 

House filled upstairs and down 
-at^ Opening show Friday. Screen 
.'fare is 'Design for .Lilving* (Par), 
with 'Screen Souvenirs,* a short 
Hadlo Roundup' and a, newsreel 
filling' out an ample bill. 



Caperton and Blddle, dancers, and 
Peter Altmeier, flutist, is a sub- 
interlude, preceding the newsreel. 

Prime presentation is a. rather 
longish . 'Lovei . Dreams,' Barbai-a 
McDonald' and Charles Barnes 
setting the theme with a pot pburri 
of 'This Is Romance' and 'Lavo Is; 
the Sweetest Thing.* Then .it iris- 
backs to an orientale, Shake- 
spearean and Uibestraum presenta-' 
tlon. The Cleo stuff . has Jacquesi 
Cartier and . the Chester- Hale girls! 
developing the brieritale motif. 
Cartier; is the eccentric ebony-rubr 
ber-caisemented. diancer in elaborate 
plumage doing . priThltive terps. 

Miss iPowera and Roy Jafman 
Officiate in the balcony 'Romeo and 
Juliet^ sequence; and A. Revee, 
violinisti ' the ballet corps, Jarmah, 
Caperton and Blddle arid the Capitol 
mixed chorus (the latter stationed 
in the pit with the band) combine 
in the flnaleing Ltiebestraum, a wellr 
staged number. Prime shortcoming 
in this, as with the rest of this 
particular evolution. Is the over- 
lohg running titne. . Abel. 

MICHIGAN^ DETROIT 

I>etr6it, Dec. 4. 

Spending a little mbre money on 
talent with the nut Increased about 
a grand, this show easily looks more 
than that. With names sind: taJent, 
the show can't miss. The additional 
thousand allows addition of Donald 
Novis- who clinches an otherwise 
gbpd show Into the superlative 
class. Other talent includes Bprrah 
Minevltch, Serge . Flash and Kay- 
K^itya and .Kay. 

House has. been suffering iaostly 
from lack of talent.- Pro>duction has 
been capable^ but xinfoirtunate in the 
labk of sock, acts to get the cus- 
tomers to loosen up with the ttilttsi. 
But this show, hasn't the cold recep- 
tion trouble. Instead, it has trou- 
ble with overtime that encores cost 

.With three sure . show stoppers 
like Minevltch, Flash and Novis, the 
overtime angle lis a real worry. And 
of the three Minevltch gets over 
best with his good ha-rmonica play 
ing mixed in with the hokuin of his 
rascals. ' 

.Novis looking niuch better than 
he did in picttiTes might easily have 
congested the closing, but for the 
fact that being used in the produc-^ 
tlon finale he is singing with the 
loweriiig of the curtain. Otherwise 
he might have had applause trouble. 

An agreeable production number 
has Merle Clark, Del Delbrldge and 
Joe King doing a piano trio for the 
girls In a balloon number that is 
outstanding. Not the least .of the 
isuccess of this number is the piano 
playing -which- Is especially well 
dene. Delbrldge being the master 
of ceremonies, Clark the organist 
and King the orchestral pianist. 

For an organ solo Cliark has a 
well done number using a harmony 
trio the Three Frohne Sisters for a 
nice effect. Eduard Werner doing 
ia, combined orchestral and choral 
overture that seems to be the oolicy 
here. Lee. 



CAPITOL, N. Y. 



Klang-Klang! 



; They to ok Greta Niesen froni 
the Albeie, Brooklyn, to the 
CBS studios In New Tork in 
an ambulance, phe night last 
week, but not because she was 
ill. 

The spngstreiss had 20 mln- 
. utes to make the jump for a 
broadcast after the Albee^s 
night performance: The order 
. came., thrpuigh too late to ob- 
talh a police escort, so Eairy 
Cowant the Albee p.a,, rented 
any ambulance for |10 and got 
Miss Niesen on. the' ether- in 
tihtie. 



Vaudeville Code 



cohtortion funning'. They , worked 
hard but the results were worth it. 

Otherwise the Barn Dance . was 
as it had been. In its other theatre 
dates* -with 'the possible exception 
of the costuming and stage settinjEr. 
both of which were excellent^; 
. Needles^i . to describe the sho-w as 
far as the barn dance is concerned. 
It has , been many times, with Its 
yodeiers, . hog-callers, hlll-bilUes," 
Arkansa-w Wo(»dchQpper, Hobsier 
Sod-Busters,- RubO: Tronson and his 
Cowboys,, exhibition square. 'dancer9> 
Rangers Quartette, WUlie, liou and 
Sally, Hoosier Hot Shots;;. Each one 
an individual hit. There's no other 
show like it. 
Flicker. 'Hoopla' (Fox). GoZO. 



Judging , by the Thanksgiving 
Day^s opening pace for 'Dancing 
Itady* this should be a holdover 
•week. It's ia long, eight-day stretch 
currently -with the holdover . . on 
'Prliseflghter and the Liady* cut tp 
six. days to take advantage of the 
holiday opening day. At week-end 
scale, the Thurs. take was bullish 
with holdouts, both afternopn and 
evening. 

I'he pull is all to the ci-edlt of 
the. Cra-wford-Gable-Tone musical 
picture's b. o. p>ptency; the stage 
show, while elaborate enough, is 
name-less save that of Ferde Grofe 
as gUest maestro batoning his own 
'Mississippi' Kiiite, 

Actually, with 65 men in the pit, 
and a baUet and the rest of the 
■"presentafron^tTifimitvgsr?Jr=-show=-0£= 
■ this type costs iiiore than some of 
the name linc-ups. This stage 
budget is said to at figure at around 
.$12,000 and considering the pit 
unionists, the ballet, chorus, etc., 
that's readily understandable. 

Rosftrdlesa, it all .*>hapea up as 
jJrood value if a bit long. Grqfe's 
overture offers three movements, of 
his tone journey. Last- week he 
used his 'Mardi Gras' suite. 

A Dresden china pastorale featur- 
ing Stella Powers, soprano; 



CHICAGO 

Chicago, Dec. 1. 

WLiS Barn Dance hill-billies have 
yet to play a losing date. When 
they were booked into this ace class 
house the wise count was all 
against them.- They had played 
pi"actlcally . every lieighborhpod In 
towui besides every outlying city. 
They had Just finished two" -weeks 
of,B. & K. neighbs, in fact, coming 
into the Chicago right put of the 
northwest Congress. 

Yet, the close Of the first show 
saw a -side-walk holdout, something 
that . hasn't been in the loop , since 
the World's Fair was sho-ved off the 
calendar. - That's .the whole story 
and there's nothing to be added. 
Except, perhaps, to point to the 
Barn Dance and Its box ofilce 
potency as an example of what 
show business people in radio ca,n. 
do for radio anid show business. 

WL.9 Bam Dance is the result 
of twp showmlnded people> Glenn 
Snyder, general manager of WX«S, 
and Clementine Legge. In charge 
of the WLS artists bureau. . It i3 
one station that is hO'ndled by 
sho-wmanly methods, one station 
;wh?re a vaUde.and picture man can 
visit and. talk the same language. 
Other stiations have, killed their; 
talent by trying to put them in 
vaude Ih the wrong .way. WLS. has 
niade its talent even stronger dial 
and b. o. winners by the handling 
in front of the/mike and behind the 
,fPotlights. 

B/ & K." has dressed the Barn 
Dance somewhat for its Chicago 
showing and has dpne a truly pood 
job of the thing. They have added 
two standard: acts to the runnin/r. 
;act3v4hat^it:^n^ltk^tho ,,sh.ow._a:n <] 
build It to climaxes. Two vaudo 
turns JXre Maidle and Ray, who 
were over smacklngly with hoofing 
and rope work; that laSso finish be- 
ing particularly effective for tho 
aiKlionco. 

Bellit and Lamjb wore on- for the 
finale punch of the show and could 
have- stayed. Their routine is 
welded into a series of laughs that 
made the show a -wallop. Man and 
'woman team with hoke dancing and 
clowhlh.f,', particularly, the man's 



IMPERIAL, TORONTO 

Toronto,. Dec« 1. 

In keeping -with the hew Iniperial 
policy .of shaving the stage over- 
head when the feature flicker ^Ida 
presumable draw, the usual pre* is 
out this -week and replaced b^ a 
stage divertissement that is not di- 
verting. Screen attraction I9 'Invis- 
ible Man' CI^). Sandwiched, in be- 
tween, a comedy and the news is 
Aileen Stanley for a 12-mimite turn 
of 6on$ and chatter. The 15-min- 
ute 'divertissement' Is tagged 'Rus- 
sian. Revels.* Both booked by Boris 
Morros. 

First Is In a fuUrstage Russian 
temple interior. Cast of 14 at fin- 
ish, but nobody billed. Stage band, 
in Russian coBtume^-of five, men and 
five women. Half is balalaika, rest, 
brass. Interspersing the orchestra 
numbers^ are three unbilled girls fer 
dance specialties, one for toe -work, 
seconci.for high kicks and leaps, 
third for acrobatics. Panel flies 
toward finish, disclosing golden Idol 
on pedestal, irlth «irl down for 
torso r tossing and arm-waving. 
Whole bill Is run off speedily, but 
is so lacking In novelty that^ de- 
spite the cleverness o£ the girl 
dancers, the offering thuds. Miss 
Stanley Is in *onei' before a. small 
pictorial panel. She uses the p. a. 
system and. rates a nice reception. 

The 60-minute presentation with 
l€-glrl line is mis.sed undoubtedly 
and loyal patrons may .be puzzled 
at the present skimping.. Invisibly 
Man' (U) may or may not prove 
the only needed dra-w this week, as 
did 'Henry VHI' (UA) during the 
past fortnight; only flicker to be 
held over for a second week since 
the house was built 13 years ago. 

Overture is 'Animal Crackers,* a 
melange of old and new melodies 
with zoological titles. Jack Arthur 
conducts and announces over the 
mike. UcStav. 



(Part 2 of the Motion Picture Code , as signed by President Koosevet^ 
covering actors .in vaudeville and preseniatroh theatres.) 



Vaude Code 

(Continued from page 47) 
two consecutive weeks*'-:employihent 
imniedlately f (blowing rehearsals, 
and an extra week*B . guarantee for 
every additional. -week of rehearsing. 
It means the producers wIU |iave to 
obtain the two weeks' bookings in 
advance, or else be prepared to pay 
the principals and .chorus at the 
minimum wage scale In the event 
of failiire to obtain the bookings. 
The present last half break-in^ then 
a layoff, then another last half, an- 
other laypfl. etc., which te the usual 
routine for tbie cheaper flashes, 
won't be allo-wed under the code. 

Code draws a distinction between 
the 'deluxe' theatre and others, but 
without defining a 'delUxer.* It is 
understood this wlU be left to the 
discretion of the code anthbrlty anid 
probably decided on a basis of seat'- 
irig capacity, scale of admission and 
Iccatlbn. 



3TTFFAL0 VAUD STAITD 

Buffjalo, Dec. 4. 

Lafayette, independent^ set for 
vaudfilm policy beginning Dec. 23. 

House chorus, production man- 
ager and master of ceremonies con-r 



templated as perrhaneht fSEtXire" 
with five acts of vaudeville. 



KAHL STICKS TO TEADE 

Chicago, Dec. 4. 
Sam Kahi is not. going with th<' 
Morris Silver-Paul Ash dramatic 
school. 

Is sticking on his own as the acc 
salesman for the Penn Mutual In- 
surance COi 



SECTION 1 . SEFmiTIONS 

iui Premntailbn and vaudeville shall In-, 
elude -both . permanent and traveling CQva- 
pojiies ot artista - pinylns preaentatlon and. 
vaudeville hbuges. but I3 tibt Intended: to 
include: amateur abows, 'rep' ahdws. tab' 
shows,- tent* shows, *w8eon' shows, truck', 
shows, 'tnedlclne' sho-ws,. 'shoWiboat'' op 
'bnrlesQue,' as. thes6' terms arft understood 
In the . theatre. 

..(b) A traveling' eomi^ny. as Used .In this 
Code, means a .company ■which- moves frorn 
theatre to theati^ irrespective 6f . ?ocollty. 

SECTION 2. AtJDITIpNS 

(a) PRINCIPAI.S. It Bhall .be an unfair 
trade .practice for any exhibitor or independ- 
ent contractor under the guise of public 
audition t» break-in, tiTTOUi or to require 
a -performer to -render Mrrice lor less than 
the . minimum - salary established by this 
code. Thla. shoU not prohibit, bowe-ver, the 
appearauqe or partlcipatibB of any per^ 
former in benefit performances which have 
been appro-ved by the performer, er by any. 
bona llde organiaation- ot tbe perfarmer'B 
own choosing.- . ' ' 

|b) CHORU9. It shall be an unfair trade 
practice for any manager or ibdepeiident 
oontiact'or. under the 'guise of a pubUo:«,u-, 
dltion^ breakrln. or fry-out, to require ' the 
chorus to- leiider services for less thau the 
Bdnlmum -sal&ry - established by this: code^ 
This Shalt not prohibit, however, the ap- 
pearance of . the chbrus or partlcipatloa in 
benefit performances -which l^vef been- mv- 
proved 'by the chorus or any bona llde or- 
gasfsatloh of the chorus'- own- choosing'. 

SECTION 3; UEHEARSATaS 

(a) PRINCIPAXiS. Rehearsal period. (or 
.principals shall; be .'limited to' fbur -wreeKs, 
and' they shall be guaranteed two consecur 
tlve we^a'. compeneation for vnployraent 
for said four -veekH of rel^rsals^ which 
shall immediately -follow- the- r^Mrsal 
periods In the event that any rehearsal 
over four weeks la . required there -'shall be 
compensation for -an additional 'consecutive 
week'e playing time guarauteed, for each 
week's rehearsal. This shall not apply,- 
however,- to principals ownlnip 'tlielr. own 
acts. 

(h) CHORU9. No exhlbtter or Independ- 
ent contractor shaU require, for an'engaee- 
meot for f«]y one week any chorus person 
to rehearse in excess of five. (5) days, nor 
for an en^Ttgement . of two or more - weeks 
to' rehearse Iti excess of two ' (3) -weeks.. 
Any such engagement shall follow Immedl- 
ateily^ sucb - respective rehearsal periods. 
The: chorus shall not be required to re- 
hearae (or more than forty (40) hours a 
week and rehearsal shaU be considered to 
be cbntliiuous from the time the chorus ts 
called on the first day of rehearsal until 
the opening day. For each additional week 
ot rehearsal there sball be compensation foT. 
an addiUonal . week's cbhisecutive employ- 
ment. 

SECTION 4. lIAXmUM HpTIBS 
ANB HnHMUM WAGES 

.(a) PRINCIPALS. Owing to the peculiar 
nature of the stage, presentation, and vaude- 
-vtit* business - and - the unique conditions 
prevaiUhx therein; the necessary policy and 
-variations In the' operation o( such theatres, 
the changing nature of the entertainment 
and t|ie fact that such cnteitatnment is ot 
a charaieter requiring- the service^ of. artists 
■ot unique and distinctive ahUItr who can- 
not bb replaced. It is recognised th?t it Is 
impossible to fix the maximum hours per 
week of artists appearance in such theatres. 

n> For performers with more than two 
years' theatrical experience, there shall be 
a- minimum wage of forty ($40) doUars 
■iv^oklv net* 

(2y For performers with less than two 
years' theatrical experience,, there -shall be' 
a minimum wage of twenty-five ($25) dol- 
lar& weekly net. 

(3) The minimum wage of performers em- 
ployed on a per-dlem basis shall be seven 
dollars and fifty centla ((7.50) per day net. 

(b) CHORUS. No singing or dancing 
chorus person shall be required to. work 
more than forty' (40) hours in a'liy week, 
and there shall be one day out of e-very 
seven during which the Chorus shall be re- 
leased Ircm work with pay. -Working tlMe 
abair include the entire time of a perform- 
ance, or presentation In which the chorus 
appears. In one ox more numb'ers as au in- 
tegral part of the presentation, and all re- 
hearsal time excluding dressing end un- 
dressing time. No chorus- perison- shall -be 
required to report at a theatre before nine 
o'clock in the morning, 

- On the day a chorus person ts - released 
with pay. such chorus person shall, not be 
required to- rehearse or report to the theatre- 
or -perform any service. .This 'prdvlston fox 
a free day.shaU not apply to traveling com- 
panies. 

(1) There shall be a minimum wage of 
thirty (|80> dollars per week In any de luxe 
theatre. 

<2) There shaU be a minimum wace of 
thirty-five ($36) dollars per week in travel- 
ing com|»uiieB. 

(3)' There ' shall- be • minimum -wage of 
twenty-five (f25) dbllara per week In other 
thaur- de- luxe -theatres. 

(4> -Whenever a theatre augments the 
chorus by- employing additional chorus per* 
sons, such additional chorus persons shall 
not rehearse, more than five (5) days. 

(9) It ahaU be an unfair trade practice 
(or any exhibitor or Independent contractor 
to. engage any chorus person under any 
agreement which would reduce the net sal- 
ary below the minimum wage through the 
payment -of any . fee or commisalon to .-any 
agency (whether such fee is paid hy the 
.exhibitor or Independent contractor - or by 
the chorus). Or by any other form of deduc- 
tion. 

(0) After the first two weeks of consecu- 
tive employment^ If a 'lay-oft la neceasary, 
the exhibitor or independent contractor 
shall pay each chorus person not less than 
three .(93) dollars per day, (or each daiy of 
layoir. I.n.conneictlon with a. traveling unit 
after the first two weekis d( consecutive 
employment, K lay-oft Is caused on account 
of traveling, the ' exhibitor or ' Independcn.t 
contractor shall be allf>wed t-wo du's' tray- 
eliog without pay for. each four weeks of. 
employment west of the Rockies, and pne 
day's travelir)g without pay for each of 
four weeks of employment east of the 
-Rockies, ■ 

(7) -Wherever on August 23, 10.13, any the- 
atre .paid a rate to choru:-) pCr.sonH In ex- 
cess of .tho minimum wane;.",, or fWplo.vi-d 
chorua persons- fi»r a number of hours, per 
week of labor Ifna than tho maximum 
hours, said hlKh>*r wii.itp tind Ie!,Her niimUftr 
-of-hours..=«haJl^:be=fl£jiim£i«ttt:-J'ej^^AlL3--ttrfU 
hereby declare*] to b<>, the minimum .BcaTl- 
of wages and maximum hours of labor -wlih 
respect <o i>uvh thoatrea In this Bcctlori of 
ih<! coOe. 

SECTIOl^ 5. GENERAL PRO- 
VISIONS 

fa) If In any city or place whereby cu.s- 
toin Sunday performances by living actorB. 
or the performance of particular .clas.ses of 
,ictJ», are not given, no performer or chorus 
person engaged to work In such city or 
place shall bo required to perform or give 
performances Of tiach p^irtlcular class of 



act ta -isUch city or in' any. other, place on- 
the SuTiday of the weiik for which such 
'performer or chorus perton was enjeo^ed tp 
render services In such city or place. .. 
'. -(b): -V^herever any unit traveling company 
or artist' Is required to give more than the -. 
raguiar number of. performances estal>lished 
in the theatres In which, they appear,, said' 
untti traveling company or artist, .air artists 
and ctLo.rus . persona. shall -be paid for said 
extra performnnces pro rata; 

SECTION 6: CfiORtrS Tft^S- 
PORTATION 

.. (a) Transporttition of the chorus when re?> 
quired- to travel, including transportation-, 
from .point of - organization and back. ' iU" 
eluding sleepers. Shall be i>ald by the ein« 
plbyer whether exhibitor «r independent 
contractor.. -■ . 

(b) If individual notice of .contract tenn« 
ination is given, the <;borua shall only he 
paid in - cash the amouitt of -the <i«st. o( 
transportaUon ini sleeper. o( - tJljk < chorus 
and baggage back to the point •of . origin, . 
whether the. chorus returns immediately or' 
not. 

SECTION 7. WABI>BOBE 

. (a) PRINCIPALS, The exhibitor or inde- 
pendent contractor shall. fUrnlsb to- every 
artist In. a presentation unit, or travelincr 
company (not including what ' is . commonly 
known, as. a vaudeville act) ,and . rebeivlng 
les^ than fifty (ISO) dollars per -w^eek, ithw 
out charge, aU hats, costumesi 'wlgs, shoes, 
(ighta and atockinga and other necessary 
stage -wardrobe excepting street clothes. 

(b) CHORUS. The exhibitor or Independ* 
eht contractor shall furnish the chbmS(. 
without eborge^ with all hats, costumes, 
wigs, shoes, tl^ta and stockings an4 other 
Accessary stage -wardrobe. 

SECTIONS. ABBITRATI0N 

(a) Arbitration of all dlaputea under thld 
aectlon of this Article o( the Code ahall ha 
In accordance -with the aibltration prbvi« 
aiona of thl& c»4a M hereafter .generally 
provided^ 

LAiBOB 



SECTION 9. 



. (a) On fend a(ter the eftectlve- . date, of this 
code, no person under alxteen (16) years o( 
age shall be employed «s a principal or 
ehorua' pMsea in eonneetioii With the ex> 
hibitlon ot motion picturaai, pcovlded; how* - 
ever, whera a State law provides ai higher 
mlnimtJin age; no person nnder the age. 
speciiled by said . State law shall be cm« 
ployed In that State, and provided, further, 
however, whero a role or rolta are - to be 
filled «r ftppearances made by a child or 
children, an eixhibltor or Independent eon* 
tractor may ntiltxe the services ot socb 
child or ehildron upon hls-eompllance with 
the provisions of State laws appertainlnit 
thereto. 

SECTION iO 

The. Code Authority . may . receive com- 
plaints with respect to alleged violations by 
an Independent contractor- ot - any of the 
foregolne sectiona of this FART 2; and 
may after notice and bearing and with th* 
approval e( the Administrator prescribe 
rules and regulations governing the rela^ 
tlona between exhibitor^ ' end Independent 
contractors cultty of any such violatlona.. 



Saranac lake 



Saranac Lake, Dee. 4. 
(Addresses . of . patients at tho 
.N.V.A. Sanatorium and elsewhere) t. 
N. y> A. Sanatbrtuni 

Thomas Abhott, Dan Astella, Fred 
Bachman, Stella Barret^ Happy 
Benway, Betty Blair. Fred Biick, 
William Canton, Alice Carman, 'Fia 
Cllmas, Ethel Clouds, Edith Cohen, 
Maurice Cohen, Robert . Farley, 
Doris Gascblgne, Hazel Gladstone, 
Archie Goulet, Dorothy Harvard, 
George Harmon, Buth Hatch, iElsie 
Johnson, Fannie Klein. Jeanene La- 
Faun, John Louden, James Mar- 
shall, 

Leo Massimo, Robert Merrick, 
Victor Monroe, John Montalese,' Ar- 
mand Monte, Richard Moore, Daniny 
Murphy, Harry Nainba, Jack NicOlI, 
Angela Papulis, Joseph Parker, 
.Pauline Pricc^ Salvadore- Ragone, 
Louia Rhelngbld, Nellie QUe'ally, 
Ford Raymond, Fred Rith, Ben 
Schaeffer, Tommy Vlcks, (jatherine. 
Vogelle. Murray Weston, Dorothy 
.Wilson, Toni Temple. 

Harry Barrett, Charley Barrett, 
3Q2 Broadway ; Frisco DeVere,.. 9 
Church street; Leonard Cowley, 26 
Sheppard. avenue; Marlon Greene, 
Alvista Lodg^; Margaret Groves, 
OV^ CJhurch street; . Jaines Haegney, 
8 Military road:' Chris Hagedorh^ 26 
Sheppard avenue; Lee LaMar, 10 
ForreiSt' Hill avenue; Vernon Law- 
rence, 60 -Lake , Flower avenue; 
Mannie Lowy, 23 Franklin street;- 
A. J. -Neiderbiile, 84% Bloomingdal© 
avenue;. Joe RelUyi 28' Sheppard 
a-venue; Russell Weiler, 6 Baker 
atrect; H. L. Pech, Francis Duggan, 
Sunmoiint, N. T. 

Left N. V. A. Lodge during Octo- 
ber and November: Olga. Gaier, 
Johnny Laycock, Jack Casey, Sa- 
lon^e Schilling. Mickey Walsh, Al 
Jocker, Lillian Ziegler. ". 

New arrivals at N. V.|?A. Lodge 
during October and i^vember: 
Doris GasColgne, James. ' Marshall, 
Robert Merrick, PauUrio Price, John 
Louden,. Jeanene LaFaun. 



Flesh After 5 Years 



Detroit, Doc, 4. 

Fle.sh goes into the 55tatc theatre 
here Jan. 6 under prc.s.oi>t plans of 
OcorBe W. Trcndle. It i.s under- 
stood that unusual attractions will 
be used, such as the Various road 
shows from, the World's Fair.. 

House hasn't played flesh for over 
five years; during that time' haa 
been dark most of the time. 



so 



VARIHTY 



"Tuesday, Deeembet 5, I933 




Oills 



NEXT WEEK (Dec. 7) 
THIS WEEK (Nov. 30) 



Numerals in connection with bills beiio.w iridicato openi 
ishow, whether full or split week 



RKO 



TORK CITt 
. Palace (8) .. 
Xew Pollack Co 
George. Olvbt .- 
Harold' Stern 
(Two t6 nu) 
Mll^a & Kover Rev 
Pettet & Dougrlas 
HID & Kofrmab 
Ross & Edwards 
Bert Lown Ore 
■ Aciiilemy • 
. 1st half (8-lX>, 
James Evans Go 
4 Plushers 
Prances .Langtord 
Ross & Edwards 
Ruis & Bonlta. 

2d half (12-14) 
j Whippets 
Bolce- & Marsh- 
H- 'Zoup* Welsh 
Joe Laurlei Jr., Co 

2d half (B.-.?) 
Cotton Olub Rev ' 
.AniilulMMi 

lat half (8-llV 
Jueerlirig .Nelsons 
Murray .Lane Co 



Barry & Whltledge 
Radio Rubes 
(1) 

Buster Shaver Co 
Bert Walton 
Radtp Roguea 
.Lilyan Tashman.. 
Kitchen Plratesv' 

Palace (8) 

Strike Me Pink 
• .. (1) 
Warlngs' Ore » 
COLUMBUS 
Kelth'a (1> 
Anios 'n' Andy 
DATTON 
Keith's (8) 
BO'MU'n Frenchmen 
DAVENPORT 

Keith's 
1st half <8-ll) 
Dulce BUin gton Bd . 

DETROIT 
. . Downtpwn (8) • 
Kitchen Pirates 
Bert Walton. ^ 
Willie West? Co 
I>ll)-ai\^ Tashnuin 
■i • ■ 1 ' 



State. New . Tork 
.SAXON SISTERS 

Roxyv New. Tork 
.MAREE an4 PAI49 
Fox'r, Brooklyn 
AMES and ARNO 

ALL PLACED 

By LEDbY & SMITH 



Mary Ifayhes 
(One to . nil) 

(30' only) 
Ponald Sis 
Jack .Major 
M. Mohtftomery 
Bobby Plncus Co.' 
Stage VoHetles 

1st h»lf (1-4) 
Gilbert Bros 
Riith. Ford -: 
A & M Havel 
Al Golden . 
O MoBcdwettoa 
AROOKT.TN 

Albee (8) 
Irene- Vermillion -. - 
Arren & 73roderlclc 
Jack Whiting 
3 Rallors. 
Art Landry 

(n 

I>emnatl Tr. 
Wills & Davis 
Howard Marsli 
■ George GlVdf 
Rlmacs Ore 

Pronnect 
2d half (12-14) 
Son Dodgers 

l9t half (1-4) 
dlympta Co'. 
Millard & Marltn 
William O'Neal 
Bobby PIncus Co 
Lee Murray Co 

2d -hRlf (6-7) 
Marcus -Sis Co 
Ray Shannon- 
Mammy Padula 
2 Daveys 
G MOscowettes. 

Tllyoa 
. 1st half (9-10) 
Rnv Rich & D 
2 Daveys 
(l•^^ree to flll) 

Ist half (1-3) 
Homer Remain 
I>awley P Barrett 
Murray Lnne Co 
Jean Graiiese . 
Swan Lucille Co 



Ruaslan Revels 
(») 

SO MU'n Frenchmen 
EAR ROCRAWAT 
. Strand 

1st half (»• 
Mel Klee 
(Three to fill) 

1st half {2-3> 
Marcus Sla- Co- 
Joe Wong 
Wm Ebbo 

2 Daveys 

Joe Thomas Co 
HEMPSTEAD 

Rfvoll . 
1st half (S-ll) 
Leo Donnelly 
list halt (2^6) 

3 litfrdens 
Johnny . .Burke 
Valalda dnow Ore 
Berry Bros 

BnNNEAPOLIS 
Orpheam 18) 
Carro ll's V anities 
NEWARK 
Proictor*s (8) 
Earl, Jack ■& B 
Rels. & Dunn 
Fred Leightner 
Dave Apollon Rey 

(1) 
Gretanoa - 
Jbhiihy Woods 
J &.K Lee 
Sammy Coheii 
Alex Hyde OCe 
NEW BRUNSWICK 
Keith's 
Ist half (30-1) 
Paiil. Nolan 
Miss. Diana 
Earl Lavere 
Swan Lucille Co 
2d^ half (8-3) 
6 Wliigs 

O'Nell & Manners 
Phillips & Wilton 
Ilelene Wynne Co 
PATERSON 
Keith's 
24 half (5-7) 



2d half (12-14) 
Bud Carlell & Rosa 
Kraft & LaMont 
Pappy, Zeke & B . 
Cl^rk & Vlllanl 
•Dancing Aces' 
: Gates' Ave; 

ist half (8-11) 
Harrison's Circus 
John Fogarty Co 
Ber£ Gordon Co 
Dodge Bros, ' Rev: 

2d half (12-14) 
Hwstrel Tr 
Marty . Pay . 
Edgar Bergen Co 
Bob Carney & J 
Adair Richard^ 

Metropolitan- (8) 

Ted Lewis Ore 
Valencia (8) 

Student Priiice Cb. 
AKRON 

'■ ' I*ew'e:~""'r; 
1st half (8-11) 
Diiponts 

Clark &^SrnItb- 
:LeavItt '& L'ckwobd' 
Emll Boi-eo 
Shuron DeVrlea Cb 

2d half (12rl4) 
Togo & Chlyo 
Mile ' 
Blister Shaye Co 
Harold Boyd . Co 
Ralph Olseh. Co 
BALTIMORE 
Centniy (8) 
Win Osborne Co 
Stanlfjr (8) 

Janet -May- 
Roxy Gang 
Gregory Ratoff :; 
Bitok '& Bubbles 
Stbne & Vernon 4. 

BOSTON 
Ornheam (8) 

Rublo . Sis 
Ames & Arno 
Welcome Lewlii 



Renard .& Rbme 
Parker & Sldanb Co 
.CANTON 
lioew's 

1st half (8-11) 
.TogO: & Chlyo. . 
Bustcr 'Shave Co 
Harold Boyd: Co 
Ralph Olqen Co 

2d half (12-14) 
Duponts '< 
Clark & Smith 
Leavlt.t & L'ckwobd 
iHmii Boroo . . 
Shurori DeVrles Co 

COT.rMBCS 
Irftcw.'s (8) 
Kfttb ismtth Rev 
«IER$ET CITI 
Iioew's (8) 

Winnie- & Dally 
Freddy Craig, Jr. 
Joe -Phillips -Co . . 
Jack Sidney's Rev 
MONTREAL 
. TA)civ's (8) 
Kay HaniUn & K 
Hal Youig CO 
Francis & Wajly 
Ross Wyee Jr 
Roisman's Co 
(One to fill).: 
NEWARK 
State (8) 
B Elfflns 
3 Fopzelles 
Tito ' Giilzar 
Dave Harris Co 
PROVIDENCE 
Loew's (8) 
Ten Kal & O 
LeVan- & Watson 
Jerome Mann Co 
<^ass. Mack & O 
Miles & Kover.Rev 

WASHINGTON 
Eox (8) 

Coik GoUeano 
Fitz Co 
12 Aristoc-rate 
East & Du mice. 



hdependent 



BALTIHOBB 
iUppodronie (I) 

Art Lahdrjr Bd ' 
'Little Women' 
BOSTON 
MetropqlUaa (1) 

day Lonibardb Ore 
•Hoopla' " 

CHiOAOO 

State Lake <S) 

Beverley West Rct 
Mills, Gold A- R 
Pat Kennedy' 
'Slgtna Cht' 



DETROIT 
Hsher (1) 

Lone Banger 

Silver . 

^Dancing I^ady* 
Hsylolr (1) 

Rehoff St Renbvai 

WHlocks & Cat86n 

Pablo 

Mel Klee 

S French Misses 

3 :01ympl6s 

'Sigma Chi' 

ST. LOUTS 
Ambostador (1) 

Leroy Smith 

'Hot Chocolates' 



Amy Atlclnsao 
Jack Wick 
Lillian Lorraine 
Ami Pavo 
Maldle Du Fcesne 
La Salle Orch 



Cabarets 



Mtlton Splelman Or 

Vogue 
Chick Endor 
Charles Karrell 
Frances Maddux 
Carolyn Nolte 
Polores Keade 

Waldorti^Astorls 

B 'Madreguera Ore 

GHICAGQ 

Margnr't Lawrence 
Eille Burton 
I>'nlla Sis 
Dot Meyers 
Bcbb.v Dande 

K^O Clob 

Lee .Carrlgan ,. 
Leon La Verdee 
George Oliver 
Johnny Mahgum 
Billy Richards 
O & F Durand 
Dominique Orcb 



NEW tOBK CITY 



Paramount 



NE^v YORK cmr 

Paraniount (8) 

Gary'Coopisr 
Sari Marltza 
Ra.quel Torres 
Diamond . Bros 
.(Sertrude N.I.esen 
Helene- DeiilzOii' 
BUFFAI^ 
Buffalo (8). 
Donald Novls 
Bill Demarest 
Chilton & Thomas 
Cossacks ' 

CHICAGO 
Chicago (1) 
WLS Barn Dane* 
Evalns Ballet 
'Hoopla' 

Harding (1) 
Count Bern! Vlel 



Arrowhead la* 
Irving Conn Qr eh 

Astor.Boot. 

Jdck Berger prch 

Bal-Mosette 

Millard ft Anita 
George Marshal 
Leonard Keller 
Georgette 
Leon ' Bedeaa 
L'Apache Ore 

BUtmore Ootiel 
Don Bestor Orch 
Isabella Hendersoo 
Floria Armstrong 
Barry Devlne 
Minor -ft Root 

Bowery 

Loii' DolgoS 
John Barry 
Nellie Durkin 
3 Blue Fashers 
Fred Jordan 
Mabel' Bradley . 
Ben Tabler's Bd 

Brown. Derby 

Gertrude Moody 
Starlett Rev. 
Dave Abrama Orch 

Central P'k Caslao 

Eddy Ducbin . Oro 
Geo Murphy 
Geo. Metax.% 
Gomez ft Winona 

Ches Paree 

Boddy Leonard 
Nona ft Sedano 
Leei; ft Thompson 
Al Kavelln Oro 
Club BasMle 

Splvey 
Sue Hicks 
Palla Howard 
Wallace ft Arnold 
Chas Columbus 
Huston ft Harder 
Commodore flotel 
Isham Jones Ore 
Isabel Browa 



Harriet Cruise 
Joe. Beiiser 
Bobby Hensbaw 
Dianne & Annette 
Paul Sutton 
'Too Much Har'ony' 

Marhro (1) 
Kings Jesters 
Medley . & Duprey 
Sybil ,Bowan. 
Dolores, Andre ft D 
Stanley Bros ft' A 
'The Bowery'. 
DETROIT 
Michigan (8) 
Radio . Rogues . 

lS»TS) Ival Vestolt 

Ben Bernle Bd 
Jackie Heller 



CottOB Clnb 

Cab Calloway Ore 
Dan Healy Rev 

CroydM - 
Charles Eckels Ore 

DeliBoalco'fe 



WARNER 



OFFICIAL DENTIST TO THE N. V. 

DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

ISeo .Broadway 
ThiR Week: Roscoe Ails, Jnles Delmar 



ELIZABETH 

Riti 
1st half (2-6) 
3 Orantbs 
liarry, Breen & W 
I Radio- Ramblers 
I Murray & Maddox' 
Verna Haworth CO 
2d half (6-8) .. 
Fields, Smith ft F 
Billy ft Elsa Newell 
Fred Ardath Co 
PHILADELPHIA 
Earle (8) 
; 4 Ortons 
Johnny Woods 



Harmony Co-Eds 
Bartb & Mann 
Oracle Barrle 
(1) 

White's 'Scandals' 
WASHINGTON 
Earle (8) 
RhapSo4y In Silk 
Washboard Co 
Block fe Sully 
taillan Roth 
(1) 

Duke McHale 
Vox Sc. Walters 
Gefie Austin 
4 (>rtbns.' 



Fanchon & Marco 



BOSTON 
Rostoh (9) 
BuOdy Rogers Ore 
(1) 

Robblns 3. 
Allen & Kent 
Froncca -Arms 
Wfilst & Stanton 
Johnny Marvin 
•Bar to & .Mann 
Irene! ..Verm UUon . 
CEDAR RAPIDS 

Keltli'* 
2d half (12-14) 
Duke Ellington Bd 

cincAOo 
•• rnlaofr - (B) 
Hudsqn Wonders 
•Alice DaWh 
Keri .Murray 
(1) 

'Hudson Wonders 
Alice Dawn: 
Ken IWurray, 
CINCINNATI 
Albee (8) 
B Wonder Girls 
George Prentice. 
JanettiQ Hnckott. 



Harris 2 ic It. 
Bolce & Mats^.. 
Runaway 4 
Ituth. Roye 
Havana.Jtfat'l Ore. 

ROCHESTER 
. Keith's (8) 

Cotton Club Rev 

•. (li : 

Jam.cs E't^ans Co 
Pritt Wood 
Sid Palgp Co 
Jack .Whiting Co 

SVRACUSE 
Keith's (1) 

Buddy Rogers Bd 

TlikNTON 
Capitol 

1st half (2-5) 
6 Bel fords 
4 Mullen Sis 
Gordon & C Ryan 
Louise- Gay Co 

2d half :(6t8) 
Donald Sis 
Murray Lane Co 
Fred Loightner Co 
Stage Varieties 



Loew 



.J 



NEW YORK ciirr 

Roxy (8) 

Johnny Marvin Co 
Jesters 

Shirley Howard 
Hiidegarde Hallld'y 
James Wallington 
Johnhy Lee CO - . . 
Silver, Burns & B 
BBOOKLYN 
Partkimount (8) 
Jack' McLallen & .3 
3 Miller Bros. 
Smith Rogers & B 
Minor & Root 
(Others to flll) 
DENVRR. COLO; 

Orphenm (8) 
Wing Wah Ens' 
Naish & Fately 
Don Galvln; 

■ (1) 
Dehiarest & Sldley 
Tex M«rrl.sey:' 
Bobby Gilbert 
Suhkist Ens 

LOS ANGELES 
Paramount (1) 

Perry COrwny 
J ft J McKcnna. 
Sunklst Ens 



OAKLAND 
Fox West Coast (1) 

Novak ft Fay • ' 
Albee Sis 
Theadors 
Carl Enimy . 
PHILADELPHIA 
Fox (8) i 
Mary McCormio ' 



Lulu Bates 
Ramon ft Ruth 
De Leo ft Brown 
Teddy Buraton Ore 
Harry KUby's. ReV 

El Ghiee' 

I Tanco ft Lorea 
Las AJedas 
Adelina Duran 
Orlando Rjcarde 

A.B.a a. ' 

1 Pilar Areas 

Embassy 
I Taeht Club Boys 
I Jane Vance 

Bob Grant Ore 
I Vclor ft Yolanda 
Gertrude -Nlesen 
I Vai Olman Ore 

Essex Hoase 

I Glenn Gray Oro 
OaUadier'S 

Pat 6oode 
Wlnird Oreenangh 
Sid Toroao. 
Marlta ft Dlas 
Helen Thompson 
I Adauen Nevlns 
Josephine Le Ray 
Mike LandoW Ore 

GOT» Clinton Hotel 

I Enoch Light Ore 
His-BU Clnb 
Danny Heaiy 
Jaeic; White ■ 
Sheila Barrett 
I'Jerry. Bergan 
Jerry Blanbhard-. 
Lillian Fltsgerald 



Luislta Leers 
Forsythe, S ft P 

K*rre, LeBaiTon Co I Roth" AnVrew? orieh 
(Others to flll) . . ' 
S.\N FRANCISCO 



Warfleld (D 

Sophie Tu^ckor 
F CohviUe ft Co. 
Harvey Karels 4 
Ray Hulfhg 
Sunklst Ens 
(8) 

Lomas Tr 
Perry Cor'way 
Dormohde 

ST. LOUIS 
St. LoUls (8) 
BorrftlL. Alinevl.tch 
T. &' B WonJler " 
fOthera to flll) ^ 
SALT LAKE CITY 

Orphenm (4-5-6) 
Geprgla Minstrels 



NEW YORE CITY 
Boulevard 

1st half (B-llj 
Bud CarlcII •. 
Edler^ S: Reed^Rros 
'^Baiar ISergeji Cb 
Clark & Vlllanl 
Jerry Co 

2d half (12-14) 
Harrison's Circus 
Joe Herbert Co 
Mills & Fiddler 
Herman Hyde 
-.Jans ft Lyntort Rev; 
Orphenm. 

1st -half (^«-ll) 
Husti-el Tr 
Wm O'Neill Co . 
., Kirk Howard ft K 
Adair ft Richards 
(One to flll) 



2d half (12-14) 
Casting Camphnlls 
John Fogarty Co 
Al Golden Co 
Fddle Lambert 
=Dodge=Bros=Rev-^ 

Paradise (8) 

Crazy- Quilt 

State (8) 
E Gay Boys 
Wh olman & Carroll 
Bela Lugosl ' 
Lew Parker Ca 
Alex Hyde Orbh 
BROOKLlTN 
;. Biay RIdsre 
Ist half (8-11) 
Casting Cnmpbelia 
LePaul 

Dob Carney ft J 
Jans ft Lynton Rev 



Pantages. 



=^HOLLYATO0D^ 

PnAthges (1) 
Koscbe .Ates' 
Elysian Nudists 
(Two tb flll) 

LOS ANGELES 
ClilneRe (Ihclef run) 
The Plnchlan Tr 
Pahsy 

Gordon, Reed & K 
Buddy Ravitz 
Larry Adler 
Nell Kelly 
P6ps & Louie 
Pay Courtney 
Ettore Campana 
Juc Fonis 



■=^Orplieum-=i(S0)=^ 
McG, N & Frenchie 
Roy '.Dove 
Raymond & Ann 
Jack Gwynn ft Co. 
Latell & Dell 
Scott & Lambert 
SAN FRANCISCO 

Fox (I) 
T.ikayama 
Drinltards 
Betty Gordon 2 
Al Abbott 
Peplto ft Jaunlta 
•Molveder 4 
Sid Gordon Co 
Joe Mandls 4 



H'lyw'd Bestanrant 

Rudy Va!llee .Ore 
Alice Fayo 
Barbara Blane 
Tris Adrian 
Betty Real 
Catherine O'Nell 
Jerry Lester ' 
Pletro Gentile 
Florence Valarer 
Kay Katye ft K 
Girl Friends 
Gary 'ft Dixon 
Alice. Kellerman— 
Mairlon Martin' 
Harriett My me 
Katherlne Spector 

Hotel Dixie 

Art K&^irOK 

Hotel Lexington 

Jack Little Oro. 
Hotel Mentclalr 

Wm Scott t Ore 
^Mario^ft-vBulalle-^ 
Hotel New Yorker 
Abe Lyman Oro 

Botel Roosevelt 

Freddie Mattin Ore 

Kings. Terrace 

Al Shayne 
Gladys Bentley 
R'b'rl'gs' Williams 
Ted Brown Orch 

Last Ronadop 

H&l Mulier 
Belle Moore 



Eddie' Rogers . 
Shirley Carkins 
Virginia Valence 
Eddie Rogers 
Jimmy Sdntry 

JUnlson Boynli^r 
Walsh ft Arnold 
Antbbal 'Cubans 

BIarden>- Ivlero 

Variety .Reviie 
iSmIt Coleman 'Ore 

Mayfalr.Ynckt Clnb 
Dwtgbt FIske 
Maurell ft Cordova 
Wolter O'Neill Ore 

Moatmiirtre Club 

Rocky. T'wins 
Ernest Charles 
Patricia Palmer- 
Maehin Bd 
Reader's Oi|e 

Murray's 

Al brody 
Bobby Brinn 
Duncan's Girls 
Al Alja Orch 
Nellie's Roundup 
Nellie Edwards 
Jack Davis ' 
Adele Ferguson 

Paradise 

Paul Whlteman Or 
tilQ Rev 
Fleieia Sorrell- 
. ntess' Von Loesen 
Zanette ft Manon 
Ann Lee Patterson 
Nelda Kincaid 
Dixie Dunbar 
Barbara Jason 
Edith Roark 
Jack Fulton 
Peggy Healy 

Rhythm Boys 
Ramona 
Goldle 

Robt' Lawrence 
Sherr Bros 

Paramonnt Orfll 

Claire WUlIs 
Chas Kerr Ore. 

Psurfc Central Hotel 

Ozzle. Nelson Ore 
Harriett Hllltard 

FiavUlpD .Royal . 

Dick Mansfleld Ore 

Petit Palab' 

Guy Rennle 
Frances -Langford 
Rhys ft Owen 
Counters Deon 
Jay Lynne 
Mile Deoris 
Crawford, ft Caskey 
Jolly Coburn Ore 

Plern^ Boot \ 
Henry King Oreb 

Place Plqnale 

Harry Rosenthal O 
Marlon Chase 
Fantana ft Coles 
3 Bachelors 
Atfonz6'B Bd 

Plasa Cafe 

Lou Taylor . 
Irv Grasmann 
Harry Seeman 
Eddie Ashman 
Al' Aeshane 

Busslan Artm 

Joe Morahts Orcb 
Renee ft Laura 
Nicholas Hadarlck 
Barra Blrs ' 
Mlsha UsanoS 

Samovar 
Ell Splvack 

Nina Mlrae.va 
Paul .Zam Oro . 
Johnny Russell 

SavojT'Plaza 

Eddie Blklna Ore. 

gimplon Clqb •: 
Helen Morgan 
Clark ft De.Lys .. 
Larry Slry's Orch 

St. Morltii Hotel 

L^on Belosco Oreb 
Vera Vain- 
Margarita ft Leroy 
Trlnl Ore 

St. Beeia Hotel 
Meyer Davis Orcb 
Small's Paradise 
'Blaeb Rhythm' 
Nyra Johnson 
Meers ft Norton 
3 Speed Demons 
Geo Walker 
^m Spellman.. 
3 Palmer Bros 
May Alex 

Chas. /Johnson Qtch 



Bismarck Hot«l 
(Walnut ftpom) 

Rosemary Deerlng 
Mahya ft Martin 
Doris I^nlhan 
'td ■ Weems. Orch. 

Boulevard Room 
(Hotel StcTens) 

Irving Gagnon 
Ruth Brougbton 
Chaa AgneW Oreo 

lacklinwk 

Deant* Janis 
Hal Kenipi Orch 
Sklnnny' Ennin 
Bob Nolan • 

Cafe deAlex 

Dorothy Denese 
Irene (Soorge 
Mary Stone. 
Evelyn. llolFfnan- 
Enrico. ('iauBl 
Sol Wagner Ore 
Caisa Lbma 

Vivian Brpwn 

Blazes ' 
Man-Tan. "Moreland 
Snake. Hips' Tucker. 
Geo Burnet le .'Orch 

Chei Paree 

June "Taylor 
Frances Langford. - 
HArry Riohman 
Mltzl Young 
Pearl - Twine 
The . Vcrhons' 
Eunice Healy. 
Vincent Lopez' Ore 

Club .. telsnre 

Dav6 Maupiit 
Mary l>OwnlrB' 
Betty Chase. 
Ta61c Sexton Jr 
'Sugar' Harolds Or 
Henri Mack 
Joe .Manning Ore 



Taft GrUI 
Geo Hall dreli 

i^avern, B'lklyn 
Eddie Jackson 
Jack Murray Ore 

Village Barn' . 

.EitUl_iTremalne.=:^.i 
Ray Sedley 
Brady Walker 
Frank Hyer' . 
Blhnche Lytell 
Eddie Pritehai- 
Per) Davis 
Jerry ft Turk 
C^.wboy .Tim 
Lu.'ils Mann 
Marjorie ft Irene 

Village Nut Clnh 

1 Roberta Bfm 
Flaria Vestoft 
Zara Lee ' ' 
Scotty ' Gon'^e.r '; < 



Xavler Cugat Orebi 
Margo, 

Wivel Cafe 



Clnb La . MaBQpc 

ft B LnMarr 
Edna Leonard' 
Eddie Morton 
Francis SUllm.an. 
Al Garbcll 
Earl Willis Ore 

Club Royale 

Claire Ray 

. ft N Selhy 

lynne Dore 
Traeey:(3ale'& L 
Joan Warner .i 
Nino Rlnaldb Orch 

College .Inn 

Alice Blue 
Phil Harris Orch 
Leah Ray. 
3 Ambassadors. 

Congress Hotel 
(Joe Urban Room) 

Robert' Royce 
Cherle ft T'bmaslta 
Corey Lynn 
Carlos Molina 

Coloslmo'e 

Dorothy Henry 
Montenegro ft Dor 
Dave Malcolm 
Jppe' Hivas. Otch 
Countess Borlelta- 
SIgnor BarsonI 
Art Buckley 
Cole Sla 

Club Aldbam 

Irene Duvall 
Scotty'a Oroh 

Drake Botel 

Fowler. ft Tamara 
Jane Carpenter 

Don Carlo - Co 
Geo Devron's Orch 

Edgewater Beacb 

Esther Todd 
DeRonda ft Barry 
Art Carroll 

Frolic's 

Robinson ft Louecn 
Nana - Parmett 
Sonya- Ray 
Dorothy Taggart 
-Eleanor Leonard, 
At Belasco Orcb 

Hangar 
(Hotel LiiBalle) 

The Cantons 
Clyde Lucae Orcb 
Pauline Baleau 

Hl-Hat Clnb 

Al Zlmmey 
Tfffa.y Davidson 
Kolya A'Bertc. 

KAIISAS €ITY 



Nnronl's 

Rolando ft Verditta 
Gwen Gordon 
Neecee Shantton 
Marge ft Marie 
Virginia Buchanan 
Bob Wyatt 
Maurie 'Mbret Orch 

Clnb . -'tllnnet 

Dlcic Hughes.. 
Sugar Kennedy 
Fran it ShemiRn 
Morrle Stanton Ore 
Thclma- & Roland 
Adelina Dosscna 



( 

JaroB sis 

Paul Fay. 

Gale GIpp . 

Fay Peters 

Bob Perry's Orch' . 

Snt House. 

Jo-Jb- 

George - DeCbsta 
Jimmy Li^ne 
Boggy Sher 
Moe Lee 
Ned Santrey , 
Jimmy Kennedy 
Jimmy Calllson 

Old Mexico 

Curry ft Joy 
Elizabeth O'Donnell 
Sandra ' 
Newell Goorrichs 

Palmer «tnse, 

Patil Draper - ' 
Stanley Moiner 
Medraho ft Donna 
Abbott Girls 
Richard Cole Orch 

. Para mount. 

Anita LaPslrre 
Babe Kane 
Elaine Manzi 
Gus Van . 
Paul .'fJnchelor 

Playground 

Pesgy iPilge 
Joe Little 
Adele Goul. 
Don .Elklns 
Jimmy Frances 
Milortd IJollh*- 
Lou Shatel pro. 

SamoVOr 

Muriel Lbvo 

Tbnimy Lynian 
Lylo Snilth Ore 

Terrace Gardens 

Benny Meroff 
Jack Russell Orch 
Dorothy Thomas 
"Red" Pepper 
Norman Gast. 
Jack Marshall 



The Berlin , 

Waddy Wadeworth 
Alezianne 
V ft F Vestofl 
Jack Edwards 
Vendas i 
Kolya ft Bertet 

Vanity Fair 

Mary Ann Boyea 
Cliff Wlnehin 
Don Fernando. Orch 

Via Logo 
Crane ■ Rus^sell Orch 
Bebe Sherman 
ZIta ft MarcellS: 
Jack Housh 
Waiida Kay 
Al Handler Bd 

top Club 

-Bobbe Arhsf' 
Billy Gray , 
Evelyn Regan 
Royce 3 

Danny Alvln Orch 

Ye Olde 'Tavern 

Mjekey Scott Rev' 
Cal Herbert 
Violet Crlatlan 
Lniian: Franfis 
Crane Ru&aell . Ore 



CoCo-Niit tSrove 

Kpniiy 
Malp'n 
Scheie 

Flo Belle and 
Evelyn Price. 
Jerry IfcKt-hzl?. 
Catherine ' NIokpear 
Syriei Kay & N 
Liberty B Ohadw'k 
Millie Marsh 
Marjorie Albeo 
Dorothy Harris 
Joan Minners Rev 
Billy Miller's Bd ■ 
Pla-More 
CJugpne 2 

Jarries FUzj^liiinion's 
JoFd-an— & Jadraoo 
Blendei-9 4 
Prancene & O'llare 
Rudy. Bale's Bd 
Cottpn Club 
-D'Olivers 
R ft. F Bfll 
Baron of ' Con!«»y v'le 



Betty AVliite 
Johnnie. O'Connor 
Don Torres 'Oro 

Ilurlem Club 
Tlmmle ft Fiedrtie 
Grorge WUUams 
Ethel, fi R jD'y ; 
Velma Midtilet 
Jullia, Leo Bd 
. Pflrnmonnt ' Club 
Anita. & MnDiiel 
Etca Heed . 
C ' Paramount Ens 
Johnnie Engfo's B 

Rendezvous 
Emma Pritchard 
E'ldie Johti.son ' 
Chariie ' Eeuder Co 
Emll C:hknuett£8 B 

Silver Slipper 
De Albas 
Rib Burke 
Jimmy .\tlclns 
-Lee English 
Carol Chapelle . 
Helen Nafe 
Harry. Fane Ore 



Winkler's Own Office 

=^Danny^W-lnkleri=who=^tlissDlvca=hls: 
agency partnership with Charlie 
Morrison recently Is opening his 
own office in New York. 

Wlnkl6r will represent the Le- 
lahd Hayward-Joyce '& Selznlck 
picture jpeople .for the stage and 
radio in ther East on a redlprpcal 
deal with that office. This! wiii -be 
In addition to his own figency busl- 
ness^ which hie. maintains ,by hini- 
s'eli:,- 



Studio Placements 



(Qonilnued fron^ page 24) 

Leo Chalvell, Hildai Vaughan 
Happened One Day,' Metro. 

Tom Henry, first tsst. Gilmor 
Brown, Pasadena Community. Play- 
house. 

William Janney, Maldel Turner 
^Modern Hero/ WB. * 

Andre de Segurola, 'Woman 
the Littw,' Fox. 

James C. . Morton, 
UnlversaL 

Barbara 'Sheldon, Jdhit Wayiie, 
western. Mono. 

Harry Shiitan, 'Transcontinental 
Bus,' Metro. 

E d w a r d . Laemmle. 
Bronze,-* tJ. 

Ciirl Erikson, F. Hugh Herbert, 
adaptation, 'Hit Me Again,', WB. 

Anthony Coldeway adapting, con- 
tinuity, and dialog 'Swan Song,' In- 
vincible. ; . 

Julian Josephson scripting ' Wom- 
an ■tW^-tiie ,Ea.rthj' Par. 

j. m; korrifean. ''Modfe.rn Hero/ 
WB. 

Whliam Seiter directing 'So 
Won't Sine, Eh?' Radio. 

Arthur 'Kober and Harvey Gates 
adapting 'Man aihd Wt|e,^. MG. 

Ij;. Crv iJlochman ' scripting, Toin 
Reed siipervlsing,- 'Return, of Frank- 
enstein;- XJ. 

Tom Buckingham scripting 'With- 
out ttonor,' WB. 

IDbrothy Christy" supplants Mcrna 
Kennedy, 'Two CliiCks^U. 

Barbara Sheldon; George Hayesi 
Yakima Cahutt, Lloyd Whlllock, 
Earl Dwlre. and John Ince, 'Lucky 
Texan,' Lone Star. 

Joe Traub, adapting and dialoglng 
Merry Wives of Ileno,' WB. 
. Aben kandel polishing 'American 
Scotland Yard' scrlp^ U. 

Norma Krasna adapting yarn for 
Eddie Biizzell to direct at U on 
Metro loanout. 

B.enn Levy, Edward J. Holden, 
Lewis Gensler and Harlan Thomp- 
son, scripting 'Melody in Spring,* 
Par. 

Robert 'Gambling Lady,' 

WB., 

Tom Kennedy, 'Two Clucks,' U. 
Hooper Atchley* 'Air Devils,' Col. 
Gertrude Michael, Phillip Smalley, 
•Bolero,' Par. 

Tom Dugan, William Franer, 
Frank Moran, 'No More Women,* 

Dell Henderson, Tammany Young, 
Arthur Rankin, 'Search for Beauty.' 
Par. 

Edward Van Sloan, 
a Holiday,' Par. 

Grace Bradley, Waltef Long, ver- 
na Hinie. 'SlJ^ of a Kind,' Par. 

Beatrice Van scripting at Educ, 

WUford Lucas, Rae Daggart, Nina 
Gulbert,- Fred " Kelsey, Georgia 
O'Dell. 'The Moth,' Screencraft. 

Herbert Mundln, 'Bottoms XTp, 

Dore Schary. 'V'ance Randolph 
treating re-wrlte of 'Comin' Round 
the Mountain,' MG. 

Harvey Thew, continuity 'Opera- 
tor 13,' Metro. ^ 

Genevieve Tobln, Edward Ellis, 
Samuel Hinds, Helen Flint, Nell 
Walker,. 'Ninth Guest,' Col. 

Robert Manning, Ruth Sullivan, 
untitled plG. PrlnclpaL 

James Gleason collablng wltli 
Sonya Leveln, 'Manhattan Love 
Song,' Fox. . 

Nigel. Bruce, 'Red Heads on Pa- 
rade,' Lasky-Fox. 

Clem Galloway and Glitdys Unger, 
adapting 'Grand Canary,' Lasky- 
Fox. .. .. 

Jane Murfin, adapting 'Perfect 
Crime' for Richard Dlx, Radio. 

Minna Gombell, 'Rodney,' Radio. 

Ned Sparks, Chick Chandler, 'So 
You Won't Sing, Eh?" Radio. 

Vlnce Barnett, 'Ninth Guest,' Col. 

George Waggner, treating his own 
•The Lineup/. Col. , ^ 

Jarie " Storni, continuity, 'Melody 
In Spring,' Par. ' . ^r, t, 

Vincent -Lawrence loaned to B. tr, 
Schulbefg. by Metro to script 'Little 
Miss Marker.' . 

Paul Martin, 
Lover.' Fox. ,, 

Chick Chandler, You \iVont 
Slner. fih?' Radio. • . . 

Arthur Jkrrett, 'Rip Tide,' Metro. 

Rochelle iHudson loaned by Fox 
to WB for 'Harold Teen.' 

Charles' Wilson, Eddie Baker, 
James Seiley, Dick Rush, 'Woman 
and the Law,' Fox. , 

Verree Teasdale, 'Modern Hero, 
WB. 

Paul Hurst, W.arrenJDpane com- 
edy, U. V, 

Lyman Williams, 'Coming Out 
.Party,' Fox. ^ . ^ 

Robert. Greig, 'Hip Tide,' Metro. 
Murdock MacQuarrle, ^House ot 
Roth.schild,' 20th Century. 

• Mildred Cover, 'It Happened On 
Day,'- Metro. 

Noel Francis, 'Good Dame,' 

=airi<>SSii„=. '. 

Herman Blng,. Charles iSllcicncton, 

'Wlien .Strangers Meet,' M.. H. Hoff- 
man. 

Dorothy Granger, lead In Leon 
Errol short. Paramount-GlHstrom. 
. Claire . MacDowell,. Journal oC 
Crime,' Warner.s. 

Charles Wilson. 'Harold Teon, 
Warners. , r 

Ruth. Hall, 'Campanile Murder, 
Cho.sterfleld. 

•John Cromwell, directs ' 
Love,' Ra.dio. 



Tuesdayy December 5, 1933 



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VARIETY 



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FOUNDED BT BIME SILVERMAN 
Pabllsh«d Weekly by VABIETX, loc 

Sid SHverman, President • 
JB4 West 4g th Street New York Ctty 
SUBi3CRlETlbN 

AnnuaK.......-?" ForelBn .$7 

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No. 13 




WKDOOUKfART 



15 YEARS AGO 

(Prom. VAniBTTT and Clipper) 

President Wilson tvas on his way 
to yeraallles for the peace treaty. 
There were 24 professional enter- 
taincFS aboard the George Washing- 
ton to keep him from being bored 
Also a bunch of flilms. 

Announcement was made 6f the 
combining of the Ilingling and Bar- 
num shows. Put a lot of old B. & B 
men off the iot, 

Herbert Brenon, who had been 
niaklhg a film for the British govt 
announced it was about to be rc 
leased. Then it burned up. 

Decided not to impose the addi- 
tional ticket tax, but the original 
10% soak stuck; 

With tho flu scare over and actors 
wotking again, the NVA notified all 
members they must be paid up to 
enjoy the privileges of the organ- 
ization. After members who loaned 
their cards to others who had none. 

Referee in the. White Rats muddle 
out of training camp and back 
on the .Job. Stirred up the old muck, 
but to no definite good. 

Goldwyn took over the physical 
distributioh Of tho Ford News 
Weekly. Auto builder paid all the 
costs of production and one-reelers 
were rented at $12 a year, which 
went to Goldwyn for the handling. 
Even at that they did not f4re so 
well. Chiefly industrials. Anticip- 
ated sponsored radio. 

Six. authors were responsible for 
18 of the current hits along B'yvay. 
Each had two except Bidai Johnson 
Voung, who had three. 

50 YEARS AGO 

t-prom,. 'Clipper') 



Astute footballers among thei eastern picture biiucli are s«ii-eujiiiui?r ut 
the New York dallies' campaign to wedge Columbia, into, the Rose Bowl 
for. the New Tear's ganie with Stanford. Angle is that while the Man- 
hattan sport writers may think they're doing iLou. Little, Colum.bia coach, 
a faVor they're really guiltotlnihg him. and his. squad. The : boy arc ill - 
ready, betting kiddingly that if Columbia goes west there won't be a 
second half; 

Columbia had a. nice team and a. nice season, is the thought. What 
the sport, writers overloojc in going to the front for Little, Is that Prince- 
ton really beat Columbia 32-0, two touchdowns having, been ta;keh -away 
on penalties, and that the New York squad had all it could do" to beat 
Corheil and . Navy. liehcci contention of the fllniers iB> that if Columbia 
gets and accepts the invitation the. Rose Bowl officials will sink thoir 
holiday. eve.nt, especially, following the Pittsburgh .fiasco of Idst ^jroar,, 

it's xtnlikely that the Radio ity Music Hali will ever get any pic- 
tures from Paramount because of ah odd situation that arises out of 
the Par bond issues. .. Inference is Insided that the deal that, was on 
for this yelir, to give the Music Hall Par product, was ca,lled oEC because 
bondholders cf tbe Paramount Broadway Corp., may ixaVo felt -that 
they were entitled to everything the Broadway; Parainouftt could get 
In the. way of pictures. 

Those, bonds are seclit'od by . tho i?ar building and theatre which vo- 
turns a rent to .the Paramount roadway Corp., on a percentago basis. 
Naturally the rent Is more when the pictures draw better .business. 
Hence, if a sock Par film went into the Music Ha,ll the Par benefit would 
then ■g'o ■ direct to the distributioxi departments . Bubsidiar3' of Par 
Publlx on which other bonds are outstanding, fint * conipllcating the 
.situation, 



-A press'. agent on the COast recently prompted the; daiighter of hii3 
publicity partner to answer an "advertiseifient plaiced by oho ; of the 
studios. ,Ad called for. a girl with certain knowledge and cxperiohce. 
Believing the contents of the answer, the studio sent for the. gal and 
hired her. They also: innocently also 

Advance publicity on the girl, was plantea after which the studio 
wanted the. girl to sign to exploit itho film on tour. They iiVquired liev 
right name, which she gave, but still did hot get Wise, until hei father 
walked in and iisked to go in ?idvance of his offspring. Studio got sore, 
the girl admitted the letter was written by her father's partner a,hd 
both the girl and thc .p.a. of the original Ideti were fired. \ 

As a final blast the father of the girl anhoimced he bjicl split tho 
publicity flmiship and i future would Work alone. 



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Ahuiiii'r Lit'W aiunagcrial combination, Cliarles Hop ins and lUxymond 
Moorb, presented 'Strange Oi-ohostra' last week at the Playhouse, . N, Y. . 
It stopped after first performance. ShoW previously done in London. 

Hopkins formerly conducted a little theatre on 4Hli street, house heing 
called the Hopkins, nee the Punch and Judy, which passed out of his 
liands recently. Moore has. been principail^ concerned in the Cape the-, 
atro, a summer show-fehop iit Dennis, Mass. His first try oh Broadway, 
was "Ladies o'f Creation,' two seasons ago. It cnddd in the red. 

Hopkins staged several winners on 49th street, imong them ' 
Island'. and 'Mrs. Moonlight.' 
y 

ill RObinsoii appeared in the pi-emiere of 'Bla<;^kbirdi3', A^pOllo, N. Y^, 
Saturday night (2),. announced as a guest star. iBUt the crack tapper 
>yill.. continue in. the; colored .revue, being featured in the program al-. 
though rushed into sho\y Friday. 

Robinson made two appearances, flt-st coming on with Martha Thomas, , 
known as the 'colored Ami Pennington*. J-Ater the tapplst appeared solo 
and called; on his 'shadows', two hoofing youn from the Cotton 

■Club, a Harlem night spot. ' 

pcnccr Bettlehoim, of the Music Box, N. Yi, boxofllce, got an un- 
expected quiver last week when General Pershing telephoned that he was 
unable to secure tickets for .'As Thousands Cheer', current at that the-, 
atre.' Spence, a top sergeant in the A. E. .F., recognized tho general'is 
voice and dug up the tickets for him. 

Bettlehoim went shy oh meeting the. general and did a, fadeout, but the 
latter looked UP Bill Norton, .house manageir, to say he liked the show. 

'Spring in Atitumh* closed after the Tuesday (26) performance at: the 
Miner, N. Y^ Produced by Arthur Beckhard It pla,yed . about one. moftth 
to small grosseis. 

Final performance was Witnessed by Maurice Goodman, former Keith 
attorney. Understood Goodman agreed to buy in on 'Spring* if he liked 
it. Because of his negative reaction, Beckhard announced the show off 
immediately aftct the last curtain. 



Raseball magnates, in convention, 
voted to extend the league season 
to Oct. IB, with 14 games against 
each of the other teams. 

Denver was complaining that the 
practice of ian 8:80 curtain was 
hurting business. Police were 'in- 
fifflclent' and going home late 
courted holdups. 



Saturday night was poor busi- 
ness Inw Richmond. Wilbur Opera 
"Co. sliashed .^prices for that -night 
and packed; the house 

Patti was having three cars built 
tor the transportation of herself 
and. troupe, work being done at 
Troy, N. T. iier own car cost. 540,- 
000, but tbe other pair were nly 
$28,000 each. 

Sells Bros, circus had two ^tock 
cars Jump the track 'at SiarkyilJo, 
Miss., and lost several draught 
animals. Two days later a boy got 
too dose to the bull car and a baby 
felephapt playfully tore his ear off: 

Yale and Princeton played a 
game at the N. Y. Polo grounds 
and drew nearly 6,000 persons. Big 
crowd for a football game in those 
days, 



For more than a mouth the Paramount ihoatre, Ni could not 
decide wlmt to do With 'Take a Chance,' but after getting the reaction 
on out of town dates decided to spot it. At one time the picture was 
figured for the .Rialto or tho Par, Brooklyn, thereby missing the New 

Yoi-k deluxer. ... , , 

This musical, completed at Astoria about two months ago, was booked 
at an early date with New York indies and had, been advertised for a 
long time as a coming attraction in those theatres, With Par holding up 
availabiiity. 

Apparent skei>ticism. at Paranlount-Coast studios on stage directors 
has cost the lot George Cukor and John Cromwell, who were allowed to 
leave. Executives seamed! to f<>el that they were first, stage directors, 
secondly picture meggers. Both have gone to other studios and have hit 

^^Satest stage megger to leave Par is Stuart Walker, but studio still 
has George Somnes under cbnlraot, who has been co-directing with Al 
Hall. With this cofhbinatJon now split,. Somnos Ma been without asslgri- 
iheht for two nionths. 

Who's the biggest indie exhlb leader? It was regarded as a gag when 
Sidney Samuelson, of New Jersey Allied, dared Ed Kuykendall, of the 
MPTOA. to cross tho river and tell the boys how big he rejgardcd him- 
self. But now another leader is quleUy Injecting himself into the free 

'**L^ter candidate promises to decide the issue once and. for all very 
shortly with an unvelUns of the sins of varioiis oxhi^ fraternities. 

Hollywood is currently seeihg more art film house activltji' than at any 
time up to now. In addition to the Fihnarte, which has been getting 
a steady and profitable play. Mirror has added Intcrnatjonal to its name 
and is showing 'Thunder Over Mexico*. : 

U A. Wilshire, which has changed its liaihe to the Pour Star, opens 
with 'Berkeley Square* and will go after the same patronage with pic- 
tures that border oh the artistic. 

A Hitler kag was cut out of 'Dancing Lady' by Metro. Jerry Howard 
of Howard, Fine and Howard, Ted Healy's etoogcs. Is shown Working on 
I jlgfeaw puzzle all through the picture until finally fiuppiyine . the miss 
Ing piece. He jumps up registering a sick expression, exclaiming ^ J ve 
be?n working on this for five weeks and look what I fljially pt, Hitler.' 
To which Healy replies. 'What did you expect, Santa Glaus? 
The Santa tag is in plus the business but Hitler is out. 

Metro writers «hed tears when studio workmen came into^thcir new 
Office building and rShoved all. t^ and couches from the Bcrive- 

ners* lalis. Boys claim it*s tuff sleeping sitting on hard chairs and there 
no dienity In snoozing on the floor. 

E^ttlfe old writers* building, and several b£ the writing offices attached 
to prUuW bungalows, are still equipped with sleeping devices. 



'The Spell' by the Ticnnese author; Hatvany, may tuni out. to be aji 
intimate i-cvue presented in London by Gilbert Miller. Understood the i 
mahfiger has, commissioned E, Ray fctoeltz to contact Cole Porter to do 
the numbers.^ 

Miller who returned to London last week is duo back in New York 
about mid- January. / 

Another Harris , made the acquaintance of Courtney Burr, it being 
Willie, treasurer of the/Miller theatre Where the producer's 'All Good 
Americans' opens tonight (Tuesday). 

Other Harrises with Burr are Julius, Charles, Sidney and Louie, who 
.shared ill the salary boosts, that followed clicking of 'Sailor Beware'. 
Willie not related to the other Harriseis, who arc kinsnien. 

Wynekoop murder developed all sorts of show rumors In Chicago, ne 
was to the effect that the Shuberts propose to produce a melodrama 
based oh the case With Lee Tracy.. 
Shubert productioh department declares the report is unfounded. 

Authors League of America will hold a tea at No. 1 Fifth avenue Dec. 
IT through the courtesy of Eugene Gi Miller. Affair is to aid distressed 
writers. Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Lbtils Bromfleld and Sidney HoWard 
will be guests, of honor. 



ilenry Irving, ended his N. ruii'. 
.''inaflclally a success but regarded 



^.Ss)"g6"Qa"6W^iTra"f^u 

Adam- Foropaugh, Jr., in Phila- 
delphia court on charge of abusing 
an aipprcntlce he was training for 
ft bareback rider. Charges with 
). drawn before trial. 



Modjeska and Clara Morris were 
I'lval emotors in St. IjOuIs. The 
Polish star upped prices and Miss 
\ToiTi.s got mrt*t of the mrttif'y. 



Because of protests, chiefly froni women spectators, t^ management 
of th? stanley^ Pittsburgl^^^^ eliminated the scene . fi'om. 'World. Changes* 
fn which MaS Astor comes into Muni's caUs, him a butcher 

^Snlv Eoes Insane, dying on the floor. The scene ran the 
openJ^rdaJ SfnSt oftC^ day. but was clipped Saturday 

night, the second of the picture 's run. 

tTA,«rt town suirit triuniphei over the Sunday closlhk law . in .Norfolk. 
v» SS^nXca^omciSrikayed Sunday showing of 'Only Yesterday* 
S cliSSiS. Sullavin, starred in the pic, was reared in 

""S^t took Place at the Ri I'^en open oa th. So^ 

bath in 20 year.*!. _ 

Tuiti+^iH bv Locw'.s for additional vauao engage- 
Bammore fnd-^^^^^ but isn't so keen about 

ments. Including ^*"*"? L«f fivr or" six weeks for a vacation. He's 
"°.f£ShTe'mi"? to Califovhia tmtil 

vr,siii™nri niavers wlio havc recently made pictures in Loik^Ju seem 

I up aga,lnst on the Coast. 

w«<»Hn«r rensorshlp reaction to the recent kJdnapings. and particularly 



the end of 'Miss Fane's Baby' so that the child Is returned to its mother. 

Origlhally the., script called for the' baby to be killed. On the same 
pic execs have alsib decided hot to revert to a lynching climax. 

Though Jainqs Whale's trip to Europe is being made on his 12- lyeek 
layoff period. Universal will pia,y him half.aalary due to his working With 
R. C. Sherrlff oh the adaptation of "i^rip to Mars' while, in England. 
Arrangement makes, it unnecessary to bring SherrifC to America. 

Only the sharp insistence of a studio head put. a comic into a foreign 
version in Hollywood. Supervisor, whose fiance had the lead, Wt^s very 
strong in his : objections. 

And his worst fears were realized, the comedian stole the picture 
from the girl. 

Paramount has made a complete film of the current jroadway show, 
'Double Door', in order to assist Its writers and director on thie screen 
play. 

Fox previously did this oh 'Cavalcade* when it w?is running in London, 

When Lilian Harvey was eliminated, iis.^the femme lead in 'Bottoms 
Up' a.t Fox, studio announced thiat the reason was beca,use of her Eng* 
lish accent. Story called for <in Ajnerica.n girl. Pat P-attersoh, studio*s 
latest; English import, gets the spot. 

Paramount let out a yell when a Los Angeles chatterer carried a story 
that Claudette Colbert had been given a - contract by Columbia. Miss 
Colbert has a four pic pact with par which' permits her to do two outside. 
Columbia's deal is for this duo. 

New painless niethod of putting an exec on the skids was used by 
an indie official from N. Y. walking into the Hollywood exec's office to 
exchange greetingSi 'Just wha,t are your plans for the future?' he piped 
and walked oh the bewildered siipe. 

Symoh Gould, „ noW on the coast, says he doesn't know whether 
to be mad at Wariiers isibout 'Pobtllght Parade* or not. Character In the 
films la named SI Gould and is played, by Guy Kibbe, who's Just as bald 

as;sy;. 

Although 'Gallant Lady,' Ann Harding's 20th Century pic, was com-; 
pleted a month ago. It Will not be released until February. Studio U 
waiting until her last R^dlo feature, 'Right to Romance, has finished 
playing around. 

Postihaster General Parley, before leaving for 33urope, gaye pictures 
and picture making a favorable sendofl: in an interview with Howard H.. 
Krohlck, economist. Spiel was before I'aramount Nowsreel cameras anfl 
the-cUpa-have been lifearlcd. — 

Eddie Caiitor'a appointment to tho NBA' Code authority fe.^citcd inter- 
est in. England. London News -.Observer a.sking. for 300 words by .ca.ble 
after the ahnouncement. 



'Emanuel Cohon. is adjudged the only rmc in the busihess rotuiniiiF 
titles as he advanced. In I'aramount he is slill billed as newtivce. 
editor a,«; well a.s production chief. 

Those RKO prePS books oti 'Little Women* did not cost $2 .ca-jh . 
rcporf'd. Actually the book, though it may look like $2, didn't stand 
RICO hoar that amount, firm stating it spent ?4,000 on the idea. 

IVlctrn ifi orrtitTjng .Tf-an Unrlnw U-nm fh* 
Tf-r a< ♦'••"1" 



52 



VARIETY 



LEGITIM>i¥E 



Tuesdaj, December 5» I933 



'Horses' Ends Hectic B way Run 
After Many Wrangles with Authors 



Two white horseia wouldn't take 
the ciit that went: In for 'Hold Tour 
Biorsea,' Winter Garden, N. T., last 
week and \7ere ordered but. Horsea 
were used' in ohe bt. thei main efEects 
in the show, and Incidentiy counted 
In a new Joe Cook stunt* Come- 
dian-athlete stood qn the bare backis 
of the gallopine hags, a revolving 
treadmill being used in a getaway 
bit. Horses were provided by the 
Ben-Hiir stables, weekly, cost being 
about $30a. . Stable .was asked to 
drop the price to $200. 

Show is in its final week and 
opens fi proposed tour in i^ewiark 
nfext weiek. Its stay of 11 weeks is 
one of the shorteist for a major, mu- 
sical Winter Garden history., 
'Horses' started pUt leading- the 
Broadway field, getting s^rouhd $35,- 
QOd its first . week. Gross started 
dropping after the fourth week and 
slid to $13,000. Last week saw; a 
oomeback to $20,000 or better. 
Continued Disputes 

Since it started rehearsals under 
the direction of J, j. iShiibert, there 
wore prolonged disputes, between 
the manager arid the. authors and 
composers, also the show's star 
(Cook). 

After the New York opening di- 
rection was handed over to . Johnny 
Shubert, J. J.'s son,.-whom the bill- 
ing credits for entire direction.. 
Young Shubert; thereupon gained 
the friendiship of the company. 

Understood that 'Horses* is the 
first Shubert musical to end a. 
!Broiadwsty engagement not using but 
rktes for the final weeks. Bargain 
tickets would have added about 
$4,000 to the gross, if sold at scale, 
it was figured. Reported that the 
cut tate' agency rejected & deal on 
^•-.Jthe show, declaring it would, have 
meant a loss under the terms , of- 
fered. 

Threei members of the. ca;st will 
not go to the road with 'Horses,' 
6na Munson* Inez Courtney and 
Stanley Smith. They will be re- 
placed, by June O'Dea (Mrs. Lefty 
Gomez, pitching ace on the Yankee 
ball club), Dorothy Darei and Jerry 
Norris. 



FViscp to Have Little 
Opera Non-Profit Group 

Oakland, Cal., DeCw 4; 
Arthur Weiss, vetieran symphony 
first 'cellist, has organized what is 
regarded as thei first little theatre 
of light opera and will launch it un- 
der the title of 'The Berkeley Light 
Opera Sirigei*s' Dec. 8 with a pro- 
duction of 'The Chimes of Nor- 
mandy/ 

Weiisa Is getting a chords of 40 
sent by vocal teacberd. He will use 
an. amO'teur orchestra of nine and 
produce at the Veterans' Memorial 
building in Berkeley. 

The veiitur: .is planned as non- 
profit maicing, Weiss' getting his cut 
from singers who join the organiz.a- 
tlon and pay nomihai dues for the 
privilege oif appearing In public He 
plans to do royalty pieces arid give 
a productibri once every six weeks. 

Ticket Police on Job, 
Agencies Underwirite 
Own Check-Up System 

There were lio meetings of the 
Legitimate Theatre Code Authority 
(NALT executive committee) nor 
the subrcommittee In charge of the 
ticket ' situation last week because 
of the holiday (Thanksgiving). 
Money from the agencies to de^ 
fray expenses of policing their own 
business has been subscribed but 
not actually paid. 

However, it is upderstood the 
ticket committee engaged gumsho- 
ers who have already started rub- 
bering. 

Agencies agreed to pay $i;Obb for 
the poUclner job. Three leading 
brokers will kick in $600, two other 
agency groups making- up the bal- 
ance, smaller group put up about 
$100, 



Just Wondering 



The Bob Sisks told their lit- 
tle daughter, Marian, that they 
were going out for tho evening 
arid would see Helen Hayes in 
her new play. To which the 
youngster repliedr 

'And while Misis Hayes is at 
the theatre, who looks aftftr 
Mr. Mac Arthur ?• 



Theatre Union, New Non-Profit Group, 
Going Ahead on More Radical Plays 



OBERFELDER'S TEST 



stock Wheel Favored But 
Xmaa Is Uphill Gefng 



TWO-FOR-ONES BANNED, 
STOCK USES PREMIUMS 



Lincoln, Dec. . 4.. 
Opening rather weakly and fa«' 
Ihg the code's cutting out the twO' 
for-ones, Boyd B. Trousdale's play 
ers. are scratching heads to eke out 
another idea. 



Cooling on Opera 

Syiacuse, N. Y., Dec. 4. 
Columbia Opera company^ sched- 
uled to give 'Aida' at the Lincoln 
auditorium Saturday night last, 
was cancelled bn 24 hours' notice, 
result of «Usappolhtlng advance 
sale. 

CompSihy's eneragement had the 
sponsorship of the Onondaga Coun- 
Oil of the Pareht^Tealchers Asso- 
ciation. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

•Puruslt 



of 

We 



Walter Kingsford, 
Happiness.' 

present plan of Trousdale and the I jjf^^. Casanova. 'The Gods 
house manager, Cal Bard, is to go I Blanche Bates, "The Lake.', 
to . grocery nights, country store, ! Lane Chandler and Douglas Fow 
pcy-envolopes, amateiu* nights, I ley, 'Sailor Bewarei' (Frisco), 
dime nightd, etc. to get 'em comlnlr. I Katharine . Hepburn, Frances 
Everybody that's coming likes the I Starr, Alma Kruger and Cdlln Clive 
show, but there just doesn't eeemfeilready announccdr-and Geoffrey 
to, bo the proper b. o. draft to bar- Wardwell ^Esthei^MU^^^ 
o-o!-. »o.™ T«c<. ««ao/^n•<. I WUson, LlOHOl Papo, KoDerta Boalty, 

gam 'em In. Last season s dime Uj^^ 'j^y phuip Tonge, Audrey 
stock company is making Its dent Ridewell, V6ra Fuller-Mellish, Lucy 
felt, too. Scale Is 20c | Beaumont, Eva Leonard-Boyne, 

Reginald Carrlngton, Mary Heber- 
«^ ^ T>_.ji<.-^ .The 



P Stock ia Prospect for 
Broad Street, Newark 



Newark, Dec. 
Paul K. Karrakis has stepped out 
of the Broad Street iafter dropping 
about $10,000. illorris Schlessinger, 
^vrhb formerly conducted the house 
klorig with the Shubert plans using 
It for stock, having approached the 
Fulton Improvement Co., owners of 
the property, to back the venture, 
Schlessinger took the bath In the 
disastrous going last season, .and 
was forced to give UP both theatreis. 

%Vith the Shubert the only hOUse 
fcanchlsed by the Unitfed Booking 
Office, stock appears to be the only 
out for the Brodd, which attracted 
attention last season with tha,t pol- 

.Jcy Karrakis started the season 
with stock, then played six new 

^slTOW&=and=?road=^attractionsi=-:inde- 
ponderttly booked. 



den and Edward Broadley, 
-Lake* (complete cast). 



TflROWAWAY PARTNERS 
PRODUONG NEW PLAY 



'Lite Christopher Bean,* a 
Broadway success last" season, 
folded at Jackson Heights, N. T., 
Saturday (2). Show was toured by 
Wee & Leventhal with P&ullne 
Lord starred. Latter was the sole 
player of the original cast retained, 
save the staige manager who 
played a bit. 

The two .firms which put .on 
throwaway ticket revivals, barred as 
unfair practice, by. .the. legit code, 
arinounced they would . present new 
plays on Broadway. First show is 
to be 'The Devil ;of Pei-Lung,' a 
dramatization by Howard Cheriery 
of Herbert Asbury's novel of same 
nttme. 

♦Devir was tried out some tlniie 
ago at Kaiamtusoo, according to re- 
ports. Asbury attracted attention 
as the writer of . 'Hatracki* a Mer- 
cury story, also the book "The 
Gangs of New York.' 



LE GALUENNE, B'MORE 
SLAM CLUBWOMEN 



Philadelphia, Dec 4. 
Pierity. of space In all the dallies 
here twice last Week by Eva Le Gal- 
iienne and the Philadelphia Lecture 
Assembly. 

Fonner was scheduled to speak 
for the Assembly (an organization 
similar to the Town Hall Course In 
New York and the Forum here) on 
Monday. At the last . minUte, and 
without excuse,^ star of *Alice In 
Wonderland' failed to appear. 
Papers cracked open wide on that 
and apparently wofrled on that ajc- 
count. Miss Le GaUlenne, through 
her lecture manager, asked for a 
chance to make. good, by making the 
speech Friday. Original, fee was to 
have been $S00, but belated appear- 
ance was gratis. At that time, star 
put blame for >er failure to appear 
before entirely on the shoulders of 
her show manager. J. R. Williams 
who had been opposed to pubUo ap- 
pearances.' 

On Friday, Mlsli Le OaUlenne ar- 
rived at the Warwick to speak, but 
by no means In a concHatory mood. 
She had with her Ethel Barrymbre 
who came over from New York. 
Both stars proceeded to scold the 
club women. 

Miss Barrymore haiB done the .In- 
sulting* thing before and audience 
vt^k prepared for her attack which 
Included a direct statement that the 
women present were "morons.* 

Many important members of the 
subscription audience, Including 
Mrs. tSeorge Horace Lorlmer, Mrs 
Trenchard Newbold and Mrs. 
Houston De Coursey, were quoted at 
length In their denunciation of the 
actresses' conduct. 



Cincinnati, Dee. 4. 

The Cox^ Cincy's spoke In Ar- 
thur Oberfelder'snildwest wheel for 
presentation of dramatle road 
shows at 3B-B0-75-$l scale, has Vio- 
let Heriilng this week in 'There's 
Always Jiiliet'. 

Venture Is niaklng an uphill flght 
here and Is receiving valuable sup- 
port, from the dallies. Opening at- 
traction, 'Dinner at Eight', featur- 
ing James Klrkw;ood, pulled %AM% 
Last week's take on 'Double Dbot* 
Was slightly under that figure. 

. Audience response bespeaks suc- 
cess, .which seems assured If enter- 
prise makes the December grade. 



Current Road Shows 



Rochester Deb$ Act 

Roclieste.r, t)ec. 4. • 
William R. Holbrook of New 
York In town to direct rehearsals 
of the 'Ch&tterbox Revue of .1933.' 

E/fort will present society gals In 
a benefit for the Junior League at 
the t^i'ceuixL.-IteQ. 22,-9$*...., 



(Week Dec. 4) 

'Bartered Bride,' Garrick) Chicago. 

'Biography,' Cass; Detroit, Mich. 

'Bitter Svyeet/ Royal Alexandria, 
Toronto, Can.. 

Civib Repertory, Nixon, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa; 

Cornelia O. Skinner* Chestnut Sti, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

'Dangerous Corner, Cort, Chicago. 

'Elizabeth Sleeps Out,* Playhouse, 
Hollywood. 

'First ApplOf^hUbert, Boston. 

'Folli National, Washington, 
D. d. 

'Green Pustures,' Tulane, New Or- 
leans, pec. 3; Shreveport, Dec. B-6; 
Metropolitan, Houston, Tex., Dec. 7- 

^ —^~^r 

KaitHarine Oornell Repertory, 
Davidson, Milwaukee, Wis. 

'One Sunday Afternoon/ Plym- 
outh,. Boston, Mass. 

'Sailor Beware,' Selwyn, Chicago. 
~ San Ciarlo OperA . Company^ Er- 
langer, Buffalo. 

'Ten-Minute AI|bV El Capltan, 
Lo9 Angelesi 

'Show Boat,'. Mayan, Los Angeles. 

The Booster,* Music Box, Holly- 
wood. 



HAYWIRE' FOLDS NIGHT 
BEFORE ITS PREMIERE 



Most Unusual wlthdn^wal from 
Broadway prior to the announced 
premiere Is 'HayTvire,' called off day 
before its slated premiere at the 
Bijou last week. Several private 

performances in the guise of dress 
rehearsals were given aa benefits, 
.several Orgariiza.tioila selling tickets 
to members. That accounts for a 
're hearsal' — at- thre — Biiou—last 



Default as Ex-Manager 
May Cost Al Shean His 
Equity Good Standing 



Al Shean may be forced out of 
show business/, that la so far as act- 
ing In legit is concerned, Decision 
rests with Equity's Council. He is 
liable to Buspensioh for failure to 
pay the arbitrated award against 
him In the matter of salixries of 
play;ers In 'Light Wines and Beer,' 
which he produced with others sev- 
eral seasons ago. 

Case Is the first one of the kind 
to come before . Equity, although 
there are other Instances In which 
sald,ry .awards have been made 
against . members of the organiza- 
tion. Mkttei' of 'Mr. Shean* of 
vaudeville and *Foliles* note with 
the late 'Mr. Gallagher* has been 
hanging fire for three years. Shean 
was appearing on tour with "Mu- 
sic In the Air,' which closed Sa,tur- 
day (2). 

Shean contended he. ways not re- 
sponsible for the 'Wine' salaries. 
During' last summer case finally 
reached arbitration after many post- 
ponments. When an award of. $8.20 
for salaries, was made against him, 
Shean protested although the ar- 
bitrators ruled that he vras the 
principal officer In the •Wines* cor- 
poiratien and therefore responsible. 
He appealed to Equity to reopen 
the case. Council refusing on the 
grounds that it stands by all arbi- 
tration awards, win, lose or draw. 

Last week the actor moved to 
forestall suspension action by Equi- 
ty, going Into the New York Su- 
preme Court for an order calling for 
Frank Gillmore to appear Monday 
(4) to show cause why Equity 
should not be restrained from ex« 
polling Shean from Equity. Move 
followed Equity's demand on Shean 
that he come before Council to ex- 
plain why he has .not paid the award. 
Case was postponed until next Mon 
day (11). 

Shean says the claims are unjust 
but Toblaa Keppler, his attorney, 
said the actor would pay if con- 
vinced the arbitration was fair. 
Actor decliares that after, the. case, 
one of the players concerned stated 
hie testified because the cast fig 
ured it easy money. On the grounds 
aire new angles on a reputed agree 
ment, Shean asked that the casei be 
reopened. 

. Loss of membership In Equity 
bar^ all players from the legitimate 
theatre unless In shows with all non- 
Equlty people. Until last summer 
there Wits an out for non-members, 
that being the Managers Protective 
Association, so-called Shubert group 
of minagers which had a; 'basic 
minimum agreement' guaranteeing 
the M. P. A. against strikes, but 
permitting two out of 10. players to 
bo •non-Equity in shows produced by 
Al. P. A. members. The agreement 
was voided when the M. P. A, failed 
to make good on salary claims 
awarded by arbitration. So all 
shows, according to Equity, must 
now be 100% Equity or completely 
non-Equity., i _ 



Wednesday (29) wl)en it was known 
the show would not be publicly per- 
formed. Was slated to open fol- 
lowing night. 

•Haywire' was readied by Bl6h- 
ard Aldrich aind Alfred de Liagre, 
Jr. Advance reports were negative 
and managers followed suit Play 
wa^ tried out In a summer theatre 
under title of 'North, of ptoad- 



BevhilU' Next 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

•Eve the Fifth* will be the next at- 
traction at the Beverly Hills Little 
theatre opening Dec IL Oliver 
Hinsdell directs. 

Cast includes Patsy iRuth Miller, 
Biissell Cleaaon, Mary Jo. Ellis, 
William Buronn and Paul Hurst, 



Newest movement to u^e the 
stage as a forum for the advance- 
tinient of hew ideas Is that of th« 
Theatre Uinion, a group Including % 
numbtar of Broadwiay playwrlght« 
whicli bowed In at the 14th Street 
(Civic Repertory theatre) last week 
after a yea.r of preparation. Initial 
attraction Is 'Peace on Earth,' a 
propaganda pla,y; protesting against 
war. 

Group, which includes writers and 
several actors^ Is ;a non-profit or- 
ganizatlbn. For that reason tickets, 
to Its shows are tax exempt, being 
ah even $1.50 top, scale ra:nglng 
down to 30 ..cents. It is the third 
organiza;tlon to gain formal recog- 
nition by the Department of inter- 
nal Revenue, others, being the Clylo. 
Repertory group and the Philhar- 
monic Orchestra, tickets for both 
also being; exempt frpm admissions 
tax. Contention accepted by the de- 
pai'tmcnt is that the perfof'mances 
are educational, also that 'art to 
the , public Is given at low prices.' 
Theatre . Union In addition rates It- 
self as a school for actors.. Aims, 
of the group are set forth In Its 
prospectus In these terms: 

•Ninety . percent Of the people 
are barred from the theatre, we 
believe,, by hlgii admission prices, 
and also, though perhaps they are 
uneohsclous of It, by the remote- 
ness of the - average run of plays 
from their lives and their funda- 
mental problems. 

The Theatre Union isrbulldlng 
a theatre of' the 90%. A theatre 
^hlch ^111 try to reflect with hon- 
esty' and vitality the ecpnomi(C, 
emotional and cultural conflicts 
In the experience of our audience. 
A, theatre which will try to con- 
tribute to those struggles that 
interpretation and excitement 
which seem to. us the purpose of 
the theatre. 

*The Theatre Union will pro- 
duce plays that have meaning for 
and bearing on. the struggles ahd 
conflicts of our tlmies. It does not 
expect that thede plays will fall 
Into the accepted doclal patterns. 
Its point of view is that there . ia 
but one confitructlye guide In th« 
prevailing situation: the inter- 
ests of the great mosses of the 
people> the worklnfir people, the 
workers as a class. 

The Theatre Union Is not a 
business, but an Idea. It has been 
launched with the help of contri- 
butions from many people. It is 
non-profit-making and will main- 
tain Its low-price scale.' 

No B*way Ambitions 
Theatre Union has no Idea of in- 
vading Broadway, and although it 
seeks a substantial subscription list 
has no ambition; to vie with the 
Theatre Guild. T^o more plays are 
slated for presentation at the 14th' 
street spot and are reported to bo 
radical In Ideas. 

Authors on Their Own 
Authors of 'Peace on Ea;rth,» 
George Sklar and Albert Maltz, are 
the Yale alumni who wrote 'Merry- 
Go-Round,* which attracted atten- 
tion last season (but no money)i:as- 
an expose of New T.ork politic^. 
Both are eald to have weU-.to-do 
parents, but. declare themselves to 
be strictly on their own. Same goes 
for Michael Blankfort, who assisted 
in staging ^arth.' Blankfort was a; 
Princeton professor of . psychologry/ 
but didnt'. like pe^SLgogy and Joined 
up with the 'new thinkers' group. 

Theatkv Union was organized 
mostly through the efforts of 
Charles R. Walker, author and edi- 
tor. Advisory board Includes, such 
dramatists as: Sherwood. Anderson* 
Sidney Howard, Elmer Rice, John 
Howard .Lawaon, Lynn Rlggs, 
Morrie Rysklndj authors including 
John Dos Passes, Stephen Vincent 
Benet, John HeiTmann and Lewis 
Mumford. Actors on %h6 board are 
Paul Muni, Blanche Turlcai and- Rose 
McClendon. 

--^Earth— has-^30--speakinE^=^ pat 
playiers all. being Iniquity members. 
Company is not co-operative,, as re- 
ported. Some in the cast are re- 
ceiving more thah the legit code 
minimum, and the low scale indi- 
cates the group Is satisfied to break 
oven. Most of the reviewers greeted 
the show mildly^ with indications oi 
a modest engagement. HoweveF, 
nine sellouts to subscribers wer* 
guaranteed prior to the premiere. 



Tuesday, Diecembcr 5, 1933 



L E GITIMA¥E 



VARIETY 



SS 



Shiibeit tass Tax Attacked as 
tlnrowaway, Unfair Under Code 



HOLLYWOOD SHOWCASE 



Ginger Roger's Ma Opens Spot to 
Test Screen Prospects 



\ 



Elimination of 'pass tsixes' which 
have be^n under criticism ever, 
since the: exactions wejrei started hy 
the Shuberta, is indicated by the 
latter orderlner discdntihu?ince of 
the cellectiori in at least six pf their 
prbadway thea.tres. Pass tax thing 
Ijafl groTV'ji to such proportidns tlvat 
It is being attaclied as a menace tp 
legit thiBatres. actuailly regarded as 
itn evasion of ban. against the 
•tlirowaway' system which was op- 
posed so unif brmiy^ by managers 
that it was ruled out as kn Uiifalr 
pra,ctice iii the legit code. Idea was 
used fpr cheap revivals. 

Soihe idea of how the' piass^tax. 
pitin spread Is had from' the fact 
that more than .3,0.00 persons at- 
tended 'Birthright' oh 'passes' dur-: 
ing its flve-day existence jit th? 
.49th Street,. N. Y. L«yy of 40 cents 
(BO centis on a pass for two) meaint 
that over $1,200 was oollected, 
which was probably more than the 
actual gross. During one week at 
the Elliott, where •Thunder on the 
Left' was playedi 1,100 passes were 
issued, which means that 2,200 per- 
sons were admitted . 'f ree'V That at- 
traction also failed. In both in- 
Btinces the pass money was put Oil 
the weekly statement, authors aiid 
attraction getting that much benefit, 
such as it was< 

Phone Promotion 

Pass-tax system, is held by some 
showmen as ecpriomically wrong. It 
has caused any number of persons 
to expect passes to such an extent 
that even cut-rate ticket sales have 
been materially .jafCected. System 
uses a 'specialist' in giving away 
passes. That person calls, up on the 
telephone and offers the 'courtesies'. 
Long lists of names are then given 
to the box offlces, the "giver-awayer' 
getting 10% of the 'talie'. 

Shubert houses ia,re riot the only 
theatres using the pass-tax gag, but 
in nearly all ...cases that kind of 
small chanee is put on! the state- 
ment. Reciently players on percent- 
age in 'Double Door* at the Ritz 
made a demand that they share in 
the pass money, not accounted for 
6n the statements, -and 4rha.t claiim is 
one of the reasons for the Shuberts 
ditching the system. 

, After insistent protests by L.e- 
jDlang's, it was agreed by the Shu- 
berts that for every show! which, 
that agency has cut-rate allotments, 
there shall be no passes, although 
both house and agency, have the 
privilege of Issuing six pairs week- 
ly, no 'tax' to be collected. 

Understood thiat the National Ab- 
sociation of the Legitimate Theatre 
will scrutinize the pass-tax prac- 
tice on the theory that it is another 
form of throwaways. 



Arthnr's L A. Playlionst 
Bar Is for lien Only' 



Looking for Noel 

Moss Hart, wjio "scrammed" 
aboard a freslgliter bound for 
the Ca:ribbean, returned: last 
week much the wis.er ahout sea 
trips.- Says Noel Coward gave 
hjm the idea and when citch- 
• ing up with that guy. .he.;ll de- 
liver sonxe" pointed remarks. 

Hart was violently ill until 
Jie stepped ashore and took a. 
train back to New York. 



Hollywood, Dec. 
Lela Rogers, mother of Ginger 
Rogers, opferis her .Hollytown house 
tomorrow (Tues.) with 'Eveii a.§ 
Heathens,' by wilHam Jefferson 
Parker. Betty Furness and Jtasbn 
Robards are in top spots. ; 

Studios are co-operating with 
!Mri3. Rogers in her venture, whiph 
is designed to present plays with 
picture possibilities. 



GUILD'S PHUIY ALUES 
RESENT TRYOUT 'SNUB' 








Hollywoocl, 
Hollywood Playhouse, through 
Gfeorge K. Arthur and E3. E. CUVe, 
is to be the town's first house with 
a taproom, but the sign 'For Men 
bniy'- hals been hung out. 
""^iritfe of oiB^©~ rooms is being 
turned iiito a patio iand whatnot to 
.be known aa the 'Green Room Cltib' 
and membership is limited to 100, 
confined mainly to sponsors of the 
theatre. 



In- association with the first , pub 
lie, liquid. Gambol, to be held at the 
Astori N. starting Thursday. (7) 
at dinner time and ending afteV 
breakfast the next ' morning, the 
Lanibs express a change of view- 
point on several matters. 

For the first known tiine in the 
history of the club) newspapermen 
were invited, to attend a luncheon 
Monday (4) at which time the 
executive .comniittee, headed by 
Robert L. Hague, talked over plans 
for the affair. Hague is an oil mag^ 
nate £ind has been the Lambs' angel 
during the finandial crisid. Dra- 
riiatic. editors w;ere asked to. sit-in 
but the 12.30 noOn date was appar- 
ently too early for most of the boys 
arid Only three attended. Although 
therie is . no rule barring ropbrters 
from membership, it' has been ia,n 
nnwrlttien custom of the^Lambs that 
way. There are, however, several 
newspapermen.- who.- are members, 
elected at a time when they were 
otherwise ■ o^uupifid;: it" Is under- 
stood/. Whether newspapermen 
would be welcbriied as members now, 
hot stated. 

Am^ther cha:nge in the Lambs 
rule^ removed the ban against ferh- 
irilKo artists in a Gambol, for the 
ocoiislon of Thursday's affair In any 
event. Show will Include Mary 
Lewis, who In private life is Mrs. 
Hague, and the three daughters of 
Fred Stone-^Dorothy, Paula, and 
Carol. Among the special skits is: 
•As Millions Cheer,' with three sec- 
tions billed 'Let 'Em Drink Cham-, 
pagne,' 'Theatre GUilty,' and 'Off the 
Gold Standard.' Other skits include 
'Mad Dog,' a Hitler travesty, and 
Ye Awakening Of John Bacchus 
Barleycorn.'- Arthur Hurley la the 
Collie, for the show. 

Boxes for the Gambol are $20 per 
person. For the dinner, which in^ 
clydes the entire event to breakfast 
tickets are $12.50.. Professionals not 
able to attend early will be admitted 
after 11 p. m. for $2i50 each. 



Equity Nixes Sunday New Year s Eve 
Shows; OJL's Pre-Xmas Concessions 



Philadelphia, Dec. 4. 
Subscribers to New York's Thea- 
tre .Guild season here are ahnoyed 
over the fact that only one of the 
five scheduled shows has been Pre- 
sented as yet. It being 'Biography.' 
Attraction was welcomed, but. the 
subscribers are reported haying 
queried the Guild iiYiy neither 'Mary 
Of Scotland' nor 'Ah, Wilderness' 
was booked into Philly. 

They -point out that both, suc- 
cesses were presented in stands fur- 
ther away, and are particularly 
burned up over, f he ~ playing of both 
'JUary' arid 'Wilderriess' in Pitts- 
burgh prior to their Broad\va)y 
premieres, Subscribers .feel sriubbled 
isince Indications are^ that neither 
show will be seen, here until , next 
season. . 



jr. Checks Old Man 



Benefit Swells Fands 
Of Stage Relief, $1,245 

stage Relief Fund showed a cash 
balance on harid of $2,320 last. Fri- 
day .(1). Sbriiewhat more action 
was rioted In contributions, but the 
legit Sunday berieflt shows will 
probably continue tp be the mb.in 
source of revenue. 

•Weekly firiaricial statement: 

Grace H- Phllbrook $10 

A. Genevieve- McLean , ... lO 

Geraldine . Fairar. . . . , « • • • • 25 

Mary MelUsh ^ , . . ,10 

Benefit,; 'Her Master's Voice' . 1,245 
Sale of programs. .... . . . i . . . 60 

Other contributions... 12 



Audience af. a performance 
of .'Hold Your Horses.' Winter 
Garden, N- Y„ last week got 
extra Ittughs when joe Cook 
ad-libbed with his sriiall febh. 
Leo, who was in the front row. 
Star started . to tell the kid 
about '.the three little wolves 
and the big, bad pig,' yoimgr 
ster cutting in. to tell his dad 
that that was all wrong. 

Sitting next to Lep was Doris 
Cppk, cpriiediari's i5-year-0ld 
daughter. 





DEMAND 




it^s Internationial 

At the openmg of the Jerome K 
Jerome revival of 'Pissing of the 
Third Floor Back,'. i)resented at the 
Empire by the Dickspn-Kenwin 
Players, the*, came the line where 
a femnie character says, 'You riiust 
come up and see us ispme time;' 
It meant .'Mae West* to the first 
ight audience and broke, up a se 
vibus scene. ' 



JBipgLBiilckJt.qUCJiL 



' Chicago, Dec. 4. 

Theatre Guild brings back 'Biog- 
raphy* into the Erlanger on Dec. 25 
Ina Claire played a two-week en- 
gagement at this house last month 
to terrific scllput arid would have 
held over except for previous book- 
ings out of town. 

Play breaks its route in Detroit, 
cancelling five additional Weeks to 
Jump back to Chi. 



Total ..••.«•• •'•.<>.•.• $1,372 

Gross receipts. ; . . iv. . . 71,897 

Gross disbursements. i ; . . .-. 69,577 



$2,320 



LYTEgE'S STOCK HOITrH 

Bert Lytell Is on his way to Kan- 
sas City to play four weeks witb the 
Oberf elder stock theatre. He opens 
Dec. 10 at the Shubert In '10 Mlhute 
Alibi.' -. 

.Lytell will go over the circuit 
which has been laid out for theise 
companies and which -Includes St. 
Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville and 
Coluhibus. 



.Pittsburgh, Dec. 4^ 
Legit prospects here nbt rosy for 
remainder of season, through no 
fault, of business possibilities either. 
I.t's simply that there aren't enough 
shows to be had. 

tiast week, Thiariksglying, and air 
ways, a sell-out at Nixon regardlei^s 
of attraction,, found house without a 
booking, and it was a 100-tb-l shot 
that any piece to come in would 
have walked off with a profit. They 
were hungry for entertainment, with 
i-esult that ilussian Opera .com- 
pany's, one-night stand, at Syria 
Mosque in '^e Coq d'Or' drew a 
cipacity house, stround 4,000 cus- 
toriiers, who paid close tO $8,500; at 
$3.30 top to see a second-rate pro- 
duction. 

Nixbn relights this week with Eva 
Le Gallienne's troupe, doing five 
performances of 'Alice In Wonder- 
land,' two of 'Romeo find Juliet,' and 
one of . 'Hedda Gabler'. Next Mon- 
day 'Follies' comes iri . at $3.85 top, 
stiffest' tarift for any show here so 
far this year, with . following week 
dai*k. Walter Hampden tentatively 
scheduled for week of repertoire, 
opening Christmas night, but aftier 
that nothing in sight. 



Equity declined request of Broad- 
way managers to make an exception 
in the no-Sunday perfoi'mahce rule ., 
and' permit playing on New Year's 
eve; but did make a; .concession, 
the .matter laying 
Christmas. Passing Gt the bid year 
falls on the Sa.bbath this December. 

■Showmen figui-b that the. 
celebration 

night relegating the -usually strong . 
Saturday evening to ordinary,,, par- 
ticularly because . the ensuing. Mon- 
day is a holiday. That is further 
indicated by the announcements by 
■hotels and. ckfes : which offer table 
reservations on Sunday, the .31st. 
Ticket agencies take the same slant 
arid, none is loading Up with, tickets, 
which as .usuiai are tilted .in! . price 
for Saturday regardles!s of the Sim- 
day celebration plans. 

iUmoro .Won't ove 

Mariagers committee called on 
■Frank GiUniore with the iSurtday 
night Idea; Equity^ head . answered 
that because legit shows on Sunday 
are illegal, he could hardly ask 
meriibers to go counter to the sta^ 
tute. Gillmore admitted that the 
magistrates migrit wihk at vioia- 
tions m this instanje. particularly 
in light of: the fact .that nearly all 
other forms of amuscriient except 
legit are countenanced oh Sundays, 
but. that since Equity's members 
hkve voted, against Sundays severa!! 
times, he mUf t refuse to call a spe- 
cial meeting \yhich is the only way 
the concession could be obtained. 

Equity announced that two weeks* 
layr'Off before Christmas would be 
okay this seasbn; If certain "condi- 
tions arie agreed on by managers. 
Shpuld any show go dai'k for two 
weeks, managfra must pay. $30 
weekly to actors for living expenses, 
junior riiembers to get $25 and. 
chorus to be paid. $24.60. 

However,, if a show lays oft for 
two weeks, roan?iger riiust guaran- 
tee that . it will play at least two 
we^ks upon resumption. Any play- 
er havirig a rim of the pilay contract 
who does not accept the conditions 
of a two -week lay-off- is -permitted 
to give notice to the manager, ter- 
minating the contract. 



STMLEY SMITH NOT TOUBING 

Stanley Smith has tendered hlis 
notice to the joe Cook show, 'Hold 
Tour Horses' for Its road tour. 
Wants to continue picture and ra- 
dio work. 

Smith receritly finished a short 
for Warner Bros, at the Brooklyn 
studio, entitled 'The Silver Lining,' 
with Dorothy Stone and Gus Shy. 



Phiia. Mobifizes to Help Theatre 
In kterests of General Business 



Jersey for Its Chain 

Charles P. WinKelmann, . general 
manager for the .Playhouse Oper- 
ating Co., move4 his headquarters 
for the next few months:;to Prince* 
ton, N. j., where tliey are taking 
over a. new house thli week. 

this is the first theatre for this 
company in New Jersey, their other 
14 hoiises. being in Long Island, 
Westchestbr county and Connecti^ 
cut. Several other houses are be- 
ing considered in the New Jersey 
territory an . ill probably be 
taken; over, within the next few 
months. 



Scout Rural Tryput 

Albany....Dcjc !._.4; . 

'The Boulevard,' a new play by 
Alice Kennedy Partelio, will be 
given a tryput tomorrow (5) by a 
group of amateur players at tho 
Strattbn theatre in Middletown. 

Sidney S. Cohen of New York 
and representatives of the Shuberts 
have evinced an interest in the play 
and will attend the performance to 
determine whether it is Of profes- 
.sional cipilibrd. 



Philadelphia, Dec. - . ~ 
hat Philadelphia, business inter- 
ests are" seriously concerned over 
the legit theatrical situation here is 
again apparent In the announce- 
ment of a luncheon -to forriiulate 
plan for a big mass meeting tp dis- 
cuss the subject. 

Lunchebri iat the Warwick today 
(the 4th) will be tittended by Dr. 
Herbert Tily, Jack Kelly, liew Demr 
ocratic leader (and brother of 
George Kelly), Judge Harry Mc- 
Deyitt, Leopold Stokow^ski, Mrs. 
Gustave Itetterer, head of associ-. 
ated women's clubs; JJrs. Joseph 
Sncllenburg; Mrs. Robert von 
Moschitzker; (Seorige Elliott, .secre- 
tary of the Chamber Of Comhierce; 
A. H. Geuting, president of the 
Chestnut Street Business Men's As- 
sociation; Philip Price, and Maurice 
Speiser, prominent lawyers; Dr. 
Charles BeuiT. president Of Teriiple 
CoJIcge;_Jo^seph Wjdene^ 
liam dlothier, ari^ others, y 
Producers Off Town 
idea is to do something to help 
the present parlous conditions of 
the legit which has resulted in New 
York producers being afraid to 
bring any shows to Philly. 

'Buy-thcrtheatre' movement will 
be ba.spd entirely on economic and 
general busines.s interests and not 
^ou any ey^clal ptaaat^ oi tb« Ui«aU«* 



Fords Dark on Holiday, 
First Time in 17 Yrs. 

iBaltlmore, Dec. 4. 

Ford's, UBO house, da,rk last 
week, first Thanksgiving stanza 
Wearihg shrouds in 17 years. Sud- 
den cancellation of 'Design for 
.tiiving' road compiiny came' tOo 
late to grab any other attraction. 
As stands, nothing else definitely 
.slated till Xmas week brings In Ina 
Claire's 'Biography,' 'which the 
Guild last week elected to move up 
from original booking in. late. Janu- 
ary., rhtimated the Behrmah play 
will close tour here, enabling Karlo 
Larrimore to steii into rehc-nrsal.s 
of next .O'Neill. opuH, 'D.'iys. With- 
o-ut End.' 

At stock Auditoriijm last week, 
Charles Emf-ixon Cook Playerij, 
with town to it.silE, approximated 
:$4, 00Q-on ^-'A.uinrn n,<!rrj;fMis.'__\Vlth lex-: 
tra riifitinoo, 'ri>).s sf'Sfiioh troupe' is 
offpring 'Another Language," Ol'enn 
A ndfTs fjucst-starring, 



PAR'S PLAY B,tJY 

Hollywood, Dec. 4. 

'Ladifs .Should Listen,' by George 
Broxbourno. .and Alfred Pazamsl, 



Tarr^ Frisco B.O. Man; 
Wanton Bandit Victim 



San Francisco, Dec. 4; 

Frisco is aroused over the killing 
of Hewlett 'Hughle' Tarr, Curran 
treasurer, who was shot Tuesday 
night (28) by a wouid-be bandit 
half an hour before curtain time fot 
'Show iBoat*. 

Tarr was at the box-ofllce window 
serving a line of customers when 
the gynm'ah walked" ulJ with' the ii'p-' 
parent Intention of holding up the 
place. But when he saw Howai-d 
Lang, co-owner of 'Show Boat,' Lee 
Parvln, company manager, and 
Maury Ohearn, treasurer, police be- 
lieve the bandit got excited and shot 
Tarr, fleeing without realizing he 
had killed hini as he held up the 
Koffee .Kup,^ mi.riUtes. later 

arid again escaped. 

Tarr didri't kriow what got him. 
He suddenly turned to others In the 
b.o., said 'What was that?' as he 
heard the shot, clutched hl.s heart, 
staggered to the iateps of the b.o. 
ante-room and - collapsed, dying in 
lesis than five minutes^ 

Half an hour later his finance. 
Dorothy Reade, cashier at the 
Pompeii, walked into the lobby to 
keep a dinner date with Tarr to 
whom she had recently become en- 
gaged.' 



Gag Mellers jby Midgets 



-Something of a -novelty, that- 
oi cast of midj,Ms appearing' in' 
melodrama, is planned for Broad- 
way thl.s riibnth, and rohear.sals 
started Monday. 

=:'=^TiCster-=Ai=^S nii th-hepc4b f or i den^^ 
•unod with slock, has the plan in 
7i!i.nd. Shows arc not prppo.s'od as 
kid entertainment, but for adults, 
performarices to be straight, but ex* 
pcoted to result, of course, in com- 
edy. Proposed to attract stoy-ups 
by holding several nriklnlght per- 
formances. 
First shows will bo revivals. 'No 
Mans, to iQuidtt lisa^. ibo /rtaritf. 



54 



VARIETY 



I. E G I T I M A T E 



Tuesday^. December 5, 1933 




on 




MAIiY OF SCOTLAND 

'Romantic drama In blank verse, In three, 
acta . and eight . ac'ehes. Featuring Helen 
Hayes, Philip Iferlvale and Hialen -Menken. 
'Written by Maxwell Anderson,. Btaged by 
Theresa Helbum, with .settings and cos- 
tumes by Robert Edmohd Jones. ' Presented 
by the Theatre' Guild at thfr Alvln, New 
York, Nov. 27. 

john Knox. i • . oroinl Olsen . 
Earl, of Bothwell. ......... .PhlUp Merivale 

Chatplard , . .Edward Trevor 

Mary Stuart......;'. .....Helen Hayea 

Due de Chatelherault. i t/eonard WlUey 

Ellza;beth Tudor... i . .Helen Menkein 
Ijord Burghley. .......... GeoKge Coulourls 

X'ord Damey. Anthony Keiiible-^^tfoiier 
Iiord Douglas.. ............. .Edgar Barrier 

David Rlzzlo.-. . i, . . .; .Philip I^elgh 

Earl, of ' Moray 'WUto.n Graff 

Maltland. , . .'. -..i.^ ^EmeSt Xiawford 

Loird Huntley.. .......... ...Charles Dalton 

Lord Morton .Stanley Ridges 

Lord Throgmorton....... ...Ernest Cosseirt 

Lord . Gordon. . ;FhIllp Fost^ 



Majcwell Anderson's neW . i)lay, 
coming 'to.': Br'oiadWay Jieiraided by 
the ringing, acclia.im of ..its prellnii- 
nary appearance In -Boston, turns 
out to be the most slgnlfleant pro- 
duction of the season- thus far, as 
much for. its' Intrinsic' 'merit as. for' 
its ausjpices and the piotal?le group 
of players, who. give it realization. 
In its high romantic drama, in the 
be«uty of its writing and 'emphat- 
ically in thie magnificence oiE its 
playing, it overshadows the .same 
"author's 'Elizabeth the' Queen,', 
which was regarded by many thea- 
tregoers as tho h'lgS spot of the 
.season of its presentation.. ". 

Guild has a tradition of dolnk: 
things on an eqjtraordlnarly gerier- 
ous scaie-r-Its sucbesses as. well a^ 
its failures. Its grand' gesture yrltfx 
'Mary of j Scotland.' Is q^e, the 
most iiweeping. Stagiiig of a royai,; 
historical fomahce', done in blank 
verse and almost epic.'iA its dimen> 
'Blbris 'is 'k formidable undertaking ih 
tKese'timieS; Ther6 IS sca'r<|eiy anyr , 
one else iii'. the. niodera -theattre it 
"wouldn't d.aunt, 'And there is'ycarce-" 
ly anyone else in the. modern the- 



atre equlppied to carry such a ven- 
ture to happy outcome.. 

■The deciding factor here Is sur 
perlatlve acting by at cast Impressive 
in its assembling of important 
players. Of the three featured 
peoplCj any one 'Would ,be a . s.urety 
of public attention alone; Together, 
Helen Hayes, Helen Metiken and 
Philip Merivale make a potent iat-. 
traction. 

Story is that Miss Menken . hesi- 
tated lohg at taking a secondary role 
In the t>lay, having at the same time 
an alternative of a star . par.t in a;n- 
other play, now current on Bi'oad- 
It wa^. the Guild auspices and 



can rearrange the routine, for he Is 
a good showman. On . later for a 
specialty with his 'shadows,' one 
small and one large youngster, who 
hoofed along with him, they were 
introduced as coming- from the Got-: 
l^on ipiub, also suggestive that the 
show was being strung out. 

There are a flocic' of arrangers, 
and Included ate Ferde Grofe and 
Will Vodery.. Not easy to pick out 
the best , tunes, because the- pit band 
waEt too blatant. First number that 
registered wa:8 'Walkln' the Chalk 
liinc,' sung by Mary MattheWs and 
Henry Williams. 'I Just Couldn't 
Take It' Is a lament, quite e?ftended, 
but probably a justified . exception, 
iritroduded by Gretchen Branche, a 
cutie, and Phil Scott, it was taken 
up by Miss Perry, and shfe scored^ 

Nat N; Dorf man Is the head man 
with the skits. His travesty, called 
Design for Living In Harlem,' was 



way. - .. - - 

a growing infatuation for the Eliz ^ ^ i. 

abeth part that finally swayed her typlj<vl and funny enough, .It gave 
decision. A decision that turns otit | free pla.y . to. the comics, Eddie Hun* 



LOTS to live FOR.... 
PLENTY to live WITH ... f 
when youget.oldor...lF 
YOU HAVE THE MONEY!; 

Mike . certain NOW of this yltaij 
financial Becurlty fot yovi later; 
years. • 

Let us show you, how to provide; 
an Jnconie for tiie future — fori 
•any emergency — that will be paid; 
to you every month for lite-^' 
even If you lived' to be, over a 
hundred years. ^ 

For further information write 

JOHH J. 

K EM P 

551 Fifth Av., NbW York City 

Phones: Murray Hill 2—7838-9 

Every f^qrm. of Inswrancn 
to F it Yo^ r Nee d s 



happily, for her playing of the Eng- 
lish. Queen, remorseless, ruler, 
shrewd politician and philosopher, 
supplies one of the. high plades In a 
memorable evening. In the theatre. : 
Helen Hayes as Mary Queen 'Of 
Scots earns bright new laurels. The 
role fits Itself to talent for playing 
subtly sympathetic, heroines. ;. Her 
Mary is at once appealing iand 
queenly. It was a happy stroke to 



ter, Jpbn Mietson and. Speedy .Snilth, 
Latter Is a rotund . fellow with a 
high, . squeaky voice that brought 
giggles. All ttirefe cbuntifed, too, In 
the 'Mikado' number. 'Oh the Spot,' 
with the same comics Ih action, reg- 
istered,, but "was o'ver time. Edith 
Wilson figured in several, skits «hd 
soloed, numbers, "best of Which was 
Conceihtr'ate • ' a Little on' ' Love.* 
Dorfman's 'Maedchen Without Unl 



cast'thls petite actress for 'the figure form,' with the-glirls in lace sqanties, 
of Scotland's illrstarrCd :monaroh, | okay, too.. H43 Vplnn^r at Eight,' 
Her small person garbed, in the. 
pompous robes of ..state focus the 
whble. purpose of th6 play, to pre- 
sent a debatable historical character 
in a wholly sympathetic light. Mary 
of jScot'land is a ready-made subr 
ject for historical muckraking in the 
modern' manner, but Anderson goes 
to the other extreme, : rejecting all 
that does not seirve. his romantic 
purpoiae. 

To the same end the lines Jai"^ In 
mietered .measures,, a, medium that 



With apologies ' to' the" picture ver 
sion; was" hot: sO hot dbwn at the 
finale of the show, but the several 
picture stars were, impersonated, in 
a way.. " 

Hdbfing deipartment was not. over- 
emphasized Ijedaiise' 6t Robinson's 
presences, ' mostly being ''ensemble 
work. Yet thefe are Slappy Wal- 
lace, - Eddie: Thompson and iTohnnir 
Worthy. Also. - Louise Madison, a 
clever girl' tapper; '. Worthy . and 
Thompson; ' a' heat ' team, and, of 



strange; orchestra 

Comedy In three acta presented at the 
Playhouse Nov, 24 by Charles Hopkins 
and Raymond Moore; written by Rodney 
Aclcland; ataged by Hopkins; Cecilia 
Loftus and Edith Barrett starred. : 
Vera Lyndon. ... . .Cfcollla Loftiis 

George. • Gerald pilver-Smlth 

Val Harry BUerbe 

Esther Lyndon .Helen Trenholme 

Freda. Mary Newnhanv-DavJs 

Laura;. ...... . ...... , .Valerie jGossiirt, 

Jlmmlei .Robert .,C. Conway; 

Gordon liVndon. . , •. . .'Leslie Denleon 

Jeiiny Lyndon ........ . . ; v . Bd.lth Barrett • 

Peter . . , . , Ian ■ Emery 

Sylvia, i ....... .... . . - . .Patricia Calvert 

Looks like a mistake In , judgment 
to' have.- accepted this play froth 
London. Reports of its engagement 
there are variiable, but it Is quite 
definite that 'Strange Orchestra' 
won't do. here.. 

: Slovenly ~ acted, it concerns slov- 
enly persons in the main, the re- 
sult-: being a mediocrity — not diver ^ 
slon. Play Is set In & drab London 



flat -which is a rooming houstt. 
tenanted by the landlady's several 
mature children and some ntlsceU 
laneous embiyo writers, also an un« 
attractive actress,. 
' Managerial duo presenting the 
shov^ is Charles Hopkins and Ray- 
mond Moore, a new combination. 
They apparently liked the script, 
but others didn't. Play has been 
around for about two .years, re- 
jected by picture concerns, tpo. ; 
li One keen bbser'ver 'described 'Or- 
chestra' as a combination of 'Three. 
Cornered Moon' and Checkhov, but 
the 'Moon' part of it isn't humor* 
ousiy luhey, In fact the show fur- 
nished -a minimum of fun. Only 
first night laugh, came when Vera 
the landlady 'was accused of ha'vlng 
been a 'taxt,' old gal replying she 
Ivasn't-^she claimed, to. have been a 
courtesan. . 

Characters seemed out of tune 
with things. One newly, wedded 
(Continued on page 63) 




bnei kxicepts as the only way td trea;t c<jurse. Miss thoini^. 



the Subject. Style is rerfiarkably 
clear and simple In the riSadih'g by 
this brilliant cast,' the. roHinir lines | 
proving singularly appropriate' 'to I 
the. stately ' Settings and locale. 

Merivale, -the soldierly Ibver 'ismd I 
defender of the queen (record thiat 
he -was a conscle'ncless bully ' ahd- 
libertine' is ignored) completes the | 
featured trio, contributing an ad- 
mirable performance to round out I 
an acting organization that will . 
stand its a ndark for producers' to. 
shoot at. Rush. 



'Blackbirds' is Leslie's best ^effort] 
to date, '^^Ith 'his Harlem' cohorts. 
He .'W;a8 In- the "pit' most of tlie time; 
and should have**' r'ecClIzed that the 
performance •wi's too loiid. and I 
long; ' Ihee: 



BLACKBIRDS 



. Lew Leslie's colored revue, presented In 
two parts at the- Apollo Dec.' 2 by Sepia 
Guild Players, Inc. Book by Nat Dortman, 
Mann HoUner arid Leslie. Score iand. lyrics 
by HoUner;: Alberta Nichols,- Joe Toungr, 
^ed. Waiahlngton and .Victor Toung. DACces. 
atagei^ by,.M Rilchard.. 
. B^it Robliiaon featured, supported by John 
Mason, Edith Wilson, JStfdle ^Hunter,: Wor- 
thy and ThdmpsbM, Kjathryn Peny, Speedy, hot make 
Smith, - Slappy 'Wfillace, " Brady Jackson, 
Bine McAUiston James Thomas Boxwlll,. 



THE SCORPION 

Melodranta in ' three acts- presented at { 
the Biltmore, Noy. 27, by Maris Produc- 
tion, Inc,; written by Bernard 'J. Mc- 
Oweh;'- slagged by Bernard j. Steele. 

Capt, Roger OWen...-^' Leslie Austen] 

'Lleat, Stuart Duncan... .J. Malcom- Dunn 
Lieut. Nell Lambert. ...Allen B. Nourse I 

Major Linton , .Frederick Forrester 

Trpoper Hawley ......Harry Sothern 

Emir Qtiertassl .Douglas Oeratd. 

Illyana Lortay-Randall. Annette Margules 
Zulelka. .... ...,<,,, . .-. .-. . . .Beatrice Allen I 



_ Jiist a stray Broadway.. That^s 
the 'way ' it, ItfbjLed' opening night; 
and subsequent performances could' 
It- acy better-^If 'The| 
Scorpion' is stll.l on the .boards. 



Set ,lh , the scorching Soudan 



Xiionel. Monagas, Henry Williams, Mary 

Matthews, Lbulse Madison, Phil Scott, i.^^ ... ■^^Ui-'-^itv.^-ii^tt.^A 
Grotclien Branche, Al Richard, Martha | desert, most , of ..the . limited cast are 
Thomas, . Duncan Sisters, Elols© "Uggams, 
-James gkelton,. Too Swee^t, Tonl Ellis, ObcH 




Mfcc^'s. choir, pike Davltf orchestra. 



MiQM STUDIOS , 
CULVEft CITY, CALlF. 



I'Blackblrds* has enough good stuff 
to ~^ut it abross. Productively it is 
the top colored revue 'to date but 
chances ■vvrere dented by first night 
errors and the indicatlonig' are that 
this type, of sho^ isn't aM i)opular 
as before. 

Lew Leslie had his troupe out for 
about k month, and there was plenty 
of opportunity to cut it. Sketches, 
although distinctly better than ex- 
:pected, all too Ibngi Some. of the 
■riumbers ditto and several suhg so 
loud as to be irritating. Perforin- 
ance stretched out so inuch that the' 
first-nighters wearied, curtain final- 
ly, dropping at quarter to 12. 

There" are two outstanding, pro- 
'ductloii numbers, spotted 'at the first 
part nnaie arid the opt^nlng of the. 
second act. Respectively they are 
'Victim of the Voodo Drums,' cred- 
ited to Joseph" Toun^i Ned Wash- 
ington and Victor Ifoung, arid 'Mi- 
kado in Harlem,' adapted by. 'Marin 
HoUner and Alberta Tsrlchols; 

The "Vbodob ntimber Is combined 
with a travesty on 'Erii'pei;or Jones,' 
and its' conclusion briiigs on the eri-. 



supposed . riti^h cayalry officers, 
out ther^ where, ho .'wl^J^ w.oiriani 
ever visitsji' . 'S.tdry /told in fair 
enough .fashion seemed, to laze| 
along. 

Anyway, the off-stage plane ef- 1 
fects were good.-. .Plane, comes down 
from the sky 'for some reason, I 
crashes and a woman is carried ! 
Into Surgeon Major. Linton's quar- 
ters. Her comi^anlon is killed. 
Major ta a. woman hater, but he re-r 
vives niyana' Lortay -Randall and 
gives her his bedroom. Reason, 
later explained, Is that Illyana is his | 
estranged <wife, who walked out on i 
him ■when he; needed her most, 
'ruining his. life.' However, hels 
now an army qff leer under another 
nariie. 

Illyana is hardly revived when she I 
starts on the - make, .Capt. ■ Roger { 
Owen being • the. rie,w .boy friend. 
Owen, in charge of the post, s.ends 
the others out .6n a phoney expedi- 
tion to Investigate a reputed up- 
rising of the tribes. Idtea Is fb ha've. 
a • wefek . - alone - with the woman. 
Upon their return there Is a con- 
test between Major arid- Illyana over. 
Owen, who Is supposed .to- return to 
England arid , n^rry. 

Something happens, ito. Illyaria,! 
Native , womari' .Zttleika gives her 
slow poison, antidote foir "which only 
,the major knqws. .Reason' IS that { 




TEARFROOF 

SMaybettine 

==^Here's=^whaf^youive -been 

wanting — for off stage: 

and on. A real eyelash 
' darkener; one fhaf goes 

on right the first time and f 

that won't run, smear w, 

snriart with tears or per- 

'Spiratloh. Posftlvely non-Smartthgl 

popular mascara with the profession. Perfectly 
■Jiarinless. Try the NEW Maybelllhe. Black or 
Brown, 75c 'at any toilet goods counter. 




I.a^mble In barbaric splendor. .iFeath 
I e'red c6sturixe3 ;ln even greater pro 

1 fusion than the standout number of I 'the redhead' niTght resuriiea Riviera 
the first 'Blackbirds' vybuld do credit 'roriiarice 'with Emir, wlio — 
to' any revue. - 

'Mikado' Is highly amusing, al 
though it starts with a male chorus 
which, yelled because called oh to 
sing above the orchestra.. Latter at 
this point seemed Intent on. drown- 
ing out the warblers. Kathryn t>erry 
as Yum YUni -was also one of 'Three 
Little Maids from School,' the lyric 
-fla,ylng-±hay- ^flrfl lea rnin g how 't o 



The most 




.EYELASH BEAUTIFIER 



totei their whiskey sours.' 

Bill Robinson 'was on shortly aft- 
terward with a backing of dancing 
girls led by the singing arid dancing | 
Martha. T.hQmas, .a._cAloirM J?ojJnter- 




ere 



Tffeatr^s Eve 
Hap^ - sho/wn . Huge 

U 



Betng Atranged] Now 
Par the Season 1954-55 



with 







by Marc Connelly 

# It took the Afemphis Manager 5 days to get his ♦^eet 
pathe grbuh'cl" aftier playing this whirlwind attraiitiPn 



THE AUDITORIUM 





MEMPHIS. .TENNESSEE 
Iteveinbep 28, 1933. 

Mr* Gharlaa Stewart;, 
Liweaoe Rivers. Ine;'v 
10 West 44th Stre'e.t* 
•)few;Xprk* • ' • 

'ily dear! kr. ^lt<!ir!Eir.i;t 

DuT^ing ny.llfetiQS. in th« show buslriesa {.have 
wrlttoA ftany latt^ra from. which I.hav« deviv«d nuob plea^up^f 
but X Wotilallka- to say to you .frankly that I believe i ~ 
am getting mora .pleaaura from this letter to you than ah^ 
I ;taATa ayor writsan* : ' ' 

It haa-.isBkon. U9. about five daya to get our *f eat 
on the. ground" following .the edgagemdnt. of "ORBEN PASTtlRGS,*- 
In addition to the fact that -it la the gtreatest attraetl-onl 
.from a flaenblar stan'dpblat that wa have ever had In; €ha 
building* 

It was indeed a pleasure to do business with 
your organlzfation* 'I Have been in the business over twenty- 
flva years 'and I will . venture tb .aay that I have never seen 
a road attraction .handled , mora pi^rfeetly and wi.th such har- 
mony. aa 'Korean 'Pastures From the front! door to the baok, 
thlnga ran Ilka ! clock work, and I have neyer cbma In oontaot 
with a manager who iwas so: willing to do /-things and work .do 
bard to make an engagement sucoessful as Mr« Clarenae Jaoobson* 
it was a ploaaure to.irork with him. 

, To my way of thinking. It is absolutely marvelous 
the manner .In which thla attraction Is being recel-vod in 
the South and the attitude of the Southern people towetrda it* 

Again allow me to express my appreoiatl.on for the 
opportunity of dealing with your organization* 



With kindest ragarda« I am 




Very' tr 



AHa/a 




had - en- 
joyed her favorjg. Later Zuleika] 
knifes the Emir to death, discover- 
ing he had caused her brother t6.| 
have his eyes burned out. Arid be- 
cause of lUyaha's treachery, Owen ! 
nearly has his . eyesight ruined, too, 
when he's caught riibbering at a-l 
conclave of native chieftains. Any- 
how, .'When the captain learns what I 
kind of a dam e is th is lUvana, he 



departs to meet his flance. 

Sounds, like a^ heap Of story. I 
Acting isn't so large. Annette | 
Margules is the . woman illyana. 

_ _ Probably another - actress woia ldn't | 

part of ]inir"Peri1ilWton \vlren^lieiTiave'~^(Tp^^^^ per-" 
first joined 'Scandals.* Robinson haps it. was the director who made 
was introduced as the guest star, bor scream and . exclaim withoutH 
but, as a matter of fact, he is per- warning or much reason. Miss 
manentiy so slated and is the show's Margules is said to have been in 
top featured player. ISTuriibet inti-o- | 'White -Cargo' in Its very early days..] 
duced was 'Doin' the Shim Sharii.' 
Robinson is still the beat colored | 



Company of 106 4 Boggage Cars 
3 Agents in Advance 

BEVERLY KELLEY, Press Representative 
WILLIE SCHNEIDER, Business Manager 
FRED DAVIDSON, Second Mati 
CLARENCE JACOBSON, Company Manager 

For dates and terms communicate with CHARLES G. STEWART, 

General Manager Laurence Rivers, Inc;, 

19 W. 44th St., New York City. 



do virhat 



tapper on the stage: But he isn't 
appedrlng at the greatest advantage 
In the revue. Because of the length 
of the show, ImpresRlon was that 



Robinson Is to blame. Tap artist i else will. 



Several- IDnglish players 
they can as officers. 

Show produced at very small co.«t 
and salaries around the code mini- 
mum. Maybe the pass money i;' 
n.9urGd on to keep it going. Nolhin;. 



THE4REEN 
PASTURES" 



Now Breaking House Records in Texas 



Ibee. 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



LEGITIM4¥E 



VARIETY 



5S 




W Perks Up; 
Husic 
Scram Chi h 



Chicakp, Dec. 
Wails are rlialngr to heaven among; 
the legit men In this town. They 
are sitting up nights trying to ex- 
plo-ln why New Tot-k should have 
the biggest legit seftson In years 
while Ghi'cittgo hasn't Any at all. 

Two shows that received landing 
notices, 'Bittersweet' and 'Music In 
the Air' couldn't even get started and 
both go out. 'Bltterswefet*. is going on 
the road tor a try while 'MUslc* for- 
gets a,bout it. 
'bailor Beware* Is mariaglhg slow- 



dlJT OF TOWN REVIEW I Shoi^s in Rehearsal 



ROMEO AND JULIET 

(Katharine Gornell) 

Suffald, Dec. 4. 
I Prmlere prrtentatlon by Katharine Cor- 
neU of 'Ronleo arid Juliet,', staged by Guth- 
rie McCimtocfc. Settings and . costumes de- 
signed , by Woodnjan Thompson. Erlanger 
theatre; Buffalo, Nov, 20. 
iVarlB, ....... . . . . . ., George Mttcready 

' .... i A. P. Kaye- 

. .David Glassford 
- .Dasll Rathbone 
..y. Orson Welles 
. .Qtinrles BroUaw 
. francls Moran 
..Charles Waldron 
....Irving Morrow: 

.. ..Brenda Forbes 

; . , ^ Merle Mftddern 
Katharine Cornell 
,. Alice John 



'talent' (John Golden), 
ale; 



...^....« 



...«........* 



........4.4 



I M6ntague 

Capulet 
J Romeo. ....'«.. b . 4 i 

Mercutto. 

Benvolio. 

I Tybalt..., 

' I<yiar Laurence. 
' Balthnsar, .;....>>.,••..•' 

Ididy Montague, ......... 

liady Capulet . i . 4 .<••.. . 

' Juliet, .k. ......... ... ...*.. 

Nurso »'.■«-« •'• 



..»...< 
..*........< 



With this premiere presentation 
of her much hefalded 'Romeo aiid 
Juliet' at the Erlanger, Buffal.?, 
Katharine Cofiiell, despite all of the 
1 glpinour lent to Shakespeare's fa- 
vorite heroine by. one of the first 
•jsanor jaeware is manaBMie bi^w- ■ ladies of the contemporary 8t»*80, 
Iv to overcome the adverse notice^ despite i fast moving, riclily^colored 
from the legit critics and beginning production and a tender and loyelv 
to build. Seats are selling two portrayal by the.: star, does not 
weeks In advance at present which emerge- wholly . unscathed. Unf ovr, 
ouiets all reports about Immediate tuiiately, there were in the premiere 
closing, with the advance sale ex- I audience, even as there must be ,m 



hlblting increased gross flgures. 

Tbwn. ls down to three ghowiS, one 
of which is a stock niiisical affair 
at the Garrick, which opened, last 
night (3) with 'Bartered Bride' for 
the first soriger and. 'Carmen' slated 



every audience that witnesses the 
play hereafter, thoise for Whom the 
ghosts of Mojeskiai and Marlowe 
WlJi flutter in the wings. 

The ..present productlbn . aiid per- 
formance ■ emphaBlze action oyer 



'Days Without End' (Theatre 
Guild), Gijlld. 

'Yoshe Kalb' (Dan Frohman), 
National. 

'Jezebel' (Guthrie McCllntic),, 
I3arrymoi*e. 

'The Uake' Harris),. 
Beck. 

'Birdi ' (Jacob Kalish), Sel- 
wyn. 

'Re- ('Lord Richard? 

(Carol Sax), Navari'o hotel. 

. '<Sods We Make' (John Cam- 
eron), Edison hotel. 

'L6ve 8topy' (Richard 
drich). Bijou. 

'Locked Door^ (Schlessinger 
and FrieiJlarider), Longiacre. 

'No More Ladies' (Shuberts), 
Moroseo. . 

Walter Hampden repertory,. 

Fulton. 



PHILLY NO DICE 
TILL HOLIDAY! 



Thanksgiving Best in 6 way Legit 

" fecoifdrflityes Pl5Q^Smast$20^0(i 



Broadway's Thanksgiving week 
started badly and }t looked doubt- 
ful if the list could receiver from 
the socks on Monday aind Tuesday. 
However," the holiday itself ^-as the 
best for theatres for any Thanks- 
giving oh record. 

Prom the holiday attendance 
was excellent with a bunch of 
houses getting capacity on. the final 
t\vo . nights. Three managers were 
alert enough to figure on. plenty of 
visitors drawn "to the metropolis by 
the . Notre Dame- Army football 
classic Saturdtty and gave . extra 
matinees, with the result that all 
three went .clean. 

. Final grosses proved, that two 
musicals bettered the previous 
week's takings by as, much as 
$7,0.00. True that-some shows failed 
to make up the loss; holiday crowds 
going for the lighter shoAvs and 
musicals. 



s first. soriger ^n^^/Carnien everythlne-els;..^e stbry, xllvlded 

a follow-up. ppjirated by-qhlfflle; .gr ^_trayal irtto two acts of 



Tannhauser at $1.50 top. 

Glenn Hunter coines into the 
Blackstone Dec. 10 with ^There's 
Always Juliet' for a two-day run 
with a beheflt tie-up. 

Esi mates for Last Week> 

'Bartered Bfide,^ Garrick (M-1,- 
276; |il.50). Opened . last night With 
Alice Moek and William Miller in 



in this: portrayal , irtto two acts of 
ten scenes each, moves with almost 
kaleidoscopic ra;pidlty.. McCllntlc's 
direction is strikinir and original, 
the lighting is of the most modern 
type and the costuming and mount- 
ings are as always a credit to the 
artistry of the eta,r and of the pro- 
ducer. Carmine, blue, violet and 
purple, in settings, in lighting and 
in costuming, blend harmohiously 



the vocal leads oh this English i scene after scene. In these de- 
translation. Operating under a rath^ partment^ the production is well 
er big overhead for a show scaled worthy of its hire. 

~ ' -KT-.^_ histrionic side, hardly as 

much can be said. With only on® 
or two exceptions, there is scarcely 
a player who is able to read Shake- 
speare as' blank verse Is "wont to 
be read on the English stage. Many 
of the scenes are vocally and ver- 
bally incoherent and. some of the 
finest speeches in all drama are 
wasted upon the desert air. Orsen 
Welles' Mercutio Is one of the worst 
offenders in this respect, his Queen 
Mab speech and his death scene be- 
ing well nigh inaudible, even to 
those fatniliar with the texti Many 
of the other minor roles disappear 
throughout the performance l.mo 
vocal oblivion. 

— Miss - Cornell's enacting of -the. 
heroine starts at a lovely and tender 
pitch, illumined by thpse fine high- 
lights at which she is so proficient. 
Her later scenes, with the exception 
of the closing tomb scene in which 
she is exquisite, are high pitehed. 
and at some junctures almost Bta.c- 

^'^Basil Rathbone's Romeo Is intel- 
lectual rather than physical. There 
Is little of the emotion and passion 
which has characterized the great 
Romeos iln the past, and the com- 
plexibn here is strictly dray^g- 
room. Charles Waldron does Friar 
Laurence in a manner to steal the 
show in the scenes In which ne f^P" 
p^rs, and Alice . John's nurse is a 

**F?om here! the production strikes 
westward, being due in Milwaukee 
next week and proceeding from 
?here almost directly to the coast. 

Miss Cornell's metropolitan ad- 
mirers and the New York reyiew- 
CTs will not witness this Version o« 
the Shakespearean tf^Sf^dy until 
time and experience have ripened 
and matured the Performance^ in 
many important respects. Burton. 



so low at the box office, Needs 
plenty of customers to meet Obliga- 
tions. Bond, difliculties made open- 
ing doubtful.' 

'Bittersweet,' Grand (M-1,207; 
$3.30). Heartbreaking disappoint- 
ment throtighout town. Out after 
lour-week stay to meandering .flg-? 
ures, finishing at $14,000. To Tor- 
onto arid Washington with Mar- 
garet Carlisle replacing Marlon 
Claire in leiid. 

'Dangerous Corner/ Cort (!D-i,100; 
$2,20). Cut-rates and low operation 
keeping this one going at $3;000- 
13,600 pace. Will stick around awhile. 

'Musie in the Air/ Erlanger (M- 
1,818{- $3,30>* Built Jief tlliL -In the 
final week on report of closing. 
Kow talkirig of going Into the huge 
Auditorium seiater for . a run at a 
$1 top. Finished "last ^eek to ex- 
cellent $16,000 which Is causing hes- 
itancy about moving out of town, 
to Auditorium or. folding. <Blog- 
raphy' legit winner with Ina Claire 
coming back to house Dec. 25, fol- 
lowing two-week capacity ride last 
month. 

^Sailor Beware/ Selwyn (C-1,086; 
$2.76) (8rd week). Picking up on 
word-of-mbuth and selling ducats 
two weeks In advance. Up several 
grand to $10,000.. 

STARTS IN Ut; 
C(KOPS' TAKE FAIR 



~^ Philadelphia, Decr^4. 

fifo change is to be observed in the 
local legit situatioti. In fact, it ap- 
pears that from now until Christ- 
mas there Just Won't be any legit In 
Philly to speak of; ' _ 

The Chestnut . has Otis 
Skinner in her mono-dramaa pne 
week onlyj and then house Willi be 
dark for a fortnight. ^■ 

The (Garrick is already dark tol- 
lowing a dismal fortnight of Run 
I4ttle Chillun/ which closed Satur- 
day. No shows announced arid none 
expected until Christmas. Same 
goes for the Forrest, whloh said 
goodbye to the Tollies* Saturday 

night. . J o*^— .» 

Walnut announces l.ove Story 
for a strangely brief appearance 
during the week Dec. 11. It will 
open Wednesday iplght and play but 
five performances. Philadelphia 
Forum has the entire house 
Wednesday and Thursday. Hoyse 
has nothing else lined up and the 
Broad hasn't uttered a peep iri some 

time.. . . • 

Eva Lie Galllenn© had an excel- 
lent week with 'Alice In Wonder- 
land' at the Chestnut last week, al- 
though nights were disappointed 
Eitm'Fi:tday-afternoori-and:-Satur- 
day morning performancoB were 
sell-outs, however, as were regular 
riiatlnees. ... 

The 'Follies- did big business 
Thanksgiving night and again Sat- 
urday, but their two weeks' engage- 
ment at. thei Forrest riiust be con- 
sidered something of a bust. Despite 
managerial claims, doubtful i« Jaaa" 
night's gross was more than $36i000. 



Future Plays 



Los.Anigeles, Dec. 4. 
Despite a clip of cold weather, le- 
git houses remained iri the dol- 
drums. 'I^ato Christopher Bean 
folded at the El Capltan after five 
fair weeks to $4,200. Nothing set to 
■follow. 'Elizabeth Sleeps Out,' 
George K. Arthur's co-operative 
Bieee at the Hollywood Playhouse» 
malntalned-its 42^00~take on its 
Blxth week. 'The Booster,' also 
co-op at the Music Box:, slipped to 
$1,600, while not profitable, gives 
the cast sufficient to eat. 
Much heralded revival of 'Show 
oat,' with Estelle Taylor starred, 
comes Into the Mayan tonight 
(M6n.)i Advance has not been 
heavy, but musical has experienced 
mostly window sales in its San 
Francisco run of four weeks, wnich 
has been profitable. 

Rushed into rehearsal late last 
week, 'Ten-Minute Alibi' opens at 
the El Capltan Thursday (7) With 
John Warburton and Claire Camp- 
beli in the leads. 



'Chance,' $7,000, 



C.iricirtnati, Dec. 4. 
Olsen and Johnson and ^the^r 
==.!Take=.a-ChanaeLjJid=jj:oundJfJ^ 
at Shubert last week; with $2 top. 
The comics washed up as. producers, 
the Show being folded here. They 
return to vaude after a two-week 
layolf, opening in Chicago. 

'Take a Chance' was the only 
musical at the Shubert this season 
"and received good riotiftes from the 
cricks, wlio are plugging to keep 
the stagei alive. 

House Is dark this wp'^Ic Kva 
LaGallienno n*»xt w«^f>l<. 



YOUNG MRS. MEIGS 

Newark, pec. 2. 

iti- three acts by BHzab^th Cor- 
I^hVca^t we H^^let Sterling. Ray J^f- 

D'Enne^rJoh^Kld^^ 
ion. J?ell McFee, Clarenc e Bellalr. 

Fowler announces, that this is. a 
preliminary season of foj*' ^"^®t!i^' 
meaning apparently tha* he haa 
taken the theatre for that time and 
If he gets to first base he virlll keep 
going. Success, especially just be- 
fore (Thrlstmas,. is unpredictable, 
but such a, careful attempt deserves 

Not so with the play which hard- 
ly has what it takes. It is a pleasr 
ant biit mild affair telling of the 
fortunes of an old lady whose fami- 
ly wish her to give up her mde- 
nendent existence and make her 
home with her daughter. She. re- 
sists, yields, and finally renpunces. 

^^^Assbcikted with this theme TsThe 
love affair of a granddaughter who 
at last give.'j up a loveless marriage 
for. love, and the many members of 
the family ^nd friends Of the grand- 
mother offer diverse character 

typos. , . 

The staging and direction arc 
high class and there is no bad act- 
ing; • Katherine Emmet pleases as 
the old laxiy> although she does not 
siiirffo&t the Improbable 80 of in*i 



'Tell Me Pretty Maiden/ Jack 
Kirkland's play sold to John Cur- 
tis, who's coming east to produce 
it. 

'False Dreams, Farewell/ Hugh 
Stange's play loealed on an ocean 
liner, taken by Walter Hart and 
(3eo. koridolf, Jr. Initial offering 
will probably be The Wind and the 
Rain/ English play with ari Bdln- 
burg lor-ale. 

'Wednesday's Child' going Into 
immediate work under Potter & 
Halght. H. C. Potter will stage. 
Lieopold Atlas Is thie authbr. 

'Whatever PoMessed. Her/ by 
Hardwick Nevin, to be produced by 
Raymond Moore with Arthur Sircon 
staging. Rehearsals immediately,, 

'Devil of Pei'Linfi/ dramatized 
from Herbert ASbury's novel by 
Howard Chcnery to be produced by 
Wee & Leventhal. Roy HargraVe 
staging. 

'Halfway to by 

Crane Wilbur, lizr 
abeth Mlele. 

'Memory/ by Myron Fagah, 
will be brought to the stage by 
liOiiis Clirie, long ah associate of 
the late Horace Llvenght. 

'DodswoPth/. adaptation of the 
Slriclaiir iiewis. noviel, is the latest 
to engage the interest of Mar Gor- 
don. Grbcs into rehear.sal this 
month. 

'Wednesday's Child/ by Leopold 
Atlas, to be produced by George 
Haight and H. C. Potter; For late 
December or early January open- 

ing .' — _ ^ • : 

'Slightly DeliiTous/' 



J. McO^en and R. F. Adklns, to be 
produced by Lawrence G. Wood. 



'She Loves Me Not,' the new com- 
edy smash, went out In. front of the 
non-musicals, registerlrig iab musical 
show gfoss of $23,500 in nine per- 
formances. Close behirid. was the 
latest indicated sriiash, 'Mary of 
Scotland/ which had an Initial 
week's gross of $20,000 at the Alvlri. 
'Ah Wilderness' went tP its highest 
gross with takings close to $18,500. 

*Aa Thousands Cheer* did Jimit 
with a gross of $29,600 In nine 
tiriies. . Closest of the musicals was 
'Let 'Em Elat Cake,' which jumped 
to $26,000; 'Roberta' improved to 
over $23,000; 'Hold Tour Horses' 
jumped to $20,000, arid 'Murder at 
the Vanities^ went over $17,000. 

'Mary* proved the pnly good 
thing among last week's six pre- 
mieres, but 'The Dark Tower/ 
which got a Saturday start, looks 
encouraging. Business started 
weakly, but finished to real figures 
which tipped the takings Over thei 
$9,000 mark; two of last week's; en- 
trants opened and closed, 'Strange 
Orchestra' being pulled out after 
the first performance at the Play- 
house and 'The Scorpion' calling it 
a date after one week, at the Bllt- 
:more; 'Ilaywire' was slated for the 
Bijou, but was cancelled before the 
premiere; 'Blackbirds' operied ragr 
gedly at the Apollo Saturday (2); 
'P6ace on. Earth' at the I4th Street 
proved .a protest agatrist war arid 
is not figured for Broadway. 

.'Hold Your Horses', goes to the 
road from the Winter Garden after 
this Week, house to relight Christ- 
mas with the 'Follies': 'The Drums 
Begin' was withdrawn at the Shu- 
bert Saturday, playing a week and 
two days, while 'Spring in Autumn* 
faded out at the Miller same night. 

Usual pre-Chrlstmas slump which 
follows immiedlately after Thanks- 
giving riiay be retarded this week 
because of prohibition repeal cele- 
brations carded for tonight arid 
Wednesday. Indications were that 
the theatres, mostly musicals, would 
benefit. No openings are slated for 
next week. 

Estimates for Last Week 
'Ah Wilderness/ Guild (10th week) 
(CD-914-$3.30). One of three shows 
which aldded matinee Friday and 
sbld out; ca:paclty other perforhi- 
ances also, with gross neairly $18,500. 

'All Good Americans/ Miller (Ist 
week) .(C-944r$3.30). Presented by 
Courtney Burr; written by Laura 
and S> J. Perelman; well regarded 
at tryout; opens tonight. 

'As Thousands Cheer/ Music Box 
(loth week) (R-l,000-$4.40). Also 
added matinee Friday, playing to 
standee limit; out in front of Broad- 
way's whole list; $29,600. 

'Blackbirds/ Apollo (1st week) 
(R-l,168-$3.30)i Opened Saturday 
(2) ; colored reyue overtime affect- 
ing charices; notices mixed and ^gen- 
erally tepid. 

Cbampagne Sec/ 44th St. (7th 
week) (G-l,323-$3;30). Really a re- 
vival; doing fairly well and should 
last beyond holidays; estimated 
around $11,000 last week. 

.'Dark Tower/ MoroscO (2d. week) 
(D-961-$3.30). Started slowly but 
ended with $3,900 Saturday, which 
sent gross over $9,000 niark; Word 
Of mouth may put meller over after 
riiixed notices. . 

'Double Door/ Ritz (12th week) 
(D-945-$2.75). Three matinees last 
week but takings about, $8,000; hot 
among leaders, but .substantial suc- 
cess. 

'Green Bay Tree/ Cort (8th: "week) 
(CD-l,043-$3>30). Liike most others 
first half last week weak, but with 
extra matinee arid better going later 
topped $9,000; - 

'Growing Pains,' AmbasFiador (3d 
week) (C-l,200-$2.75). Estimated 
around $2,500 most of that drawn 
Saturday; low cost show; must im- 
=pr,ovci4>romptly=ito^«tiGlc,^^a=a========in 

'Haywire/ Bijou, Never opened; 



came back strongly last week to 
reach $20,000; tours. 

'Let 'Em Eat Cake/ Imperial (8th 
week) (M-l,448-$*.40). Another 
musical which was off but got bene- 
fit of Thanksgiving and football. 
(Army-Notrie Dame) crowds; went, 
up to $26,000, . 

•Mary of Scotland,' Alvin (2nd 
week) (Dvl,387-$3;30). New smajsh; 
rave notices -and capacity business; 
may lead non-musicals when subr 
scription period :(Gulld) is over; 
timat'ed around $20,000. 

'Men in White/ Broadhurst (11th 
week) (D-l,118-$2.75). Extra mati- 
nee and in - rilrie times went to. 
around $16,000; among the season's 
dramatic' good things.. .. 

•M urder at the Vanities/ Majestic 
(13th week) (R-l,776^$3.30). Musi- 
cal melodrama did excellerit busi- 
ness final two. days last week and. 
gross went over $17,000; now listed 
to stay through winter. .. . 

'Pursuit :of Happiness/ AVon (9th 
week) (C-830-$2.75). Capacity busi- 
ness Friday and. Saturday nights 
serit takings about $9,000; best 
gross to date; in for run., . 

'Roberta/ New Airisterdarii (3rd 
week) (M-l,717-$3.30). Picked up 
and indiciations are for fairly suc- 
cessful engagement; eatipiajted over 
$23,000 last week. 

^Sailor Beware/ Lyceum (11th 
week) (C-957-$3.30). (Save extra 
matinee Friday to best afternoon 
takings since starting; in nine Umes 
the gross, waia $17,000. 

'School for Husbands/ Empire 
(8th week) (G-l,099-$3.30). Seat 
sale extends to Jan... . 6; no extra 
matinee last week,, but takings up 
slightly; $10,600. 

'Scorpion/ Biltmbre. Withdrawn 
Saturdays played one week after 
creneral panning. _ , 

^She Loves Ma Not/ 46th St. (3rd 
week) (C-l,413-$3.30). Non-musjcal 
leader and getting stronjrerv dally; 
laugh show looks cinch into next 
summer; quoted at $23,500. 

'Sprihfl in Autumn/ Miller. Taken 
off Saturday after playing about 
five weeks to staall pickings. . . 

^Strange Orchestra/ Playhouse.-* 
Opened Tuesday last week and 
taken off after single performance 
drew heaivy . panning. 

'Ten Minute Alibi/ ^ Barrymore 
(8th week) (D-l,090-$2.75 . Jltae 
performances last week to gross 
around $8,000; moderate money 
meller listed to move to Shubert. 

'The Curtain Rises/ 48th St (8th 
week) (C-»69-$3.30). Week to Week; 
around $3,600 in nine performances 
not enough last week._ „^ ^ _^ 
♦The Drums Begm/ Shubert. 
T:aken off Saturday after playing 
week isind two days; mixed notices 

and little trade- .. ^ ,4 v 

<Tobaeeo Road/ Masque (1st 
week) (D-700-$3.30). Preserited in- 
dependenUy (Anthony Brown); 
written by Jack Kirkland; opened 
Monday. . , , 

'Three and One/ Longacre (7th 
week) <G-l,019-$3.30)* Eight per- 
formances last week; business mod- 
erately good at better tha,n $8,000 
last week; profitable. 

Other Attractions 
'Peace on Earth/ Civic Repertory 
theatre (14th Street); propaganda 
play, drew mild notices; not tor 
Broadway. 

Chicago Ofiora Co., Hippodrome; 
12th week; pop grand opera, 
Jboss Ballets, Jg'orrest. 



DARRETTS' IN I 
TOPS CORNELL 



text. Beatrice iSehr as the grand- 
daughter has an arresting persoji- 
ality and John Ravold stands out 
in a minor bit as a; henpecked hus- 
band. . ' . 1 
The play should have a future 

amontr amateurs. 



'"Buffalo, .Dec. '4;: 
Katharine. Cornell's four-day en- 
gagement at the Erlanger last week 
characterized by a complete sellout 
and standing room for one, per- 
formance of the 'Barretts of Wlm- 
pole Street* Saturday night, but 
with the local public apathetic^ over 
the preriilere and three perform- 
olnces of her new production of 
Romeo arid Juliet.' , 

Word trickling in from the west 
toward which the Cornell repertoire 
company Is headed indicating the 
same reaction toward the plays. 

Nagd Show in Good 
2d BoslonWk., $10,500 



Boston, Dec. 4. 
Biit one new one moves In tb-_.|- 
night. 'One Sunday Afternoon, 
opening at Plymouth, with Lloyd 
Nolan and Frari'ciesca Bruning. 

■ :;"'TheTifBTAWie/=^ 



withdrawn' day of announced pre 
riil6re. . ~ 

'Her Master's Voice/ Plymouth 
(7th week) (C-1,042; $3.30). No exr 
tra matinee, , but week end strength 
sent takings to $14,000; one of the 
best liked comedies in town. 

'Hold Your Horses/ Winter Gar^ 
den <llth week) (M-l,4d8-$3.85). 
Final week; after dropping sharply 



At the ■ ^ i ■ 

.starring Conrad Nagel and featur- 
Inf- Irene Purcell, extends into ft 
third week, and still drawln?? smart- 
ly. Last week, $10,500, very fine, 
and expectation of 0. or 10 grand 
on this week. .„ ^ 

Saturday night (2nd) 'AH Good 
Americans* departed fromr Plym- 
outh, with $8,000 to credit for last 
of ita two weeks. 



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To Epidemic of Colds and Xmas 9i^ 



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ly served In the same capacity with 
Stanley Scott. The bankroll needed 
fcr the prodwctldn has" already been 



PamCirlllii Bamlits 
Most Quit at 10 PJH. 



UGHT OPERA TO SAVE 
STAGE REINHARDT IDEA 



London, Nov.' 25. 

Three show folding, in the West- 
End shortly, * due to the sudden 
Bliinip; Difficult to find " reason for 
dive, but .mostly attributed" to .•pre- 
vailing wintry . conditions, with most 
people suffering from cojds.^ 

<3h.arlot's 'Ho\y D' Yoii Dp' closes 
Nov. 25, with no successor -yet 
found.. .'After Dark/, at the." Vaude- 
ville,, folds Deo. , with theatre 
leased to Jeffrey Gwy ther and S. E.. 
Liinnett (la:tter of .O'Brien & Lin- 
netti the fliin casting, agents). NeW- 
cbmer.s have Austrian show tltlfed 
'Angel,' as their first •venture. Prin- 
cipalis in cast are Mary Newcombe, 
Mary:,Clar.e'and Cqlin JCeith John- 
Stone, 

'Sheppey,'Jit the Wyndhanis' folds 
Nov.^ 25, . with ' untitled show by 
comparatively unknown author, 
■eheethain Strode? opening N<}v. 29, 
with- Owen. Naj:es as .fhe star. 

Astor-Cl9ff' Clash 

Annoyed by an anonymous: letter 
•writer, A. C. Astor, the ventrijor 
quist> caused an Investigation, te^ 
suiting in an 'Action against Harry 
Glaff for aUeged libel. Both (ire 
connected -. \vith the -Water RatS; 
The action was settled out of court 
by the defendant, Claff, paying the 
entire costs of both parties. 

That seemed to be the end of ah 
tihpleasant affair, so far as Astor 
was concerned, until Claff, pressed 
by the Variety, Artists Federation, 
of which he Is still Honorary Chair- 
man, denied the settlement tentns 
and Insisted that he had only paid 
hia own tests, thus resisting the 
tiibvlous Implication. 

T'he ^result was a special enquiry 
by a sub,- committee Of the Federa- 
tion, consisting Of Fred Russell, Jo© 
O'Gorman (two of Its founders); 
Will Hay and two others, who found 
ihat Clatt's denial was Incorrect, 
y Now the Federation is wondering 
what to Co next to save its own 
face, and that of its Honorary 
.Chairman. 

|:esser'8 London Rep. 

Sol Lesser has opened an office 
here for keeplrig in touch with 
British distributors of the product 
•which he acquires In America. His 
representative here Is J. M. Mc^ 
Gilley, formerly with First National 
and Fox, and afterward general 
manager here of Movietone .News. 

Lesser has acquired for American 
release the 'Little Damozel,' pro- 
duced by British & Dominions. 

Royalty Attends 

The King and Queen will attend 
the annu!!".! command performance 
of Green Room Club plays, which 
will be held at Drury Lane, Dec. il, 
in aid of .King George's . Pension 
Fund for Actors and Actresses. 
Practically every legit star of con 
Sequence will take part. 

Bee Lillie's Revue 

Back In London with a wealth 
of material gathered In America, 
Beatrice Lillle opened In a revue 
at the Savoy, Nov. 16. She scored 
a personal triumph in spite of •weak 
support, and If the show Is a hit. 
It will be a tribute to her per 
flonal . drawing powers. 

.'Hay Fever' Revival 

Charles Cochran revi^Ved Coward's 
eight-year-old 'Hay Fever' at th€i 
Shaftesbury, Nov. 17, charging the 
fancy price he sets Upon his 
premieres, and. all the regulars 
flocked to the' event. 

Marie Tempest created the role 
here, but Cohstalnce Collier, -w^ho 
plaiyed it in New York, was cast for 
the revival,: -virlth Miss Tempest 
seated In the balcony and making 
no comment to those who tried to 
draw her; out. 



basis, but only for a fortnight or so 
lortger. ■ ' 

N6w comes John Davison, a Tork? 
shire locomotive engineer, %vith 'The 
Brontes ' of ■ HaiwOrth Parsonage,' 
all done in ohe scene ind very well 
acted.. But the Bronte craze Is 
cold. It never was stfong enough to 
sustain two plays oh the subject, 
and' this' ohe isn't as good a piece of 
df amatic work as the . two predeces- 
sors.- ' 



re-Xmaa Interlude 
*Up in the Air' closed Nov. 18 
after five performances at the 
Royalty. It will re-open Dec. 26. 
Piece was favorably commented on, 
but the management frankly ad- 
mits It bannot compete with the 
pre-holiday slump, and . thinlts. it 
has. a better chance to re -open on 
Boxing Day. 

Broadhurst« Quit London 

George BrOadhurst and his wife 
(Lillian Trimble Bradley) haVe re- 
turned to their home at Cap Fer- 
^- rat. Miss Bradley's play, 'Wha.t 
Happened Then?' Is still current, 
and In Its third West End theatre, 
and business has been picking up. 
They came over for the production 
and, remained a couple of months. 

-3=8 rbnte^P lay 8 = 



One more Brbnte play. This one 
' titled *Th6 Brontes of Haworth 
Parsonage' was .produced at the 
Embassy, The first one to getaway 
was "The Brontes' at the Royalty. 
It got under the wire ahead of the 
Cochran production of 'Wild De- 
cembers/ starring Diana Wynyard 
In the role of Charlotte Bronte; 
fresh from her 'Cavalcade' triumph. 
At the end of the first wfeek, Coch- 
. ran called it a day, and Diana kept 
tho thing going on a commonwealth 



Divorce Gomedy 

Oh the opening night of Walter 
Hackeit's- 'Afterwards' at : the 
Whitehall, a pretty little domestic 
.comedy was enacted In the lobby 
between .the .first, and second acts. 
Mirie X.Qhr was present with her 
daughter, a very pretty . girl. An- 
thony Prinsep was also present. 
' Miss" Xohr : di him' some 

yeairs ago,., since. #ind he married 
Margaret Bannerihan. The daugh- 
tei- went up to ;her father, who emy 
braced her Marie walked toward 
the auditorium, trying to look un- 
concerned.' but nev^rthless taking 
tTie line nearest to her late hubby. 
They metj^ and he kissed 
cheekJ" ~ " ' 

Riscoe's New Role 

Howard & Wyndham's latest Is 
'Jack & Jill,' a musical being done 
by Desmond Carter. Regglis Ham- 
mersteln is producing. 

Arthur- Rlsco6 heads the cast, 
which will Include Boy Royston, 
who leaves 'Aft6r Dark,' currently 
at the Vaudeville. . Show Opens In 
Glasgow on Chrlistmas for a five 
weeks' run, and comes to the West 
End. 

Lupine, Cliff Teamed 

Stanley T^upino and Laddie Cliff 
h^ve ag^ih Joined forces. They will 
produce a show by Lupino titled 
'Sporting Times,* which is due In 
Birmingham on Jan. 20 as part of 
a 10^ weeks' tour, after which it 
comes to the West End, with the 
Gdiety as the likiely spot. Outside 
of Cliff and Lupino the show Is yet 
to be cast. 

At the Pavilion 

Barely any laiighs in the London 
Pavilion program \nreek of Nov. 13, 
added to which spotting is awkward, 
br Raymond, mind-reader. In third 
spot. Act has possibilities, but lacks 
salesmanship. Would Improve If 
Raymond •were to use a qualified 
announcer. , . • 

Another newcomer Is Macari and 
his Dutch Accordion band. Outfit 
about as.- good as the average 
around. The -whole alggregatlon, 
comprising 12 people, costs $400, 
which Is a good buy. Ten Harmony 
Crooners are the. old Welsh Miners, 
even to their: getfUp. They can 
sing, but are cettalnly not crooners, 
Jean Ral and Alan Shires, local 
dance team, scheduled to Open here, 
but postponed due to continental 
dates. 

Palladium Bill 

London Palladium 'Crazy' season 
is now extended Indefinitely. It was 
Originally Intended to resume 
vaudeville proper on DeO. 18, but 
business has been so good, especial- 
ly at the supper shows, that It is 
now certain the show will stay till 
late January at leist. 

Naughton and Gold will be out, 
as they have a contract for the an- 
nual Lyceum- -pantomime,. — from 
which they ciannot get a relea,se. 
There will be several newcomers 
from America, but these are only 
provisional bookings, which will be 
confirmed on Harry Foster's arrival 
from Anierlca, 

Meanwhile, the Hoiiey family and 
Paul and .Nino Ghezzl leave the 
show Dec; 2, and are . replaced oy 
the Yacopis, Who were; originally 
booked - for the opening of the 
.'Crazy' seaisbh, but were held up 
due to .previous bookings. 

Hotel Salon Series 

A. J. .Clarke has a new. stunt, in 
entertainment called 'Informal Tea 
Taliis,' which consist of a talk upon 
a topical subject,- plus several eh- 
terta.Iners. Clarke has leased a big. 
room In the . Mayf air hotel, and ' Is 
stunting this in conjunction; with 
Garland Anderson, the playwright, 
who will start off the season with a 
20-minute dissertation. 

Anderson has a . good following 
here, and. is popular among society 
people. Ellen Wilkinson, former 
Member Of Pai-liannient, takes the 
chair for the opening Sunday, 
-DeG;-3 



Astaires' ilm Call 

Regardless of the success .of 'Gay 
Divorce,?, which is doing, good busi- 
ness at .the- Palac6i shOw will have 
to. close by the end of Mareli. Fred 
Astaire is compelled to return to 
Hollywood to do two pict^i'es for 
RadiOi. 

Astaire has a four years? contract 
with Radio, calling .lor yearly op- 
tion, and Radio; has. alteAdy exer 
cised one of those optlonsias a re 
suit of ah Astaire picture just coni- 
pleted* 

Hulbert- idge Piisce 

The hew shOw being "vlrrltteh by 
Greater Neiwmah and CUfEord Grey, 
with music by Jack Waller and 
Joseph Tunbridge, in which Cicely 
Gourtneidge and Jack Hulbert will 
be co-istarr^. Is to be called. 'Slioot 
Iria: Stars.'. . I 

Jack. Waller presenting tlie 
show. ' 

Piece goes Into rehearsal Jan. 1, 
with rehearsals-to^ast'five "weeks.- It 
opens In .Manchester, for four weeks, 
before coming to London, with the 
ia.tre not yet. decided; 



Paris, Nov. 25. 
The French Senate, out to pro- 
tect youth, has. passed a law for- 
bidding femmes under 25 from 
wofkihglas hat check girls and ush- 
l ers after 10 p.ni. : This age restric- 
tion also applies, to the girls .who 
sit outside tho Washroom In all 
Iprehch theatriBs, night clubs and 
1 cafes collect tips; from the 

users. .: ; 

Girls can work all night as the- 
ieitre Janitors after the .age> of 21, 
however, . according to ;thiS law, 
whlch^has nbt yet passed the Cham' 
ber of Deputies. Senators evidently 
[ think :tha:t this work is less dan- 
gerous. 



1,200 INSOVIETPLAY^ 
TEST TO AID DRAMA 



'Grtiye' Looks Hit 

The hew J. B, Priestley play, %a.- 
burnum Grove,' due at the Duchess 
Nov. 28,; was tried out at popular 
prices In Manchester "week of iNov. 
6. where it grossed $6,600. Closing 
night the receipts broke «yery rec- 
ord of the house, takings totaling 
$1,946. 

Want Howard Back 

Leslie Howard sails for Netv 
York Dec. 6, headed for the Warner 
lot, where he will ajppear in 'Of 
Human BQnda,ge,' with Irene Dunne 
opposite. 

. Alexander Korda is anxious to 
have Howard do a couple of filths 
for him, here next summer, one of 
them, 'The Scarlet Pimperel,' and 
HO Ward would like to; accei^t. the 
proposition. He says, however. It 
Is entirely dependent on Warnifers, 



Moscow.: .Nov., 
Total of i,200 pl0.ys are In the 
hands of an offlclally designated 
Jury In connection With a prize 
contest for n w legit material run 
by the government Itself. All l>ut a 
few score of the competing play- 
wrights are newcomers. Practically 
everyone of the bid-timers IS parti- 
cipating. 

Theatre here, exceptionally rich 
on the production end. Is rather 
poor as to subject niatter. This 
s^son there bias been a great swing 
toward Russian and foreign clasislCB 
to make up for the lack of t>lays. 
To stimulate "wtlters the govern- 
ment decreed a contest with large 
cash rewards. 



^»arls, Nov. 26. 
Max Belnhardt, whose production 
of Strauss' 'Die Fledermaus' opens 
Monday (27) at th* Theatre Plgalle, 
is planning a trip to Ainerlca. He 
hope^ to do the ?Tales of Hoffman' 
there, 

Belnhardt is pushing: light opera 
hard becatiiae he thinks it Is the 
form that will pull show 
ou$ of tbe deprtisslon. The* new the- 
atre must be a combination of opera 
and drama.,^ the' German producer, 
believes. 

'The -present crisis of the theatre 
seems to me to be largely due to 
the divorce between wordis and 
niuslc,' said Relnhardt. 

'It is a fact that the stage is se- 
riously menaced in its e^tlstence to- 
day. Even sucii powerful institu- 
tions .as the Metropolitan Opera. 
Company In New York are experi- 
encing difficulties. 

'The future belongs to a dramatic 
art in which music and the spoken 
word; haye - equal Interest ..and Imv 
portance.' 

Relnhardt says his future depends ^ 
on the success of 'Die Fledermaus* 
here. If It. goes all right he wants 
to put on a. Shakespeare play . here, 
and then go tb; America. 



Star Trouble 

Lily Damlta withdrew from the 
cast of 'Contraband,' which British 
International . Is: about to . shoot. 
The Story current Is she objected to 
the publicity allotted to Greta NIs- 
sen, also : In the picture. DavId 
Manners has arrived from America 
to appear in it too. 

SWARM OF NEW LEGITS 
IN PARIS AFTER LULL 



Among the guests of honor are 
Ivor NoVello, I^dy iDuff-Gordon and 
Lady Chalmers. Price of admission 
is $1.25, , which Includes 'iEntcrtai - 
ment. Talk and the Miayfair Tea.' 

, Reader's MusiCiil 

Italph Reader, for many years 
dance producer to Clayton. & Wal- 
ler, has Just completed a musical 
show which he will produce in con- 
jurctibn with Billy Dawes. Dawes 
was formerly general manager for 



Paris, Nov. 26. 
After a week's lull, the. Paris the 
atre^i have begun putting, on pieces 
again. The following openings Were 
scheduled for the week ending 
Nov. 26. 

Monday, Theatre i&alleflf (formerly 
Theatre Fontaine): Latest version 
of Nikita BaliefC'S eterna: 'Chauve 
Sourls.' 

Tyesday, . Discobple (matinee) 
'Tourisme,' by Pierre Again, and 'La 
Faute de Daniel Forgeot,' by Andre 
Negis. 

Tuesday, Opera Comique: 'Le 
Jul Polohals' ('The , Polish Jew') by 
CamlUe Erlanger. This was prom 
Ised la«t week but failed to ma 
terlalize. 

Wednesday, Theatre Michel: 'Par- 
ler-Mol d'AmpV!.r ...(!'I'ell Me . Al>.out 
Love'), comedy by Georges Berr 
and the veteran Louis Verneull. The 
title of this piece is taken from the 
song that Luclenne Boyei pUt over. 
Marguerite : eval and Renee De-vll- 
leris have tiie chief f emine parts, 
and Pierre Fresnay, who played 
Pagnol's Marlus, > will share the 
male honors with M. Alerme 

Thursday, .. Theatre; des Arts: 
PlalSlrs d'Arhour' (Pleasures of 
Love'), coniedy i)y ClaUde pazlt, 
will replace, ift French version ot Je- 
ronie K. Jerome's "The Passing of 
the Third Floor Back,' 
./Thursday, . T h e a t r e Dejazet 
'Jules. Couche-toL' (Jules, Go to 
Bed')i three-act farce by Jeari Rlous 
and Pierre Darteuil. This theatre is 
famous for spice. 

Friday, Odebn matinee: 'Jeahne 
de Pantin,' author not announced 
G'his ls one of . the state theatres. 

Friday, Gymnase: 'Le .Messager' 
('The Messenger'), by Henry Bern 
stein. One of the early- performance 
of the new Bernstein piece will be 
:lcEi=the^jeneflt==;oX=J:eM3hLjcefMg.eM 
ih France. 



South Africa 

By H.. HANSON 

Capetown, Nov* 10. 
When the South African Union 
Board of Censors sat in judginent 
on 'The Flag Lieutenant,' a cer- 
tificate was granted with the pro- 
viso' that children between 6 and 
12 years must not be admitted. The 
Rhodeslan. Board of Censors re- 
cently granted the film a full cer- 
tificate, free, of restrictions, and 
queried the reason Why the South 
African Board forbids the. Showing 
to children. 

Understood that the. cause Qf the 
trouble Is a scene In which -a White 
man slnlgle-handed fights a mob of 
dervishes'. This- was apparently 
considered too lurid for youngsters. 
Under Section 5 of the Censor Act, 
such scenes as Fugliisitic fights be- 
tween Europeans and non-Euro 
peans, also drunkeness and brawl-, 
ing, are forljldden. The Rhodeslan 
Board considered the film quite 
suitable for childrOn; 

*M' Shown 
British and Unlversail Pictures, 
Ltd., one of Schleslnger's opposi- 
tions, is showing 'M' Nov. 1, 8, 6 
and 7 at the City Hall, Capetown. 

JoeMyers, manager of the Plaza 
Cinema, Capetown, has been pro- 
moted to Publicity Manager at 
African Theatres head office In 
Johannesburg. ... 

A. H. Hlnton, the previous holder, 
resigned on account of III health, 
and Win open business as an ad- 
vertising specialist. 

Gilbert and Sullivan Operas 
The J. C. Williamson, Ltd., Gil 
bert and Sullivan Opera Company, 
doing capacity business at the 
Opera House, Capetown, with A. W. 
tait, of the Australian head office. 
In charge. 

The operas are well staged, with 
some, fine singing by the principals, 
and outstanding choruis giving ex- 
ceptional support. Ivan Menzles IS 
popular. 

The Protea, ' naval sloop and sur 
vey ship out Of commission at 
Capetown, has, beCh bought by a 
syndicate for use as a show boat. 
Heading -the company ' is j;ack 
Ryder, stated tpVbe 'a London -the 
ja,trical producer. , 

Had ah orchestra at the Carlton 
Hotel, Johannesburg, and outfit Is 
now located at the Polana Hotel. 
Lourenco MarqUes. - The Protea is 
to be refitted, the officers cabins 
and ;crew quarters pulled, down. A 
dance floor on the quarter deck, 
lounges, cabarets, dance orchestra, 
night club, •will be Included in the 
program. The show boat will cruise 
aroUnd the coast; stopping at sea- 
side reso^rts in season, steaming out 
to sea, on fine nights. 



FOREIGN REVIEWS 

CABBAGES AND KINGS 

London, Nov. 22. 
Comedy In three Acta, adapted by Einlte 
Littler from the Italian of Glovacchlno 
Forzano, Staeed by Hugh Miller. Prenent- 
ed by Sydney W. Carroll, and BSmlle .LJttler 
at the AmbassadorB theatre, Nov. 21. 
'OAST 

Agneae Issteva Moore 

Maria . MlSB Sybil. Arundfio 

The Doctor i . Mr; Stanley T^thbury 

Doii Geronl .......... .Mr. -Cyril Maude 

Matten ............... las Alleen Maroon. 

Splnbaa .............. r.- D. Mujr IJttlo 

Corporal Martlez Mr. Laurie ,I..lster 

Captain Oddoredl..... r. Stephen^ Murray 
General MlblllB .... r. Aubrey Mallalieu 

Father SUveatro . ;. Mr. Handle Ayrton 

A. lawyer ................ ^. Mr. Hugh Miller 

Count RossB i .Mr. Bonald Kerr 

Play will be produced" by Mr. Hugh Mil- 
ler. 



•The title bears no relation to the 
quotation from 'Alice In Wonder- 
land,' nor the collection of short 
stories by O. Henry. It Is ia, com- 
edy adapted from the Italian by 
Emile Littler, manager of the Bir- 
mingham Repertory theatre, who 
produced; it there. 

A very neat, sweet little plot, 
with just about sufficient ipotiva- 
tion for a 40-mlnute . curtain-raiser; 
Stretched out to a full evening's en- 
tertainment, It scarcely holds up. 

A kindly old priest In an obscure 
Italian village, which he rules with 
benevolent dictatorship. Is waited 
upon by envoys from Paris, who 
notify hlnf that his nephew. Na- 
poleon Bonaparte, is Emperor of 
France arid that he' is ordered to re- 
pair at- once to Rome, where he. will 
be appointed a cardinal. The effect 
of this news upon the lives of his 
flock is a neat satire on the cupidity 
of human nature. 

Cyril Maude as the old priest 
gives a performance which many of 
the, critics compare . with the best 
work he has ever done. Next to him 
Is a remarkably virile performance 
of a thieving Machiavellian monk, 
portrayed by Handle Ayrton. It is 
most arresting. 

Most of the male members of the 
cast are competent, but the women, 
are not so good. Jolo. 

CHAUVE SOURIS 

Paris, Nov. 22. 

Newest vetslon of Nikita BaileR'a Rtis- 
Blan vaudeville BhdwV Produced Nov. 
at the Theatre Fontaine, redecorated by 
BalleR ' and . chrlBtened Theatre Balleff. 
Music by Balph Erwln and ^Alexis Arch- 
angclsky. Seats by Annenkott, Tcheconlne 
and Paul Colip. 



Harpo Won't talk 

; Mpsc.dw, Doc, A 

Harpo Mark tirrivod h^rc Thurs- 
day (30). 

Still a great riiy story about the 
story Harpo's going to appear with 
the Moscow Art theatre, but Harpo 
won't talk. 



'Mr. What's His Name' proved an 
amusing, comedy attracting at. His 
tMaJosty-'si==rr-Johannesburg.-^-Sta;ged 
by the Percy Hutchison Company. 

L. Gradner elected Mayor of 
Capetown. Capetown Town council 
decided to discontinue engaging 
oversea or local concert troupes for 
seaside pavilions during summer 
season. 

Has turned ovier this .entertain- 
ment to African Consolidated The^ 
atrcs, with the profits equallj' 
divided between that concern and 
I Town Council, with the Council 
carrying los-ses sustained. 



Balleff is the. same as evef. He 
still puts the old personal touch In 
his production, and wiien he . asked 
the audience how they liked th® 
decoration of his theatre (red plush, 
blue and gold) they had to applaud 
It because they liked the way he 
asked them. 

Out of 18 . song, dance and humor- 
ous numbers, of a high average 
quality, the outstanding one is 
called 'The Violinist's Ecstacy'. . Ah 
old violinist blays his last piece. 



sitting on a chair perched oh a 
table. . IFour girls In bliack, later 
-Jolned=by-'=a"man4-ln= 8/=- red--^shlr.t,^ 
dance the dying man's vision until 
he collapses. 

There is a number set in a clock 
store which vaguely reminds tho 
listener of th© famous 'March of 
the Wooden Soldiers' of the first 
Balleff show. The old f rand opera 
satire idea is also revived in the 
final number, called 'Les Amours 
(le Jeanne-Pierre,' with music by 
the PYench satirical composer Be- 
tove. Between the actis' Balleff and 
MUo. Safono^vn do a turn at the b.'ir. 



Tuesday* December 5, 193S 



L I T E R AT i 



VARIETY 



57 



Not from Hollywood 
Contrary to what misht have 
tteen expected, Sylvia Thalbere* sis- 
ter of Irving, does not use Holly- 
wood as the locale of her Too 



background In and around New 
Tork (Mlssner, $2). 

Her herolne» Gerry, Is the yoyng 
daughter of a vagrant, who hasn't 



Fiction 'Lift' Verdict 
Difference between fiction s-nd 
fact seems to be more clearly out- 
lined under a legal decision In 3os- 
on recently whereby Judge Lowell 



Best Sellers 



Best Sellers for the week ending Dec. 2, as reported by the 
American^ News Co>f Inc. 



plus counsel fees ana all costs to 
Wi A. S. Douglaia In his suit 
against the Boston Post on copy- 
_ jrlght Infrlrigiemeht. Very rare that 1 
stroke 'orWork"Bhice ti^^ even a copyright Infringe-/ 

Biruii.» u ' ment suit entered, much less won. 

against a reputable paper like th^| 
Po^t, 

Suit came but of a by-lihe story 
In the Post written by EllBha Wil-. 



done a 

«hlld was able to pick fruit and do 
ether, small chores as they roam 
around the country. A chance en- 
counter gives" him the Idea that he 

"H^tSftf a "SS? prodSjST^ I nam (Bill) Cunningham carrying a 
"'''*r,J^««.^n^i/imiA Sffi X news head and purporting to. be 
with «f^'S"f'yi,^"%'i^^^ interview with the boy and girl 

rldea to Broadway J*" victims of a Klux Klan whipping, 

white horse^ clad only » ^ ^ interview, it was 

Wig. ^"V* S'^ '"^"I**^!,?^^ out in court, contained 

in stock a vaudeville agent gets her ^ ^ 

a Job on Broadway, where she j ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ Douglas In the 



Fiction 

'Anthony Adverse' ($3.00) ., r 

'One More River' ($2.50) ....... 

'Oil For Lamps of China' ($2,50) 
'Within This Present' ($2:60) 
I 'Bonfire' ($2.50) ^ 
I'.Tumull and.the Shputing'- ($2 50) 



• •••••ft 



I • • • • ■ 



. . i ... . . .By Hervey Allen 

; . . .By John Galsworthy 
, ... .By Alice Tisdalfe Hobert 

. , iBy Margaret Ayet Barries 
By Dorothy Canfleld 
...By Ursula Parrbtt 



> • f • • • • I 



Non-Fieti 

♦Life Begins at Forty' ($1^^B0) ................ .By Waller Pitkin 

'Crowded Hours' ($3.00) j. ........By Alice Roosevjt Lohgworth 

'100,000,000 Guinea Pigs' ($2.00) By Arthur KaUet and F. .1, Schlink 

'More Power to you' ($1:75) . > . • . . . • > . . . . By Walter B. Pitkin 

'Our Times: Over Here' ($3.75) By Mark Sullivan 

"Timber I'irie' <$3.00) ! ..... . .>By Gei>e Fowler 



Bonfils Estate Troubles 
Rumors of a fight between the 
executors of the estate of Frederick 
G. Bonfils over the '.landUng of the 
huge estate were partially confirmed 
when Mrs. May Berryman^ eldest 
^augMoPr-afjlced-the-ColoradQ cpjjrtg.,.: 



promptly supplants, the star, 

All rather unbelievable, but Vig- 
orously told, with robust action and 
plenty of It. , She keeps the. story 
moving rapidly, her people are In- 
teresting and her backgrounding 
colorful. It's something to be read, 
If not remembered, and glv.e$.prpm- 
■of better work- to come. 



Murder on Hi | Newspaper Club Again 

fiction story by Dou^as , In the , ^i^p is the Pat- Founded on the remnants of the 

American Mercury written L^JJ''Jf ^Mmde^ Files the Atlantic,' old Newspaper Club which gave, 
""Sngham IS a sports wHter j by Stanley ^J^ '^^iJ^^;^^^ ^^^^ In October, a 
atid has been working for papiers 



to direct the executors to pay the 
$25,000 annuity due from, the estate.. 
The court ordered the executors to 
pay Mrs, Berryman $2,083 a month, 
and also to piay the back; install- 
ments. According to Mrs. Berry- 
man, only three of the 37 bequests 
provided 'in the wiU have ;beeri paid. 
Bonfils died nearly ten months ago. 
Although the estate has be^ri esti- 
mated between $10,OOO,OQO and $16,- 
000,000,' rumors: in Denver, are that 
when- a complete inventory Is miade, 
the figures will be many more mil- 
lions. It is reported that Mra. Ber-. 
ryman lias engaged lawyer? to inake 
an Investigation of her father's as* 
sets; 

Most of the estate was willed tp a 
founflation for the advancement ef 



he paid for the story from, a down 
and but reporter In Dallas, "Texas, 
I and^ believed -It- true, 

Judge liowell, during the trial,] 



_ new or- 

The~^^a.uthor takes his Christopher I ganlzation the Newspapermen'is I science arid education, but already 
1. * -l A wV«"°flA"f*n«^~ was I Hand aboard a transatlantic air- Club of .New York has been estab- | Mrs. Borifils, the widow,, has de- 

aoout 14 years. I jiner, employing the airplane catcher ] It has taken oyer the fonrter secured her half ais 

to effect the landing. quarters of the Newspaper Women's, provided by the state liiW. She had 

^Aboard Hand fih|[s one of th e pas.r I Cjub at 47 West 44th street, which been willed an annuity of $60,00P^_ 
serigers murde^^^ the lobby of which at the time of heir death waa' 

♦««ir fi»«^ A..f t« tt^n nAiilrtas Vhat I tually. proves to be an attempt to i the. Hotel Iroquois, 4? West 44th to go to Helen, the other daughter. 
Inside on Lawyers I liaTre^ th^S^^^^ . Half of the esUte will anioiint to at 

Ai«V Rohio«a«r l« one of thoSe fhe Merc^Jv and S Oncers Of the dub are Nelson least $C,000,000. Helen was given an 

Alex. .2"tona hSS* tibS laLS ion, bringing almost everyone aboard Robbins, of the Dally NeWs, last annuity of $25,000. 

Sed-rcoTboT^oundlke Sd rdlVo^of Khig Se^JtlV" with the real cuiprtt, president of the old club pr^^ident; ^^,3, Berryman. willed an annuity 

Sr!S^ ^ffl^rrrthrae^^^ as usual the one least suspected- james V. Tamall, of the Newark Ljf jig.OOO while she lived with or 

World omce at the »f « ° V ^ ^ . g it's th^ standard pattern, but Page Ledger, vice-president; James Je- remained, the .wife, of Clyde BertjL- 

and he stayea 1 .rst Hand Nazi survey swings It neaOy. and will, fool most ^all, the 'Inquiring Photographer' man. or $26,000 if she ceased to live 

Exceptional effort Is belhg tnaae j avid followers of the. catchem | pf the Dally News, treasurer; and h^ith him or. becatoie his wIdoW, went 



was 27 years ago, 

with the shieet until Scrlpps-How 

ard bought it and put it out of bust- ^j^Yye^iaJi Ijay to call attention. | Bchool*of"fiction. 

ness. At that time he was assistant j^g^K yia a series of articles by 

city editor. Dr. Samuel Mafgoshes on the Hitler 

Now Schlosser's written himself a a^^ation. Dr. Margoshes Is the 

book. He chose to tell about .law- paper's editor and has just returned 

yers. having come Into contact with from an extensive European survey, 
a lot of theni during his newspaper j yiddish daily took space In the 



Leon Levine, formerly of the New into court and had the provision set 
York Ariierlcan, secretary. aside as contrary to good mbrala 

Reiqulrements for membership are and against public policy. Mrs. 
that the applicant be either work- |. ferryman claimed the clause was 



Peering Past Hitler 

: "Twelve years, or so ago,. J|a,cob 

Wasserman was worried oyer the 1 Ing on the staff of a dally paper, or. | i^^ggr^^^ ^^j. ^^^^ jp|„rposQ |„duQi|,g 
differences between Judaism and; if engaged in another line, been In Ker to divorce Berryman. 



(Vanguard; $2) Schlosser tells the Uq. announce the series by Dr. Mar- 
various methods that lawyers use goshes) which starts Dec. 2. It's the 
to coax clients' money and to evade grst time a Yiddish dally has gone 
laws. He doesn't point any morals; to that much trouljle to call atten- 
hc Just tells some stories in straight Ulon to Its features In the non-Yid- 
jcurnallstic manner. The figures | dish language press, 
are. staggering and the case hls- 



felt a strong anti- Jewish feeling in 
Germany even against himself, the 
country's leading novelist. He wrote 
a book telling about It 



:the newspaper business at least -five 
years. 



Rumors around Denver are. that 
the executors may try to break that 
part of the will whlch^ establishes 
the Bonfils foundation on the ground 
that the powers granted It sii^ too 
■State authorities are^'plan- 



tcries Intereistlng reading. Espe- 
cially since, most of them are con- 
temporary. 



•Anthony Adverse' Rival 

Looks like Farrar & Rlnehart 
iave another best seller In 'Jona- 
than Bishop' by Herbert Gorman. , . evervwhere 
on Its publication day the book had ^rls^n ^^7^ 



Calif Goes Uplift 

Alfred H. King's desire to publish I chapter 
better books, the company sdys. has .^.fter' to bring the tome up to date 
produced . results. Sent but a re- The whole makes Interesting 
quest for 'serious novels dealing reading from the standpoint of most 
with the contenipbrary Ainerican folks who didn't realize that the 
scene.' and manuscripts began pil- | anti-Semitic thing In Germany 

reaches back Into the years. Be- 



Market for Sp.orts Scribes 
Newspaper sports writers, who 
- ^ ^ . I probably wi-lte a lot of fiction^ any- I b'^oad^ -sjt«i.o - 

Now It's P"^"shed for the first jjj,^ y^^^^ an outlet for their ^ collect Inheritance tax 

TT.u^-, st«^t*.« bv Cow- I r^„y fl^,t,onal scrlbblings. It's a L,„ gn^i^e fortune for the same 

new pulp sports story mag sppn- reason. At present the state has 
sored by Nat Fleischer, an old hand goUected tax on the money covered 
at this type of publication. He calls annuities and other direct 

It 'The All-America Sports Maga- ' 
zine.' 

Fleischer's aim Is to get the lead- 
ing sports scriveners to contribute, 
and for iiis initial issue ha lined 
up Daniel M. Daniel, of the EWorld 



time In the United States by Cow 
ard-McCann, but it has an addenda. 
Wasserman has added a lOngish 
entitled 'Twelve Years 



bequests, including the half granted ' 
to the widow. 



Samaritan Publi 

^ _ _ Success of few mag publishers 

On lt| publication aay I one peculiar thing, publisher says. I yond which. It Is fine writing by a I Telegram'; Frank Graham, of the Uas so pleased the New York news- 

^I^^3^.r.f°J^fJiJ°^l}lti^2 m"^M Is that, most of 'the better scripts' .| master craftsman. It may not. help | .sun',. Dan Parker, of the. ^lirro^^ fraternity as that of Bob 



and a third In the printing. Now, a 
week later, the fourth edition Is ott 
and the presses still rolling, which 
seems to Indicate It may parallel 
the 'Anthony Adverse* tome pub- 
lished' by the same .house. 

As On the Harvey. Allen book, 
F. & R. got some swell notices from 



submitted are laid In California. 
Which would, seem to Indicate a 
bopni. In California literature. If 
that's the word. 



Little Mag's Big Names 
rrh6 Anvil, little mag edited by 
reviewers and Iriimediately began I jack Conroy from a cowshed In 
ateamrolilng the book. Both books Moberly, MisMurl, Is doing well by 
are being called In publishing dr-. itself Insofar (as acclaim Is con- 
eles brilliant salesmanship as much cemed. First number carried a 
as anything else. plecb by Maxim Gorky and a poem 

Gorman Is now In Europe getting by Langston Hughes. 



towards sixi understanding of the Ujarold Burr, of the 'Brooklyn. I ^ment. Ament, formerly of the old 
Hitier enigma, but It wUl give read- Eagle'; Robert B. Cbnsldene, sports world, who turned publisher with 
ers a clear insight Into a peculiar ^^hqj. of the Washington 'Hera d', international Detective Ma,- Azlne. 
world problem. and Arthur Mann, formerly with ^as done so Weil With that publica- 

' — , the bid 'World,' among others. Only | tjon that he. will shortly , get but 

Collyer's Meriges TWo jpaul Galileo Is missing. two more. As In the case of his 

Collyer's . Mid Weekly, a racing Fleischer headquartering his new international, he will use mostly 
sheet, has been merged with Cbllr . mag atop Madison Square Garden, gtorj^g |jy farmer and present news- 
yer's Eye and Baseball World, | prom there he iailso gets out The | papermen. The new mags. wlH be a 



Granville 



sports and financial publication, ef- 
fective With the Issue of Dec. 2. 
Bert E. Cbllyer, one-time turf 
Writer on the Clilcagb American, Is | 
publisher pf the paper, which Is 



Ring.' 



Western story affair and. a mystery 
story publlca.tIon. 
Ament, when riot attending to his 



material for a biography on James Hicks got into the second number. J .^^^^ ^^ Chicago. With the con 

Joyce which will bo entitled The which also had a ^bort story by ^ ^ ^ ten- 

Uan from Dublin.' Lpuis Mamet, new writer, which ^J^^f ^^^j^. 

Curious coincident Is that Joyce Edward O'Brien picked up tor UB ^ ^ Weekly, the Base- 

•nd Allen are close personalfrlends. next 'Best Short Stories collection. ^j* merged with the 



Now TbomaB_Uzell is jePjJn^Jf^a . ^^^^^ ^^^^ published separately I to'cVstrlpV an^ other features, but 
?i?'^^?.il!^P^,5^^tri,,n" CnJJJJv I for some time, Collyer got out the | }°°^ ^ ^f^^rent angle. Notion now 

„ , Is for the features to help the vart' 
tlon to the Sporting News, old St 
Louis weekly. 



Comic Strip Advance 
Walter Flelschmann has Joined I publishing work, occupies himself 
King Features In a promotion ca- with relief for Indigent newspaper- 
paclty, starting Iriimediately. For- I men. His office has for some time 
mer show p.a. has a job somewhat | lieen used as a clearing house for 
new In newspaper syndicate work. ild to needy news scribes. 

King wants Fieischmann to go [ 
out and dr^m up interest In Its car- 



Comment among publication men 'Short Story Hit^ W^/*'^. Baseball World In 1928 as oppbsl- 

generally Is that Prof . Raymond first printed. New. Issu^^ 

Moley's weekly, Todky, Is duU read- tains a. piece by Ersklne Caldwell 
Ing. It le characterized as unat- which Is getting mighty strong- 
tractive In make-tip, heavy And | named for a 'little mag*, 
editorial tone, and 



Wife's Appraisal 

The appointment of William Bul- 
litt as Ambassador to Moscow had 



Every Woman Carries On 



I mer editor, how the ijiubllsheTr, J; 
M. Landau, the fprmer publisher Is 
oiit. R. H. Tewksbury, the third 
part of the .triumvirate which 



academic In . 

lacking In the pace and tempo ex- Window Book Stiint 

pected In modern Journals of opin- I Unique among- bookstore wliidp^ 1 ^- -^-Hr."^^^ Which 
Ion. So far as Today commands Utunts was that participated In Dy L^^^^g ^ag, has been rebrgan- 
Importance and influence It seems three publlshersi Vlklng, Harcourt with Paul L. Epstein, the for 

as^a house organ for the Roosevett I Briic ' - ^ - . . - 

administration. bbokshop. 

Advertising after the first Issue I The three had the Putnam wln- 
iePnfined chiefly to coupon copy. Ljo^j? space fitted up as a P'^iv**® 

However, the sheet appears to be u^jr'ary and had a pretty : founded Every Woman, stays, 
widely distributed so far as the Uhere and read the current ^^^''^ probably on the editorial end. 
metropolitan area Is concerned. It of the trio of book houses. Occa- . jjpstein working to get out a Jan - 
retails for a dime. - slonolly the girl would register thel^^^ 

Excessive Conservative trend of piea^re she gets but of reading l^^y nbt miss more than one Wsue. 
Today's sentiments as expressed in such gppd books as published *>y U.jjat falling, there will certainly be 
the first two months of the iriaga- the three house$, or she wouli wrap 1^ February number. 
Sine Is ascribed to the rag's angel, up a couple of books for Christmas ..• ■ - 

Vincent A.tpr. ^ glf t presentatl^ ^rst'^r5S>l5Sfng'iXlty by I -^^^^ 

w..r r'vJSSTlegal im- ^ "-I A. Times Changes, pawcett Publications In ; spme time h^^^P^^S: «'t;'«ni",f ^f!!!?^ 

Prank Scully la mulling legal im j ^oyai jj. Hotchkiss has been pro- j \g a. brace of new mags to Appear | >f^«^ed 



out, newspapers In advertising led Ix)ujse Bryant. hW to™ 
rather than circulation. Theretore and widow of 

Although It missed the December I ^ei^^r who li-s In . a^inod^^^ 

show a lineage gain, as an Indirect , . . , 

result of the King Items. Louise thinks It's funny that both 

her men - should be honprpd by the 
Cerfs Deluxe Edition iS^ovrela, although Bill lir entirely 

Bennett Cerf, head of Random different from the late Jack. Jac» 
House, took a personal interest for was a pure communist, "ne says, 
more than a year In the preparation whereas Bill is ^^^^^J^ ^^^f^"^^ 
of his company's new edition of tlve. Jack was the real aristocrat, 
•Brothers Karamazov.' The result however. In her opinion, 
shows that it was a project close to ' 
his heart. It's a beautiful book. 

Boairdman Robinsojn Illustrated 
the Dostoievsky novel, and' the Rarir 
dom House typographer managed to 
find an especially neat type. The 



_ »L ^ - ,H « ui»^jx> "1. o — Marked at $3<50. It ought to 

l>rogllbs with'the Jimmy '^'>^^^J'^ \j^'^eA^trom^ yca,i'T"The"twb'are Rp- |;fl^ well en Christmas gift budgets. I j'^yjJJj^^'^^'Yeveral' years 



W. O. McGeehan Oies. 
William O'Connell McGeJ^an, 64, 
veteran sports writer whose 'Down 
the Line' was syndicated by the 
N. Y. Herald Tribune, died Nov. . 29 
at Sea Island Beach, Geqrgla resort, 
of a sudden dilation of the heart. 
He had been suflferlng from heart 



He Wrote a biog on Betty cpnjpio^ i — ^j^^ editor of the Los Angeles mantle Movie Stories and Romantic 
(Mrs. Walker), but Nathan Burkans Upi^^g^, Confessions, and are . to be Issued ' 

office, for the ex-mayor of New' 



Tork, Stepped In and allegedly 
halted several literary deals. 

ficylly meantime ^^as expended ^ 
some $6,000 In the preparation of . 
book and was all set until the ea«or. 
=^alkerr^deeia«d-^tha*^perhaiis?=lt-] 
was Indecorous to engage In such 
publicity. 



Stephani's Tome 

George Hawks moved Into the c.e. I by "an afliiiate of Pawcett to be I First novel of Fre^dric Step^^^^^^ 
spot, with Smoky Hale, night assis- LJoWn afi the Romantic Unit. . the Pa'-,^"^^""^ stud^^ jan 1 bv 
tant'city editor and Jack Berger on Printing, of the two w,iU be In board, will be P^^Hshed Jan. 1 by 
the day shift as assistant city | rotogravure, a favorite method with | Macauley, who will Issue a 

the Fawcett publications. 



20,000 

[ copy first edition. Tome, 'My Can 
die Burns,' runs over 450 pages arid 



Wire Services Fite 

A periodical price-cutting war be- 



=TymA^ria=Varietyr 



The Writer went to the Georgia 
coast early this winter, followlpg a 
custom of several years' standing: 
A month ago he was In the hospital 
a: Brunswick, Ga., for treatment, 
and apparently rallied. He returned 
to the Island home about a. week 
ago. He was Visited by Col. Hus- 



The newshounds cite the NRA's Adverse' advance campaign 



ntering at the J. P. ~^ on through the dry sub -branches as comparable to 

at Woodstock.^N._T.. \ ^^r'l^Jt^Z^ 't^r^l^ . UP Is v2riett's style of ^MPTOA. TOCC, 



. . * *v,« T t» ti^en AP and UP for service tP alphabetic contractions of the suri- 
Scully Is wintering at the J. P. twecn ana v ^, | „„^_v,ranrYi*in ns eomnarable tf 

— " ■ * N. T., I 
;E3voy 
, He 
rourid I 

ments will keep him In America for I contracts, at arouna naii. ou* j ^ ^ ^ „r^r .r> irmwA Ma 



Retbnda's Successor 

Ed Ilcrwig ha.s succeeded the late 



is Hollywooding In pictures. 



, ^.a3, ... a COUP. I rt.«Pnr.»^^^ ..^ 

Quite a While. i prices. 



on. 



Allan Reagan, old New York World 
alumnu.% becomes rewrite riian ori 
Timcs-Unlpn. 



kViea, who found him In the best of 
spirits, but shortly after his visi- 
ter's departure he was stricken, 
dying, within a, few minutes. 

"The body was taken to Jackson- 
ville, to carry out his desire to be 
cremated, but Mrs. McGeehan d«7 
(Contihued on page 6S) 



sa 



VARIETY 



E LABIES 



Tueedaf, Deeember S, 1933 



Going Places 



'' Jatr as Aid to Beauty 
It's oh6 thing to say \whmin lies 
tho secret of eternal youth, It's an- 
other thing to prove It. The phllos- 
phers hold it lies in. happiness; the. 
beauty experts, in jai;s of turtle oil 
crealmv but 'The House pn 56th 
working right before your 
,eyes, proves that, . really and truly, 
it lies in a ZOryear stretch- In Au- 
burn prison. 

Kay 'Fx*ancls. Auburn a 

lovely, rkdiant young thing. Twenty 
yeiars later she. comes out—as love- 
ly, as radiant, the line oit her chin 
"as Arm, her. fliure as svelte, her 
hair as crisply abundant. She 
smiles less often, that's all. Yet 
even so, an Improvement. /Rows of 
white teethj no matter how 'dazzlngr 
iy regular, grotv monotonous after 
a spell. . 

Only Miss .•Frahcls* cipthes reveal 
the passing of the years. Ere the 
beneQcen t gaties 6f AUbdrn clanged 

"^Uehtnd^ hei';-§h~6'V^ 
in the full gathered gkit-tSi .the full 
ga.thered ■shirtwaists that charac- 
terized the iilnetieeii hundreds, Her 
• hair towered in a zooming pbmpa- . 
•dciur, iier hats swept the scene .with 
picturestlue dips of the brinis, their 
Gaiiiisborough plumes, a-flylng, . 

Twenty years later, blithe little 
■caps perch cock-eyed on her sleeH, 
flat-waved h6adi' She' dashed about 
now, for her clothes have lost the. 
old-fashlbned yardage that made 
her earlier sorties slow motion. In 
the evening, black beaded sheaths 
cling ecpnomlcaliy to her flgure, 
held up to hier neck, in front . by a 
band tollaiv pf beads that does away 
with shoulder straps and their way 
;Of covering, even a little bit of ah 
excellent back. She has become a 
prpfessl'onal lady ' black jadk dealer 
in a classy gaLmbUng" hou^e, and 
she needs, therefore; lots pf glitter- 
ing, exotic garments*. 

Margaret Lindsay, playing daugh- 
ter of Madame X Miss Francis, has 
been learning about make-up and 
has discovered, too, a coiffure With 

• short bkngS' that helps. She in- 
herits, it seems, her unknown 
mother's love of gambling, but not 
her knack of. wearing clothes nor 
her general good humor. Miss 
Lindsay's mpst frequent expresslpn 
' Is that of resenttnent. 



sad, touching way, by King Kong," 
would wiBar a little . cape fashioned 
ail .of white ostrich flues for an in- 
spection tour of sparlc-spltting steel 
mill furnaces. Only a n»ald ionce 
about to be boiled In molten ■\vax by 
the mad scientist, Lionel Atwill,. 
could conceive of winning back h6r" 
husband's attention by .prieclpltating 
singie-handed-^through d e V 1 o u s 
feminine plottlngs— the market 
crash of '29, and thus her husband's 
flnanciai ruin. If he didn't have 
so much hiohey to worry about, . she 
figured, he could stay .home-, nigh tsr 
with her. Perhaps, then he'd notice 
how prettily. In her'- nelw blonde 
hair, she decorated the all-white 
hedrpom tha.t Columbia. Had devised 
for her. 

Occasionally, of course. Miss 
Wray reactis .with extraordinary In- 
teillgence. It took brains to select 
her black and white evening dress, 
black slithering satin skirt^ascend- 
Ing to. a point .aboye_ a . hi£h rwalst-^ 
line, soft white satin folds rising 
thereafter to be caught ih a rte.ck- 
llne of the same material high at 
her throat. But \vhere was her 
judgment when flhe chosei - too, 
white evening frocks, one even of 
white saitin; when it Is a fiindameii- 
tai law that white fitted over am- 
ple swinging curves only . increase 
th^Ir arcs? . Subh are the Incon-r 
sistencles Miss.Wriay, nbw .cilmblnB 
back to 'normalcy, is still prey to. 



Did You Know That— 



Thei. John 
"cruising 



Hundleys 



are 

-the 



Swishing as Fine Art- 

It Is required of a; leading lady 
In an Ed Wynh. picture, only that 
"she be decorative. Dorothy MackaH 
answers the requirement for 'The 
Chief,' but just for luck she gives a 
little bit over. SometliKies she cLcts, 
too... 

Granted a very fetching hip-line 
and 'a proud ciarrlage of her . head, 
siie swishes grandly about in pe-. 
rlod costunves" which have been 
—adapted to set -oflE the flgure very 
much more admiringly and com- 
pletely than the original models. 
Miss MacRail's designer believes in 
preserving the spirit pf the past, 
but there's no reason -to get stodgily 
stubborn about details, she feels. 
An engaging musical comedy 
quaintncss results. 

Miss Mackall manages to squeeze 
In a little biit.of acting by suggest- 
ing that though before : she met the 
evangelistic Mr. Wyiin, she was 
sort of a Bow;ery racketeer's moll, 
since "being exp.bsed "to" his ;gc|6d 
ness and sweetness, she has be 
come troubled with a desire to. do 
good deeds herself. She contrives 
this very fanciful transition very 
credlblyr one'of the minor epic feats 
of her career. . _. 

Kffle. Ellsler, who plays Mr 
Wynn's dear little .mother, actually 
.makes her a dear little mother. The 
BoOtliJng sani.t3r of her perform- 
ance. Its quiet and peace amidst so 
imuch tumult, creates restful little 
interludes followejj by Intense sym- 
pathy for ill, as Mr. Wynn's mother, 
she has to go through. 



At the State 

There is at the State this .week, 
dancing aw.ay like mad, .a hard- 
working, serious-minded flash act. 
California Revels, it calls Itself.. . 

California Revels^ . according to 
the six girls and on© t>oy who com- 
prise its whirling personnel, are 
gatherings sinceriBly devoted, to .the 
more acrobatic expressions of 
Terpsichore, wherein " muscle-free 
nymphs vie with on6 another 
standing • on their heads, stretch- 
ing their legs in a split, and slowly 
twisting their torsos so that their 
legs describe a circle in the hori- 
zontal plane. One girl will weair a 
velvet leotard with short puffed 
sleeves for this feat; another. Just 
trunks and bras, the better for the 
audience to note the play of the 
ribs in the back-bend. 
• Three girls may dO rhythm taps 
in white and gold braid military 
Uniforms; the little girl, of the boy- 
and-glrl teani flinging Itself about 
furiously and always smiling, puts 
white net ruffs around the arm- 
holes of> her black lace . sca,ntles, 
wears bpws .in her sllppcirs, a bow 
m her hair. 

Then at the State there are Grace 
and .Beatrice Saxpn; genuine sisters, 
too. Their , voices gfet hot in har- 
mony, there's harmony in the 
blohdeness of their ca.refully; 
groomed hair, there's harmony in 
their frocks, . flesh colored, satin 
cllhgrlng sheaths, clinging, fortu-. 
Tiately, to figures that can stand it. 
The singular .accord that charac- 
terizes the sisters Saxon, permeates, 
too, the showmanly staging of their 
songs. If one giri has the spot- 
light for the' first part of a num- 
ber, the otiier .'gets it for the sec- 
ond part. 

The lady skater of Mulroy, Mc- 
Neece and Ridge Is brave and pert 
In a short ..red accordion pleated 
satin jumper and white satin short 
sleeved blouse. 



To, Jtiavana. 
holidays. . iCIara BoW wears 
the most daring costume seen 
in .^ome time in 'Hoopla'*., 
and very nice, to ;,. the local 
fans were frantic with Sositi 
Crawford, Katharine Hepburn 
aind Irene Dunne all at the 
Guild opening of 'Mary'. . . 
Lynn and Neil Farnol are back 
in town. .; Jack Whiting's now- 
In the 70's . .Eddie Reeves took 
a party of 25 to New Haven for 
the .I*rInceton game. . .that. was 
Olga Cook who wore that love-f 
ly mink coat and brown,, hat 
strolling up 71st sti'eet. . . 
Harry Rosenthal . attended 'She 
Loves Me Not,' also Harry 
Tlghe, Eddie Darling, Lou 
Golder, Ralph Morgan land 
Mrs. Oharles Freeman the 
same, evening. . .the! Huiihba 
dancer at Tlie' Madison Rpyale 
Is a, cute' keeeed..'.Madain^ 
■I .Weiss— XBruck. .^.WeisaLl _wias_ 
there Suhday night tangoing 
quite, professionally in a: black, 
velvet tunic suit, trimmed: in 
sliver fox. . .Bobbie and iEIerb 
Harris ^dreamed ehthusiastic-.:; 
ally, at -the "Xhanksgivlng Day 
pro football game in Brooklyn, 
as-d4d:r^ideline CameronI Bert 
Taylor, Oliye McClure and 
Mickey. \Zukor. . .Kitty Gordbh,. 
beautiful as ever, attended -the 
Saturday matinee, of ree . 
aihd phe'. . ^Bobbie - Folsoni is 
crazy over her small daughter 
.'. ..Cepha Sisk was veirrrrrry 
animated at lunoh %t. Rumpel- - 
meyer's., , . N a h e 1 1 ej diillford • 
gives a cocktail party this 
week. . ..■Virginia Smith wore a; . 
cunning bla'ck ooat trimmed in 
Persian - Lamb and a, -hsmall ■ ■ 
black hat at the hoci^ey game 
Sunday nl " 



Among 



By THE SKJRT 



The best dressed wpma'ri of the. week: 
JOAN CRAWFORO 

('Dahcing Lady'— ^Fllm) 



ihe' Mueicai Film 

If -medals, worie given for the best .musical picture* . . 'Dancing iLady/ 
with Joan Crawford, would rate it.-. Robert. Leonard, Lane and Adam'- 
son, Rogers and Hart, Sammy Lee and Eddie Prinz; all deserve a bend 
for their, individnai parts in ^the making of this filni* 

The dancing of Miss Crawford shouldn't Jbe a surprise, but it is,. But 
.does Miss Crawford realize the privilege it Is to have the. opportunity of 
dancing with Fred Astalre? The one trouble is that there is too little 
of Mr. Astalre, The producers, muffing that well»remembere.d numlier 
of .Mr. Astalre in front of a chorus of men all ih white ties is regrettable. 

iwany- beautiful numbers have beeh done .lrt screen musicals, but none 
to. isurpass the.finalie of 'Dancing Lady,' magic carpet items. There were 
girls on bicycles, , girls bh horses. .It is too gra;nd. A Rogers and Hart 
rhytiijn numbier starts .as a minuet and ends in a riot of jazz. There 
are aiiso swimming pool i^hots. 

Misa Crawford's clbthcis are strictly Joan Crawford clothes.. Going 
in. for liie bizarre. Miss Crawford doesn't disappoint in this celluloid. 
.An evening frock of crystal beads had. a:. short bolero jacket and for 
t-rinimiing; phe -bia.ck yelvet bpw: at- the- tfe 

sequlh gown/had large frills lianging at the elbOws; Thete were several.' 
street costumes the glrlis will be dying to copy,, especially the one with 
piaid reveres.. A twe.ed ..Suit had; fur .cuffs and- was worn . "with the, new: 
long gloves. A gbwn sprlnkied with- spangles had- fringe feathered 
arm decorations. As a. little foreign: maid in long blonde; 1^^^ Miss 
Crawford :lpol?ed enough like Marion. Davies to be her sister. It. ■was to. 
be expected she would think up- ingenious pi-actlce clothes . iand she: did, 
never appMHng . twice in the same o.ne. 

Clarke; Gabl6 Shouldn't .hurry to g«t well. His giaunt appearance 
makes hint; more appealing., Franchbt Tphe, while better in this picture 
thah.heretbfore, hasn't struicic ills stride in pictures yet, Dio you reinem- 
ber the 'Hous^ of Cbnneiiy' 



deal the New Deal Nevtrs will deal, 
as its sponisor, Morris S. OberhSLrdt, 
prefei's not to say anything about, 
it just yet, . 



^Capitol's Stage 

The stage presentation preceding 'Dancing Lady' at the Capitol needs 
some pep. You ^vould expect plenty hot dancing, but Lpuis Sydney, 
was in a sedate state of : mind and . gave a bit of Dresden, Greece and 
Egypt. They were all nice to look at, but hot ihe sort of thing tp get 
;the people In the .mood fbr the picture. 

A Dresden statuette had, one girl In a blue hooped dress with plhk 
roses. Another girl was. in. chartreuse tHmmed with a, dark green chif- . 
fon. In Greece Mr. Sidneiy goes modest and covers the Chester Hale, 
girls In net, Loin cloths were pf gold ^'ith fringe and wide collars W'ere 
In isllver spangles. In Greece the ballet wear blonde wigs, blue chiffon 
and gold gowns. 

A single dancer was nicely dressed In white chiffon with a pale blue 
feather trimnilng. Outstanding was a man with a; painted body in black 
lacquer, gold loin cloth and a hugergold head dress. 



Literati 



King Kong After Effefcts 

For several pictures now Fay 
Wray has been allowed to lead the 
life of a normal, . sensible young 
woman. . No monsters haVe p-ursued 
her nor has she been doing any 
screaming. It was thought best to 
leave her She had suffered 

plenty. 

But it Is not easy to wipe out, 
=^slmply=by^retur-ning-=her-==to--a=;Con. 
ventlpnal environment, a' past as 
nerVe -shattering as hers: Though 
in 'Master of Men' all is well again 
with her . On the surface, beneath it 
all lurk strange aberrations, witless 
wkys of doing things ! that can only 
be attributed to the reason 
crumbling experiences the poor 
child had run Into during her try- 
ing screen career. 
Only , a maid onee loved, In his 



(Continued from pige 57) 
cided upon burial on the Island, and 
the- funeral party returnedi He Is 
sui'viyed only jjy his widow, whom 
he. married in 1910. 

McGeehan'B Crisp sporting com 
ment made him a leader among the 
special Writers Jn that division of 
newspaperdom, and he was one of 
the most widely-read commentators 
on the sport events. 



^Rasputin' Angers Czarists 

Fanny Holtzmann, American at 
torney for Noel Coward; et .41., is 
now in London after several months' 
research on a proposed legal action 
by the femme branch of the Ro 



Chatter 

The M. Lincoln Schuster; Morrle 
Rysklnds, . et al, hied to Viglnny, 
suh, for their Thanksgiving' cele- 
brations, Schuster lis tackling Su- 
prenie Court Justice Benjamin N, 
Cardoza for a book via S'&S. 

Norriian Anthony, the 'Ballyhoo' 
emir, is no slouch. With prbhlbltlon 
repealed h^'s written, a 'Druhk Blue 
Book.' Soglow. illustrates 

Esquire goes monthly with the 
January number. 

John. K. Balder son; off tp Europe 
for a -vacieish and to pomplete a 
new plaly. 

. Roswell Williams, author of 
'Woman Witiiout .. Lovfe,' Is really 
Frank . Owen. 

For a couple of years now Dan- 
iel Frohmsin ixas been,, writihg his 
reminiscences for publication by 
Long & Smith. Still at It. 

F; Scott Fitzgerald's first novel 
In more than five years,. 'Tenider Is 
the Night,' starts serialization in 
'Scrlbner's' in January. 

J, P. McEvoy gets in from .. the 
coast ne'xt we^k, at about the time 
the Satevepost starts his hew 
story, 'Plaster Paradise,' 

Surprise that Pearl' Buck's new 
novel, 'The Mother,' won't be pub- 
lished until early next year, . rather 
than in' time for the Christmas 
trade. 

'Village scribblers got a free 
Thanksgiving dinner on Sherwood 
Anderson and. Barney Gallant. 

At that party for Patrick Gavin 
Duffy thei other day, the aiuthbr^ of 
The Official Mixer's Manual,' 
proved he knows w.hat he wrote in 
the book. 

Four printings for Stanley "Wal 
ker's 'The Night Club Era' and 
looks like mprev 

Dorothy. Parker the only scribbler 
who does not read from her stuff 
when she Is feted. Somebody else 
does tile reading, while Dorothy 
eats, 

D-D readying, a new Thorne 
Smith book,.called 'Skin and Bones.' 
Smith turns them out as fast as 
that. 

Paul Kane, author of 'The Fast 
One,' in Hollywood for a looksee. 

KUrt Cox, who authored 'Re 
birth of a" Nation,' which' Authors' 
Association is' publishing, knoeking 



At the Paramount | . 

Gary Cooper, if Friday's aUdlence Is criterion, will have a big Week 
at the Paramount, iPeople poured into the theatre all day. But the 
sketch prepared ifor Mr; Cooper proved pretty bad. Sari Marltza and 
Raquel Torres assist and help very little; 

Miss .Marltza appears In what may have been a sable coat. It looked 
the worse for wear. Underneath was a backless bro-wn Street dress. 
Miss Torties was in ,a badiy made black ahd jet outfit. Brown, black 
and the grey Of Mr, Cooper's suit made a drab* stage picture, 

A novelty number by the largo chorus had them in orange half trou- 
sers, "the shirts Were of a colorful material. When the girls turned their 
backs to the audience they were waiters, in black With White aprons. 
The, effect was startUngi Another number had the girls beautifully 
dressed in long chiffon dancihg frocks of a pink shading to red, A solo 
dancer was in a net dress heavily Bprlnkled in gold. 

Colorful 'was a white Skirt, magneta double, breasted jacket and purple 
hat' as Worn by the ladles of the ensemble, 

Gretta Niesen did' her lovely' singing in a silver lame gown, A pearl 
tlarra adorned her head. 

Another baick- stage niusical, 'Sitting Pretty', was the screen attrac- 
tion. These back-stage musicals are coming fast and furious. When 
they're good, they're very, very good, and when they're bad they're pretty 
awful. Top. bad that Jack Haley's first real Hollywood attempt ishould 
be so bad' 

Ginger Rogers grows prettier by the picture. Miss Rogers wore for 
the mpst .part slhiple little frocks, well made and becoming. Among 
then! -was a jumper dress, of a plain cloth , with organdie puff ed . sleeves, 
an organdie that was .of plaid design and ohe evening goWn wa:s solid 
in sliver seqUlns. Thelma Todd, aS the vamp, wore what vamps usually 
wear— black vel-vet with flashy trimmings. The large chorus in this 
picture do routines -which have befen much photographed. The circle 
formation is certainly being overdone. 



Palace Costuming 

Miles and Kover open the Palace show with a flash futuristic offering. 
For their team Work the coloring of the costumes Is the same^ In the 
first number thejr are both In dark blue , satin, the woman's gown mad© 
severely pldln. A second had the girl In' a net shawl soon discarded, 
llnderneath. is a costume consisting of four leaves. You guess >vl^ere.: 
Five girls, very much in the backgrpuhd, . ai'e Roman gladiators^ Purplei 
one-piece tunics are embossed with gold. White short skirts. also 
banded ,ln gbld. 

Laura Hoffman, with Charlie H1U» bas radio, written all over her. 
Miss Hoffman, a woman of much Weight, Was neatly dressed as ifor the 
street, A blapk. tunic frock- was surplussed showing white re vers and 
white beaded cuffs. A sniall hat Was pomppmed^ 

'With Bert . Lowh's . band were two girls.. One; is in long black velvet 
trousers with "vest and white satin blouse. She did a. difficult tap dance; 
pn her toes. The other mlisSi a singer,- was in a. lovely shade of . moss 
green satin . minUs- trimming. 



manoff royal family against Metro- 
jSoldwyn-.Maye.rJov er.;Ra spu.tl^^^^ 
le^ed that the film's facts in rela- George Flnlcy Is. how: fiction 
tlon to the Mad Mohk don't flatter | editor of King Features. A promo- 



the Russian, royal family. 



Gumshoeing 'New Deal' 

A cinch that sooner, or later there 
would be a publishing enf^rprlse 
containing 'New Deal' in its title. 
Now It's here, a mag to be called 
the. New Dea' News. Not yet dls- 
ciospd as to what sort of a new 



tlon. 

George Agnew Chamberlain back 
tvotti a European visit. 

Bill Bird, Paris correspondent for 
the Sun and the Courrler dcs Etats 
Unls (New York's French news 
paper), has gone back to Paree 
aftor a couple weeks of hPmo town 
visiting. 



A Weed Becomes a Violet 
In 'Green Bay Tr.ee', at the Cort, Mbrdaunt Shairp, the playwright, 
has taken.the most revolting of subjects and treated It like a bouquet of 
violets. And Jed Harris has staged It like <a: showman. The mountings 
of Robert Edmond Jones are also splendid. There . Is a drawing, room of 
the rich, and a parlor of the poor.'. 

In the . drawing room a cream .colored gettee is well down Stage backed 
with a table, Centered are double -.bronze doors opening out to a roof 
I and at each sld e ^are ^ons^l s -wltj^cjj^^^ Sever al^halrs 
are liT^elicate shade, wWle a baby grand Is alsb . present. But it Is thb " 
parlor that delights, even to the .wax flowers under glass and an old 
harmonium. 

'Jill Esmond the only Woman in: the cast and swell. Playing a sup* 
posedly moderate circumstance role she. dresses the part appropriately. 
One dinner dress Is of White silk, material of a horded texture. It Is 
severely plain. 'Very nice Is a gold checked dress made with a belt and 
little ruffles over the shoulders. There l.s an eel grey outfit with every- 
thing matching but' the hat which Is' of burgundy knit sti^ff, A tweed 
suit In black and white Is worn with a blouse of black and a red tic- 
All black was the last costu ie. 



Tikesday,' Pecembie r 5y 1933 



59 



.-evW^irHy^-drhtlrfng up the -proftts al- 
1 ready. 



of the small |1.0|000 capitalized 
Film Productions' <?6rp„ Hertz covld 
give no satisfactory aHiswer except 
I that the PPC setup was th^ way it 
was suggested" to hlin and he ap.-> 
QTOVed. 



(Continued fL . , _ , ^ 

■ ' ■ . w Tvi,,6t *"®*^y- Heftz said he niust have read the 

provide that tpe wnoiesaier jnusx they -are dumping money bank. group agreement but, T wasn't 

Veep books to show tO; whpin Ife I j^to, stores, and fixtures. Evei-ybody interested in the. details.' 

•Aiifl and how much. On the other already a Kentucky colonel with I The banker, now associated With 

peiiB /^.^v ^_ .~„Ht generations in the liquor business. Lehman. Bros. In jNew York, a,lso 

hand, the restaurani or c'^" ^ " Un the vacant stores are being gob- | was not" interested in the details of 

keep books, reqordlng ^bere "^wor ^^^^ up . for the stock they expect the organization of four subsidiaries 

to boukht and amount, togfether with to put In next Week or the week NovemTier, 193?, three months 

.ii a4> wha:t'B sold after, Reputable Concerns, which prior to receivership, except that it 

record oi wna,vjs_ _. to Uor years made the highest grade was in line '«^lth decentralization 

This *^®f5;^;""»^^^^ socks, brake lining, tyjpe- and was told it would mean sub- 
knock out the bootlegger yn^ and birdcage covers, I stantial savings in taies and ac- 

pontiniie to try to f^PPj^ .*"f^^^^ socks, lining, ribhons counting work. He couldn't tell how 

tomere. also ™*'ltn,,«^*'So^^^^^ covers a sideling arid making much or why. 

tor anyplace to cut its liquor, s^^^^ their first line of attack. H Question as to why B. P. Schul- 
thon would show twice tiie iiquor i ^ j^^pg ^^y^ ^jjj have to go berg's contmct was settled at |300,- 

that was purchased f^^, "J™" without socks. 000 yearly and Schulberg, In turn 

of a speak s books u not suppiiea ... 
by a bootlegger, would also have to 
include fixing of - the wholesaler s 
books, 

Undersupplied 

Weeks ago It was believed certain 



HoHywood G(ws Mother Goose 

Merchants Drop Stars to Plug Silly Sym- 
plionies on Blvd. Xnia$ Trees 



Hertz On Stand 



was made an associate producer 
with release through Par', was also 
brought up. Hertz, saylrig that 
Schulberg was not a. capable exec- 
, utiye but a good producer^ pointed 

„^ ^ (Continped frbm page 6) . out that this had been recommended 

ibat xepearioight (tonight) would be I ^nce it could make If a couple of by Zukor and others who 'were the 
another New Year's Eve of the old ^j^g^g (Kent aha Katz) were act- ghowmeri in the company/ 

calihre, but virlth- lack H>f assurance 4 don n as. - -j- Hertz added that he-had no frlenqs 

as to deliveries, license's, etc., tomor- | • jjertis declared that h6 believed | nor ienemies Ih Par and essentially 



25c Petting 



Minneapolis, r>ec, 4, 
.^Jhterprlsing farmer hiear this 
city, who has .a romantic can- 
yon fit the rear of his farm. 

hilly for a corn crop, is 
taking advantage of the situa- . 
tiOn. created by the local park 
police departm«int which re- 
fuses to permit automobile 
parkers to remain after mid- 
night. 

The farmer- has piit. up a 
big sigh:. .'Moonlight . Canyon 
. , . .Undisturbed Parking . . , . 
25c,: a Couple.' He stands at the 
gate and collects, the. .two-bits 
.froni each couple; 

Sb it looks as though the 
boys have found out before 
.they put the - quarter ofn the 
line.. Buisiness okay. 



row (Wed.) is inore Hkely the Wg .Kent capable but that the inability was brouight Into the. cornpany to 

day. Pew hotels br night spots have j^j^ j^nd Katz to get along. ere- reduce its operating expenses and, 

been advertising for repeal celebra- k^g.^ unhealthy condition effect economies" "generally; 

tibn business, urging reservations In Li^jj^tjjer not . reflectiea in the , Rogers dug oit i telegram frbm 

advance, which may . be a , tip as to status of the company^ Ralph iKbhn to John Hertz while 

how things have stood up, to the i^^en Rogers asked why it was latter was in California oh the in- 
moment. that the most important personnel" Uiatence of Zukpr and others 

BobUeggers are in a quandary, riot of Par was separat^^ from the coin- referred to the crieation of the four 
knowing exactly what will happen pany, Hert^ mferely stated th^t It I subsidiaries. 

to them but figuring public opinion was the unanimous decision of the it stated that the newspapers had 

will be against them from the start, executive committee. Hertz said assumed the breakdown was in line 

Cordial shop proprietors are hoping he was opposed to letting Kent go. with decentralization and asked 

tn ouen as lecit liquor dealers but For the first time yesterday (Mon- Hertz if anything more should be 

not do sure about it under Mulroon- day) it was also revealed that B. J. said about it. Both Rogers and Zirn edict that aU local music and danc 

ev's stringent regulations for New Ludvigh, legal, head of Par, who attempteia, without effect, to show jng stop at 12:30 a. m. It was the 
Tork state They probably Will try grew, up with the organization^ was 



MWAIIKEE CURFEW 
RULES NOT LIBERAL 

Milwaukee, Dec. 
Mayor Hoan la^t Priday (1) re 
fused to veto the recent council 



to nrove that they've been in busl- forced .out because of the high sal- was happy the press had not as- 
ness legitimately selling ginger ale ary he was receiving, $75,000 y^rly. gumed: the subsidiaries were set up 
and non-aicoholiC beverages, which In this connection* Hertz; fiaid he f,,^. gome other, reason, possibly In 



mayor's conteintioh that If the ordi- 
nance -w^as to be changed In any 
way wias tip to the c6\jineil to do 
the changing. 
Some tavern nien.. were planning 



Ing the necessary . $1,000 or whatever 
It will be for memberships and then, 
making customers guest members, it 
Is understood, wliile others are dis- 
cussing the . thought of taxing reg- 
ular customers anywhere from $5 to 
$25 .a jrear for privileges of exclUs- 
lye patronage. 



way down, 

Relatives Ousted ^^..^^^..^ 

jHertz stat;ed he went, after all | ^ further commit himself. He de 
the relatives In Par, referring mosUy 
to relatives of Zukor, and insisted 
on numerous cuts among them. 

■ The late Emil E. Shauer had his 
salary cut In half from the under- 



One feeling is that If the tony Uioo.OOO he was receiving, while Al 
speaks soak a $5 yearly member- Kaufman, a Zukor relative at the 
ship fee, people will not pay it be- par.' studio, was reduced; about 
cause they don't want to confine UgB.o'OO. j^jel Shauer, a' nephew, 
themselvea to one spot. It would L^jj^gg salary was somewhere be- 
take a, bankroll to cover membership tween $12,«00 and $18,000 was also 
in all the places a person might Lfieared on pay. 
want access to under that plan. interesting developments were 

Tlie theatres expect repeal to as- I tLriiwn, but Hftrtz! s"PP"ed mea_grc 



Bist at the box office. Showmen 
sum it lip under several theories, 
notably that repeal will create em- 
ployment and toss money in circu- 



detalls In connection with Felix 
Kahn, brother of Otto, who came 
into Paramount when the Rialto 
theatre, In which he had . an Inter 



lation; peoplo will go out to. eat for est, was acquired by Zukor, About 
a change, order a cocktail or two, 15 years ago. It was brought out 
loosen up and then go to a theatre; that Hertz was unable to ever find 
and that lowered prices for hootch out what Kahn did for the salary 
will leave more potential dough left ^e received and immediately cut his 
for theatres. stipend in half, later Issuing a no- 
There is some disappointment, tlce for dismissal, eftecUve Jan. 1, 
however, at the prices decided on 1933. 

by the Association of Restaurateurs | Rogers referred to a letter ttom 
during the past week 



8l.ltUiai.CUI.O I X\USV''> — : 

Mlnimums Sir William "Wiseman, senior part- 



set were 30 c. for gin cocktails, 35 c. 
for fancier types, 40 c. for old-fash- 
loneds and 50 c. f br aged or import- 
ed whiskies. The 30 c. for a Martini 
for example is a new low hut>-BO.c. 
for whiskies is what the average 



ner of kuhn, Loeb, In which Hertz 
was asked to take no further steps 
in connection with ICahn until they 
could talk the matter over. At- 
tempts to prove that the house, of 
Kuhn, Loeb was trying to save 



speak has been charging right along Felix Kahn because 



he was 



of late, and some less. 

Against that the strength of each 
drink is to be 1% ounces instead of 
2 ounces, the . alze of the .average 
slug before the Great Mistake and. 
< during It. 

, i)ec. 

Hall th6 1934 boom. The new 
money-maker is liquor with every- 
body with a spare dime or a 
friend who knows where , to get a 
dime suddenly finding themselves 
in a new business. Dozen? of lay- 
offs, riianagers, agthts and hangers- 
on In show business are beginning 
to talk about their pal Ruppert and 
Three Star Hennessey, 

Vaud) agent .offices are overnight 
becoming *wholesalb arid retail 
headquarters for the best In liquors 
and wines.' From the way they talk 
everybody is Certain they're going 
to make at least a couple of mil 
lion dollars in the next tvo; or three 
weeks. . Arb'-.nd Chicago they're al- 
ready making book to see who 
-^^-.- yeacheg-the--$l.o:aO.O.OOi: mark...flrst. 



about receivership, Hertz said It I rating as private clubs, but City 
was generally in the air but refused attorney Bednarek countered that 
to further commit W"^^®"' J?^ Jf " by giving an opinion that It didn't 
nied that in December, shortly be- w \r. t u «i,mi<. 

fore resigning, a plan was serl- matter whether the club was public 

ously under discussion In connec- ©r private--muslc and dancing 
tion with a voluntary equity re-.L^Q^j^ j^j^ye to stop a;t the legal 
ceivership and ^hei-e^had^been B^eet- the club had a tav- 

ings of attorneys on the matter, I ° p 
Hertls pointed out that few corpora^ em license. 

tions at that time weren't fearful Another provision is that taverns 
of receivership. with dance floors must haVe not 

Reasons why Hertz brought In less than 900 square feet of space 
Glenn Griswold for publicity pur- of which hot lefts than 800 feet must 
poses when Par had a perfectly be set aside exclusively for dahc 
capable publicity department and ing. This portion . Is expected to do 
why Albert Di Lasker was placed away with the great bversupply of 
on the board were alep sought frOm dance places now available. Most 
the witness. All Hertss could «xt of the taverns will . be unable to 
plain was that (jriswold .was more • fm-nish the required floor space for 
familiar with business or financial dancers and will either have to 
miatters than the regular publicity stick to the. drink and restaurant 
men, While Lasker's presence on the business or give up the ship, 
board brought a name to its roster | ^gj.^ entertainments of any sort 



Hollywood, pec. 4. 
Those phoney tiri christrtxas tree0 
whlcb ire dragged out on to Hdlly- 
wbbd boulevard to add to the Yule- 
tide spirit have started , to make 
their appearance. of the 

stars' lllurniinated pictures which 
graced the trees laSt year, for the 
coming Xnias, trees will bear illus- 
trations from nursery rhymes. : That 
makes the boulevard an eight block 
pl^. for "Wait Disney's Silly Sym- 
phonies. 

Last— yeiar the. boulevard mer- 
chahts figured they'd defray some 
of the 'tlrt tree expenses by affixing 
stars* pictures on the. painted ever- 
greens and (lending a polite letter 
to the celebs asking for donations. 
Merchants found out they ha-d madia 
an error when the checks didin't 
come in. This year, they can't ex- 
pect the 'Three Little Pigs' to come 
across: 

For the w;eek previous to Christ- 
mias, merchants will stage their 
usual ballyhoo of the boulevard as 
Santia CJlaufi Lane by . haying a pic- 
ture star riding in a isleiigh drawn 
ty. f biir ' stuffed reindeer. Whole af- 
fair Is mounted on a truck, which 
takes sbhie of the kick out of It, but 
the Iniaglnative merchants make up 
ifor'all that by having a mugg 
standing on the truck throwing 
chopped paper.' In the star's face to 
supply thei'atrtibsphere of ,enbw; 

Btppeful store owners are cross- 
ing their fingers In .atotidlpation of 
the picture people getting plenty of 
work for the next month so that 
they, can go heavy on the purchase*. 
Last season was a winter of dis-. 
content for the shopkeepers, who. 
saw the picture people pinch their 
purses. 

This yeair, with the NRA eagle 
screaming, they feel optimistic that ^ 
the good old days when stars gave 
expensive gifts to everyone frbm 
the gateman to their employer will 
return. 



that lent prestige. After Rogers 
had failed to learn exactly what, if 
anything, Lasker had Contributed to 
Par, he made the statement all 
Lasker did was to cprab a nice, fat 
advertising contract for his com- 
pany. Lord & Thomas. 



except dancing are a part of the 
policy such as floor shows, exhibi 
tion dances, . crooners, singing or- 
.chestras and other forms of amiise 
ments, a $50 fee goes to the dity. 
Hotel men sought to have the 



Sounds like the days of '29; every 
body figures In seven numbers. 
They need glasses to see anything 
smaller. 

Other onanzas 

Came 1924 with the Florida land 
boom and real estate and grape- 
fruit orchards; came 1928 with 
stocks and bonds and margin and 
millions. Comes 1934 with liquor. 

From the way they talk they're 



brother of Otto were unsuccessful 
Hertz also could not even approjti- 
mate w;hat Kahn's salary with Par 

was. ^ ^ 

■The Chicago capitalist- isportsman 

failed to recall many other detaile 

which both Rogers and . Samuel 

Zirn felt his position, as chairman 

of finance, should have called for, 

nota,bliy In connection with finance 

difficulties; the plana leading to 

the fiim-Jiocklng bank, groui? deal; 

the break-up of Paramount into 

four subBldlarles aiid reasons fbr 

that procedure as to foreknowledge 

or merely fear of receiverflhip* 

Hertz said that the interest of 
the banks in floating $13,000,000 in 
loans with 23 film negatives as se- 
curity was to collect the Interest 
charges but "couldn!t remember 
there were any cbmmissions, 
thbugh his office, as the chairman 
with the company, might have pre- 
supposed his knowledge. 

Tou were brought into Para- 
mount because you were a great 
financier,' Rogers reminded. 

Hertz siid^he had never stated 
that and that ho was forced to take 
a contract against his will on ad- 
vice of someone he doesn't remem 
ber that it was essential because of 
the stock options given him on en- 
tering. 

When Rogers drilled Hertz, as - to 
why- banks wouldn't loan $13,000, 
000 on paper of the Vig Paramount 
Publlx company t)ut would on paper 



Hertz admitted this contract, but closing hour extended to 1 a. m. on 
insisted Lasker helped par by im- week days and to 1:30^ on Sunday 
proving their advertising through mornings. Movie and theatrical 
that change, 'adding that Lasker union leaders tried to. have the 
would not have taken the accbunt If measure vetoed because they feared 
it hadn't been urged by himself, the early closing would put night 
Hertz. He Said that Lasker turns spots out of business thereby caus 
down four-fifths of all the accounts | Ing many musicians and entertain 
offered Lord & Thomas. 
Hertz denied to Zim that Lasker 



was interested in the Continental 
Illinois Bank, 6m et the Par .cred- 
itors, and that Irving Trust refused 
to participate because, of fear of ' re- 
ceivership and an embarrassing po- 
sition because irying Trust has jur- 
isdiction over bankruptcies In the 
Kew Tork district by cbnsent of the 
Federal judges. 

When Zirn . asked Hertz why the 
notice of the stockholders' ineeting, 
whlfch asked approval of the stock 
options to executives, had not also 



ers to lose their employment. 

The chief of police has the power 
to use his discretion in extending 
the clbsirig time for special " cw!a¥- 
siOns by.means. of a special permit 



Chi Expo on B'way 



Giroup of exhibits and several 
shows from the world's fair will be 
eichibited on Broadway this winter^ 
Building at 70th street has been 



"1 j w„«„oi A# wawninw I ''ented. It is a five-story structure 



cago rea;lty nien are said to be .back 



'^'S'SSSied by attorneys, io^l^^y^^^^ 
the par truistees that^Hertz- -has 



stated he will be available here at 
his New York office, if wanted. 

.Minor matters adjourned from 
the last creditors' meeting were ad- 
journed further to Wednesday afr 
terhoon : (6).' 



also i^c£cned. 

Among the shows . listed are 'Dark 
est Africa,' 'Streets of Paris' and 
a side show. 



MARRIAGES. 



Dallas Dexter and Bill Thom.as in 
Judge Ellis Eagan's municipal court 
in ii. A. Nov. 29. Thomas is oil 
Par's advertising stall and bride l.s 
a Par actress. 

Marjorie Hegyl to Bernle Gross- 
man at Hollywood .Nov. 30. Groom 
is a lyricist and bride, is a nonpro. 

Alice White, pictures, to Cy 
Bartlett, Sonora, Mexico, Dec. 8. 



BIRTHS 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mulrooncy 
son. In New York, NO v. 2 7. Father 



is with United Artists, 

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Baker, 
daughter, in Chicago, Nov. 28 
Father is the radio and vaiide per 
former; mother was m vaude as 
Peggy Cartwrlghti' 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Page, twin 
daughters, in Los Angclos, Nov.. 26, 
Father is in the Fox-West Coast 
accounting department. 



Firewateiing On 
to Taste like the 
BaAtDb Vmbge 



Sonie distillers of glh are change 
Ing their formulas In manufacture to 
conform to the public taste created 
by a decade of bathtub and cordial 
shop gin. The claim Is that the 
drinkers of today have been so ac- 
customed to the sharper bathtub 
product that they don't like the Mo- 
Coy the way it tastes now. 

The genuine gin, as before prohi- 
bition, Is much , sweeter and smooth- 
er than the post-prohibition gin.. It 
also tastes like it's weaker. 



Wide Opoi Colb. Town 
Ts&en in Fake R<ud 



Fairplay, Colo., Dec. 4* 
Fake officers came Into town con- 
vinced clerks and store owners 
they hiad the right to confiscate 
slot machines, loaded all such Ihto 
trucks and hauled them away. 

Fairplay Is. a mining town tucked 
away lii the hills and the creden- 
tials offered by the bo -called offi- 
cers vcre BO convlhclhg that no 
one gave them any argument. In 
fact, the clerks evert helped load 
the. machines into the trucks. The 
town is wide . open. 

Son. B. B. Wony in Plii% 

-^•Broadway's juppoflfidJbOKdbwn .on_ 
difitintegration of the two Philadel- 
phia baseball clubs, by sale of their 
star players is that the cost of Cam^ 
palgning-f^"' legalization of Sunday 
games was so high the teams need 
cash in a hurry. Connie Mack's 
Athletics are reported as preparing 
to dispose of two of their few re* 
.maloins^^stars-sMtfikey^^^C ochran gL, 
and Lefty Grove, the account being 
thai Cochrane Will go to Detroit as 
manager of the Tigers, while Grove 
transfers to the Boston Red SOx. 

The A's disposed of Simmons; 
Haas and Dykes last year. The 
National League Phillies have al- 
ready sold their headllner. Chuck 
Klein, champion batsman of the 
league, to the Cubs. 



60 VARIETY 



TIMES SQUARE 



Tuesday, December 5, 1933 



Broadway 



After 13 years- of football, Bonny 
iPrledman has played his last Bame. 
He's . mulling a cblleeiate coaching 
offer, 

Bob joined National 

Screen. 

Arthur (Pat) West back fi^om 
Calif or hia. 

Raquel ! Torres, figyri 
mainlng oast for legit. 

Gumshoe Gordon at the Music 
Hall wants a screen-test, 

Sol' Lesser gets in fronci abroad 
today '(Tuesv),with the Mrs.-/ 

Jim Riley, t'.., m. for Flfohmatis, 
now coinmutlng to Freepdrt, L. I, .. 

Al Kingston, Hollywood lit. agent, 
in last weefe . Hops west Friday (8). 

Sonia Manred, the model, on a 
duck-Huntlns: trip, down Chesapi?ake 
Bay. 

Virginia Gurley* from stock, play- 
.ing in mystery playlets for r^dio 
cliscs* 

"Many laughs on initiating Georige 
•M; .Cohan into the Saints and Sin- 
iiers club. 

Class :Speaks want legal llkker 
licenses, with question of some get- 
ting 'em. , , ' 

Is'eW: sports daily impends. To be 
called Daily Express. Arthur James 
reported associated. 

Hal Fdrde marked his BOth anni- 
versary on the stage last week , in 
'As Thousands Cheer.'. 

Robert Garland . better froni 
heavy cold contracted attendlne; 
funeral of his .father. 

Dave Clark exercises dally , in 
Central Park where 'the . fresh air 
ik . just, off the press.' 

Leona Maricle back in cast of 
•The Dark Tower/ after being out 
all week with cut hand. 

Dr. Paul. S. Flnkelstein, fav Bos- 
ton molar extractor, was in New 
York over Thanksgiving. 

Hao'ry M. and .Major Abe Wai*ner 
week-ended at Augustfi, Ga., as part 
of a foursome with. Bobby Jones. 

'Pass holders, to Criterion squawk- 
ing that b., b. angrily, told 'em to 
stand aside to let cash custptners 
get In,. 

You can go iEirouhd the World now. 
on' one of the boat lines in 110 days 
:for-j;646. That's cheaper than stay- 
ing at home. 

Ruth LeBeau, lyife of Sam Tor- 
gan. New England theatre manager, 
has re-entered the candy business 
in New Tork< 

CharleiB Daw, assistant to Charle$ 
Grlswold, back at his post at the 
Miisic -Hall after r^^cuperating from 
an appendix bp. 

George. Jibssel commuting from 
New York to - Florida. Broadcasts 
Sunday night and leaves by plane 
Monday morning. 

. "Wayne iPierson hai resigned from 
Weldon Pictures and may go to the 
Orient au commercial rep of a man- 
ufacturing concern. 

.Katherine iSkidmdre, formerly 
with the Roxy vocal ensemble at -th^ 
Hall, t>ack on Broadway after visit- 
ing the folks in L. A. 

Phil de Ahgelus, -w^ k, In .billpost- 
Ing circles, secretly spotted himself 
in a couple of .Shorts; ndw reported 
he Is angling for a test. 

Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone 
are suciposed to have consulted tlie 
J. P. prpfessionaily at Harrlsoh, 
N. Y., '>a week ago: Saturday. 

Those radio cabs a big click, espe- 
cially with nervous riders. Twirling 
the dials and the music takes 'em 
off the road scare. Drowns out the 
meter ticking, too. 
Eighth avenue cordial . store has 



Paris 



. Faiiny Hurst due hei« tb^vara the 
end of the year. 

Marguerite d'Alvarez giving a 
concert at the Salle d'loiia. ' 

Lucicnne Boyer doubling at Mou- 
lin Rouge and lier night club, Chez 
. Elle, . . , 

Harpo, . Marx kidding the lo.cal 
boys. and. girls befbre going bn. to 
ttussia. . 

Arthur i^ublnstein playing-at Mrs, 
Berry .Wall's nnusicale at the Cercle 
Intcrallie; i 

Giant doorman of .Paramount tak- 
liiig . boxing lessons, Withi hopes of 
doing a Camera. 

J. J. Vincent passWef through on 
way to Bale tb sign Felix Welngart- 
ner for American tour. • 

MIgnon Nevada taking on the 
French provinces with a Desdemona 
In Verdi's "Othello' at Nantes. 

Henry Carson has dropped his 
agency business to. . manage Lu- 
cienne Boyer . and Pills and. Labet 
exclusively. 

Alexandre Tcherepnlne off for 
New York on Btemeii Nov. 29, to 
return here for openinjg of his oper , 
VOlol,' at Champs Elysees in, Janii- 
ai-y. 

Mlrellle,. French girl composer, 
last seen In America in 'Bltf 
tersweet;' now playing lead in 'La 
DempisBlle de Mamers' at . Palais 
Royal* 

Yvonne Printenips learning Eng- 
lish so fast that Noel Coward is 
afraid she won't have the French 
accent she need? for her -part in his 
new piece. 

Jenny Polly- swamped with letters 
from . hypnotists sincie she said, 
after her jewels were sold at auc- 
tion, that she was interested only 
in the soul. 

Charles . K. Gordon and the for- 
mer Lari Sari of thie Ziegfeld 
'Follies,' celebrating the 11th anni- 
versary of their . marriage with a 
party at Charlies' .1830 club. 

Emll Ludwig says he's going back 
to America In March. Boasts that 
he finished script of his 'Napoleon' 
in "a week and can't see why the 
boys in Hollywood take so long at 
their work. 

Alexander Korda here on vaca- 
tion, on way to Milan arid Buda- 
pest. Paul Lukas, tra-veiing with 
; Korda, will visit his .native Hungary 
before sailing for America from 
GSnoa Dec. 10. 

Lay ton arid Johnson, using air- 
planes, singing Monday, in . Mar- 
seilles, Tuesday and Wednesday in 
Geneva, Thursday at Salle Pleyel, 
Paris; Friday at Antweirp,; and Sat- 
urday (Nov.' 26) at Brussels. 



C H A T T E 



rations for filming exteriors of 
'Adios, Don Juan>' and 'Z,' both to 
be shot In $pain. 

Jacinto. Benavente, one-time No- 
bel literary prize winner, set for 
production of . his second comedy 
this Season, called. 'El Pa,n Coniido 
en la Mano;' which , is ; local slang 
for. something easy.. His first show, 
•La) Verdad Inventada' ('The In- 
vented Truth'), is still on the 




boards. 



Mexico City 

rahame 



Pabn Springs 



Helen Kane working out dally. 
Rpad to the Dunes being resur- 
faced. 

Deep Wells RanPh getting hew 
dccoratioiiSi 

Molly .and Helene Merrick here 
for a two-week rest. 

The yacht owning mob has.started 
to visit F'alm Springs. 

Jimmy Durt^nte among those 
present for'.the week-ends. 

Margaret Lindsay and her sister 
have rented an apartment. . 

Richard Barthelmess keeping his 
summer tan with desert walks... 
. Ruby Keeler and Al , Jolson get- 
ting an orbing froni the tourists. 

Five new apartments iip, with 
many preferring th^m to the hotels. 

Jack Harvey and liOU Clayton are 
hot desert dudes as . soon as they 
reach here'. 

Nights are plenty cool already, 
with the shorts discarded for over- 
coats as soon as . the sun dips. 

El Mlrador and Desert Inn both 
half filled last -W-eek-end. Good at- 
tendance for the season's beginning. 

Several n^w stores opened selling 
high priced goods to the 'tourists 
•with the picture mob acting as 
shlUs. 

Sunday tennis matches between 
coast name players, figured to be a 
good. draw. First appearance last 
•week oke. 



Chics^o 



Reorganised national symphony 
orchestra started Its season 

Gallery rowdies failed in attempt 
to break up a Ziniballst concert; 
cops threw them out of the theatre. 

Talk of a federal government $27, 
500,000 bond issue to complete con 
been passing out booze prize list for I struction * tourist highway net 
Iwb weeks with Its name and ad- work 
clress printed on same .sheet. Used Ork of Tiajuana Foreign Club 
to be on enclosed card. complaining to Federal Board of 

(iMlss) Franklin Crawford and Conciliation and Arbitration against 
Jbgeph Caskey, dancers of the new alleged unjust dismissals 
Petit Palais, made their first short Guadalajara, Mexico's most Span- 
f or . Warners, 'College Sweetheart,' ] ish city, community of 100,000, has 



Don Dean coming into town for 
the radio charity revue.' 

Niles Tramimel flipped back into 
Niew York all of a sudden. 

Dewey Bergnian. beaded east to 
join the Buddy Rogers band. 

B. B. B. played a showing date at 
the Blackhawk on a bicycle engage- 
ment from the Tin Pan Alley. 

Ben Bldomfield looking for dates 
for the newly organized Oriental 
theatre staff basketball te.am. 

Peggy Charters sending Kehr, 
Rousseau and Kehr into the Drake 
Hotel to follow Fowler and Tamara. 

Town crowded with New York 
bookers and agents. Including Ferdie 
Simon, Marvin Schenck and Arthur 
Willi. 

. B. & K. putting gilt all oyer its 
loop houses sp' the customers can 
give the pictures the bird in the 
gilded cages. 

Albert McCleery's third produc- 
tion for the Cedar Rapids Commun- 
ity players Will be "Mrs. Moonlight,' 
early in December.. 

Adagio dancers, directors and cos- 
tumers flocked to the Serge LIfar 
hoofing recital at the Auditorium in 
vain attempt to pick up some 
ideas.. 



featuring . Dr. Sigmund Spaeth, 

Barney Stager, who represents ..the 
law at 46th and 7th, and has been 
lelUng traffic what to do. for years, 
lost hIa Flushing, jibrrie , by fire, iri- 
Rurance and no one hurt , keeps that 
Irish pari frptn frowning. 

With a cop stationed In some of. 
the raided pseudorcigar .store hand- 
bookerles, the boys are braving the 
elements on the sidewalks with .their 
dope sheets or ducking into hall 
■ivays -vvhen' the cops appear. 

Old. apparatus' used for passing 
sblid ring over subject in levlta 
tion ' illusion has been adapted for 
a-, store window mystery display 
Goose-neck device is concealed and 
cloclovork carries ring over ap- 
parently suspended object, 

Tbp laugh of the. fpbtbill season 
broke , at the Yale Bowl for the 



attracted 300,000 tourists, many of 
them Americans, to the-. Christmas 
fair, exposition and carnival. 

Presidential decree demands that 
authors of plays, sceriarloS, songs, 
etc., register their, works -rtrith the 
Ministry of Public Education, as 
means of assuring ownership, of the 
works and preventing pirating. 



Cire^or Rabinovltch in tbwh 
Bin Shire readying a first play on 
Gandhi's Aryans. 

Rafael Frias, Mexican .film pro 
ducpr, due here soon. 
Noel Panter here to cover the 



Montreal 



^w. election s for London Telegraph, 

Prlncetbn game 'Whfenris IhiTc^ns f \. Eltianor. Boai'dman sstudylng -Span 
were warming up, a 'plane flew oVer I ish,.FrencJi and dancing for 'Aji Old 
towing a streamer banne^r of, 'Send- 
your Son tp Harvard.' ' Same -bUs 



later made several more trips fly 
Ing ad banners. 

Since the. John P. Medhurys have 
a Park avenue address their cook 
is that swell she entertains her col- 
ored genmun friends In decollette. 
'TKe^'Beip^waiTs evfemfi^^^pwiisrbu 
the comedian Still trapeses around 
the house in slacks and a pullover. 

Joe Guastella has moved his spe-' 
cial hair-nurturing menage to the 
Bar bldg. on West 44th after being' 
ousted from the Algonquin by fancy 
rent demands. New manager fig- 
ured all those juvcs coming to Joe 
to preserve their thatch-pieces war- 
ranted an ante on the rent. Algonq 
couldn't 'find a new tenant, so iVa 
barber shop-less altogether. 



Spanish Ciistom.' 

Hoteil at Sitjes on eastern Span^ 
ish coast cleaning up for prospect- 
ive PrInoe of Wtt-les visit. 

Alejandro Lerroux, former prime 
minister, chairman of the board of 
distribution Ofphea Film, S. A. 

Tom Geraghty and Phil Llndsayj^ 
"tm==the"^grounTi7=doing""'the==English" 
dialog, for 'An Old 'Spanish Custorti.' 

UP's Lester Zlffreln doing iS-min- 
ute broadcast of Spahish news 
nightly over local, shortwave "sta- 
tion. 

Celia Montalban^ Mex actress, re- 
cuperating from auto smashup at 
Dax, France. Going into show here 
for Pacb Torres after she recovbrs. 

Dodg Fairbanks and Maurice 
Ohovaller duo here from London 
.soon so Fairbanks ran flhi.sh propa- 



Stan Eld flitting south. 
Marcel Liefebvre trying out ama- 
teurs. 

Howard Conover taking husman's 
hblldaj'. 

Eric North leaves Montreal The- 
atre leaguie! 

. Nlteries selling hooch being closed 
all oyer city. 

tr. Si tourists: in fair nunibers for 
Thanksgiving. 

Gordie Sutherland handling Milk 
Fund Revenue. 

Colbourne-Barry company coming 
to His Majesty's.. 

City clPsirig many east end nite 
clubs, at two a.m. 

DoUg Halns married and hpney- 
moonlng New York. 

No beer and wine after 11 p.m., 
new ruling for. cabarets. 

Krausniann changing to new flopr 
show after i5-week run^ 

Armistice riite biggest cabaret 
grosser Since New Yeai-'s. 

Stati Eld figgering ducking Cana- 
dian winter In, West Indies. . 

Football ends in near - zero 
weather to flot> ' attendance. 

Chez Maurice trying out Satur- 
day, afternoon show and dance. 

Ili'ggy Grant to Maritlmes for 
hockey announcing this winten 

Morgan Powell pans CR13C and 
=TcaTfH-harvwt=of-inijnwvliij?=^ietfer3~" 

Doc Edel now news editor .'Her 
aid' with some voice in manage- 
nient. 

Hotels and cabarets set for hockey 
season by starting shows after 
games. 

. Alan Mai*shall, leading man His 
Majesty's Players, goes to Ibcal 
repertory theatre. 

John Atkinson, 13 years with 
'Star,' goes to Yorkshire 'Post's' 
London offices New Year. 



Sybil . Vane in hospital with 
pcndioltls. 

Harry Clifton: seriously ill wltb 
pneumonia.. 

Tilly. Lpsch but once more after 
atito smash; 

Arthur Segal acquiring more pic- 
ture theatres. 

-Bdythe. (Baker). .D'Erlanger der- 
miatltis victim. 

Ivor Noyello says will plaV: 
Romeo . In' the spring. 

Marjorlc Hume and Eric Lindsay 
celebrate nuptials Dec. 9; " 

Max and his gang in piaiitbfnime 
at the Hoyal,. Birmingham. 

Divorce decree, against Peggy 
Ashcrpft made final Nov. 20. 

Will Pyffe to do three niore pic- 
tures for British International. 
. Commander Step>hen KIrig.-Hall,' 
dramatist. Injured in auto smash. 

Kt^fka, Stanley and Mae in - neW 
Georgfe Black unit,. openin|r in Feb- 
ruary.: 

Talk of Jennie , pplly being 
broujght over here to star in neW' 
revue. . 

Paul Lqkas writing^ words of wls.- 
dom for film, fans In the Daily 
Mirror. 

Winifred Shotter oft to West Af- 
rica tP spend Christmas with ' ber 
husband. 

Tomsbh twins around with bank 
rbli, and lining up names for show 
in West End. 

H, Bradbury Pratt negotiating to 
operate the Prince . Edward theatre 
as a 'boxing spbt. 

Leon DomqUe sailing . Deb. 19 on 
the Berengaria looking for Ameri- 
can acts for. here. 

Greta Nisseri debuting on the air 
for BBC, and getting in a. plug, for 
'Red Wagon' (BIP)> 

John de Forest, British aniateur 
golf champion, acting as host at the 
CoSsack restaurant. 

Lyceum to stage Italian opera fol- 
Ipwing Christmas seasoa.of 'Queen 
of Hearts' pantomime. 

Jack Harris getting rid of his en- 
tire band two days after opening, at 
Monseigneiir restaura,rit. . " , ' 

British Internatlonial' .Pictures 
staff annual ball at Albert Hall, with 
4.000 tickets already sold. 

Erie Hakim after RIalto. House 
formerly run by Universar and now 
property pf Claverlhg & Rose; 

Vivian Ellis, cotnposer, has 
written another novel. All about 
show people, titled 'Faint Harmony.' 

MIchal (daughter of Mark Ham- 
burg) making her debut as pianist 
at the Palladium Sunday concerts. 

Rby Fox discovered , new crooner 
named Joe Muggerldge, but liam'e 
will not be used for crooning pur- 
poses. 

Douglas Fairbanks^ Sr. and Jr., 
and Maurice Chevalier hold three- 
cornered press receptioh iat Clar- 
Idge's. 

John David Swift; son of George 
Swift (Three Swifts), has S-mbitlbns 
to join the act. But jiist a little too 
yo.iing. 

Irving Mills offering entire Got 
tort Club show to. liawrence Wright 
as opening a,ttraction for the 
Princes' theatre. 

Leslie Chetfleld, former husband 
of Josle Collins; settled suit against 
Hutchinsons, publishers of Josie 
Collliis' memoirs. 

Joe O'Rourke, of the Irish Play 
ers. In 'Is Life Worth Living?' at 
the Ambassadors, rushed to hospital 
after performance 

Pamela, 16-year-pld daughter of 
Isidore Ostrer, Gaumpnt-Brltish 
chairman, to have one of leading 
roles in 'Jew Suss' film 

-Phoenix theatre offered -fPr sale 
by the liquidators. Price asked 
$750,000, which includes block of 
residential and business property 

Exhibitors squawking at Fox anic 
Gaumpnt-Brltish insisting on Fox 
Movietone, and Gaumont Graphic 
bofng Included In picture bookings 
Gabriel De Costa, publicity, martr 
ager of Pathe Pictures, subsidiary 
of British International, but, since 
Williani Gell became managing dl 
rector. 

Laura La Plante left for. home 
Nov* 29, tP be there for Christmas 
which she hais never missed. Will 
return here to do another picture 
early next year.. 

Fred ^stalre and Claire Liice 
among stars to appear before the 
iKing and Queen in. comriiand! per 
formance of Green Room Club at 
Drury Lane J)ec. 11. 

Betty Knox (Wilson, Keppel and 
Betty) seriously 111, with English 
jrlrl temporarily replacing, Joe 
ICeppel has been out of the act for 
months, recovering from tippendi- 
=ritirTjpcra:tlOH; 



Hollywood 



Laur,<a"Lee in town, 

Russell Hopton back from th* 
east. • 

Lester 
east. 



Hammel in from 



Naylbr Rogers week-ending at 
Fresno. . 

Oliver H. P. 
the flu. 

Sam Hardy and wife back from 
London. , 

Eli^^abeth Young to N. Y; 
holidays. 

Mrs. (George Lalt rielieved of $33 
in hpldtip. 

Frank. "Butler over 
photoe^ hobby. 

Tom Curran of the Frisco U. p. 
pfllce ogling spots, 

Marjorle IC,lng and her .mother oh 
vacash ih 'Hondlulu. 

Ken Maynard flying tP Miexico to 
lasso' a few crocodiles. 

Arthur Brick, owner of the Pal- 
ace. . Las Vegas, In town. 

Neil 'Hamiltons .celebrated their 
11th wedding anniversary. 

Snow and sandstorm killed Palin 
Springs biz over Thanksgiving. 

Claude Binyon has the duck hunt* 
ing yen; but ho catchee fowls. 

Isabel Green "in town after road^ 
Showinig with 'Strike Me Pink.' 

John Clark Qglihg Fox product, 
awaiting Herman Wobber's arrival. 

Helene. Merrick^ Fox fan mag 
contactor, quit because of ill health. 

Chow depot burned at Paramount, 
so they jgo to Radio restaurant now. 

Bill pine back from swing thru 
Salt liake City, Denver and El 
Paso. 

Al Levy has sold his interest In 
the : Russian Eagle to General Lodi- 
jensky. , 

Prince Ferdinand, grandspn of the 
former Kaiser, lunching with. WiU- 
Rogers. 

Columbia has .given Rpbert Rls- 
kiii two; Weeks .vacash; He's at Palm 
Springs. 

Mary Hanna and 'wift^ Beth 
Berrl, here preparatory to returning 
tp the Orient. 

Francis ' Mangen, who stages 
presentations for Par in London and 
Paris, now in town. 

Reginald Berkeley has gone to 
New Orleans to work, on 'World 
Moves On' for Fo*; 

Mrs. Peter Milne flies in from 
New York Xo- be with her hubby, 
hurt slightly in an auto crash. 

Carl . Laemmle, Jr., calls Nat 
Goldstone the Clientiess agent. Says 
all he has left to. handle is the 'In- 
visible Man.^ . 

Myron Selznlck, Inc., has brought 
suit for $1,837 in commissions iand 
$600 for attorney fees against 
Harry Hervey. 

Metro seems to be doing a Du-: 
rante with Ted "Healy, spotting him 
In almost everything of It^te for 
<:omedy. builder-uppering. 



Pittsburgh 

.By Hal Cohen 



Neville Fleeson here to spend the' 
holidays with his mpther. 

Mike CuUen's mother on from 
Washington for a few days' visit. 

Frances Fayp and Rcnee Landau 
heading new floor Show at Plaza. 

Berhie Armstrong down with a 
broken ankle, the result of his first 
try on ice skates. 

Ed Holland, last here in advance 
of' 'The Bowery,' back In town ahead 
of 'Little Women.' . 

J-lm Sharlcey, fornier Columbia 
exchange chief. III in a Grand Rap-, 
ids (Mich.) hospital. 

Jimmy Balmer, on a diet as i'er» 
suit of recent Illness, down 20 
pounds in two weeks. 

Lou Brager, of WB real estate 
department, recalled by home office 
for duty In Philadelphia. 

John. Montague , around beating 
the drums for' the 'Follies,' pehciTed 
into. Nixbh for next lyeek. 

Chorus girls no lortger waitresses, 
at; Brian McDonald's . Tent Club, 
having been replaced by men. 

Mother of Cy Hungerford, Post^ 
Gazette cartoonist, coast-bound by 
boat and will visit the studios. 

.it's a girl, after t-wo boys, at the 
Flpreht . Gibsons. ]He's telegraph 
editor bf morning Post-Gazette 

Tom Baily, ahead of Charlotte 
Henry's personal appeiarance tour» 
in and out of town in two hours, 

Karl Krug, with tJA publicity de- 
partment in New York, home for 
few days with the wife and kiddies. 

.Carl Gerald, ex-j.drjimmer at Kri-* 
right and Stanley, has joined IJer- 
nian Middleman's ork at Show Boat. 

Mercur boys ha-ve taken over. 
Villa RoysLle and will reopen with 
all-girl reVue featuring. Jean W'ald's 
band- 
Dorothy Bushey, once a qiiiet lit- 
tle ingenue, developing Into one of 
Main Stem's most prolific practical 
Jolvers. 



British United Picture Producers, 
comprising Association of British 
Producers for the sale of British 
pictures in the colonies, of 'which 
Simon Rowsoh is chairman, in vol- 
untary liquidation. 

Sir Alfred Butt was originally in- 
terested In 'Richard of Bordeaux* 
fbr America, in conjunction with 
Dennis Kingi but withdrew after in- 
sisting he should bp the sole pre- 
s.enter on Broadway. 



Warners staging annual 'Pitts- 
burgh oh Parade' revue at Stanley 
Sunday nite (10) for Warner Club 
benefit. 

Ann Morrison Chapin, Sewi-ckly 
socialite and playwright, has sold 
'Transient Love* to P.KO for Irene 
Dunne. 

Jackie Heller in town with fam- 
.Ily for few days and off to Buffalo 
"to rejoin Ben.Bernle. Returns to 

St. Louis as m. c. at Ambassador 

Jan, 1, ' 



Saranac 

By Happy B«nway 

Margaret Newell; that little new 
comer, Is taking to the cure on the 
ok<9 sldCk 

Are you writing to those that you 
linow In Saraiiac Lake or elsewhere 
tha,t are sick? 

Jeanene LaPatitii who saw New 
York City, Is back at the loase for 
a siege of curlhg. « „ , 

Russell Weiler, who is 6 Baker 
Btreetlng ;lt to a nice shbwlngr « 
ported on the mend. . .l, 

Arthur Crouch, iUufitrator, is bed- 
Biding his wife, who is ozohlng at 
the Alavista liOdge. ; . 

Betty Blair showing up nlciely to 
thfe cure Avith ah up at times to the 
downstairs dining room.. 

After seveii years of Saranacklng, 
A. J. Nelderbule is still retaining 
that spirit with a smile. 

James Haegney, who has seen a 
mess of this hilltop city. Is still 
ozonlng and to very good result?. 

John Lrf)udeh, who triied down 
town ozonlng fOr a few months; is 
back at the lodge nursing a setback. 

Robert Merrick a hew arrival at 
the lodge l^tied in from the big 
town to sap up a flock of this- fresh 

Pauline Price (Ford ahd Price) 
recently of the Joe Bell and Sister 
wire a:ct, is a hew arrival at the 
lodge. 

Rain, snow, hot, cold, 56 degrees 
' above zero, 10 degrees below zero* 
and all in 24 hoursi nice Saranac 
weather. ' . 

Hector Benoit, who Is on the 
niedlco staff at the U. S.: Vef hosr- 
pltal in Rutland Heights, Maas., 
>rent and said 1 do.' 

Sa.lvadore Ragone, United Artists 
boy, has joined the exercise gang. 
Faithful ciuringf has given this boy a 
100% oke showing, and he did it all 
In three months. ' 

Jylia Steger (Mrs. I/eonard Cow- 
ley), formerly of Donagan and 
Steger, here ogling her hubby, who 
has been on the sick list, but who is 
now showing up nicely. 

Dr. Leetch, medico Aelux, after a 
general dheck-up, handed out exer- 
cise to Benway himself. Tommy 
Vlcks, 1*0 Massimo, Murray Wes- 
ton, Alice Carman and Edith Cohen 

Tbni Temple, now up for two 
meals dally ; Hazel Gladstone, one 
meal occaislonally; Bettey Blair, 
ditto; Fred Rith, thred meals a 
•week. These: wbre all strictly bed 
patients. 

Sophie Tucker, the last of the 
red-hot mammas, never misses a 
chance to remember the gang lip 
here"! She's a red-hot mamma to 
the world, but to us She is a real 
loving mamma. . 

After two weeks of vaudeyllle the 
one-night stand circuit folded up at 
the local Pohtlac theatre. Sinall 
towns dropping but made the leaps 
unprofitable and the bigger burgs 
could not stand the pxtra tax for 
added railroad fares. 

George Harmon se^, If that code 
goes Into effect, the government will 
owe him 16 months of hours, as he 
has been two years in bed. Schaf- 
fer and Harmon are awaiting Gen 
eral Johnson's decision. . .Hurrah! 
Archie Goulet is getting, up. . . Jack 
Nicoll all set for a rib op. ..Leo 
Massimo is tooth ailing;.. Doris 
Gascolgne springing up to the cure 
like a vet. acrobat. . .Murray Weston 
has Riven up rummy. It afCccst his 
dimes. ..Elks' ball ia floppo, tWQ- 
bucks-and-a-half too much admish 
Repeal Ball will be a caser a head . . 
This is the time of thfe year. If you 
have a cold, to see your doctor, and 
that will keep, you away from 
Saraiiac. 



CH,4.TTE 




at WPAA, leading double life with 
stage apps aC Palace for a week. 

(Gieralene Afnold, 13-year-old girl 
Who landed Machine Giiri Kelly, 
booked by Charles Hefley for Pas- 
chall houses. 

Hugh V. Jamison, shooter of 'Hot 
Money' pict on the Urschel kidriap^ 
ing case, which was shown at Sam 
Hidrrls theatre, first Texas producer 
to land film on Broadway. 



Cincinnati 

By Joe Kolli 



Out tap for music at 3.2 spots Is 
1 a.m. 

Vic Bury ahd. Eddie Nprdihan In 
Cox's ticket cage. . 

Billy . Belli, poster impresario, la 
film row's top mimic. 

George Smith the huntliig chief- 
tain among exchange, managers. 

Elizabeth McPadden, author of 
'Double Door,' clerked in the Public 
Library here. 

Ralph Qiilnh, prez of Scripps- 
Howard Post, a new director of 
Cincinnati diib., 

. Berhie Cunimiins? band supplanted 
Barney Rapp's New Englanders a;t 
Netherland Plaza. 

RKO to reopen Orpheum around 
Xmas; hilltop second-run house 
haa been idle 15 months^ 

Chris w: Popp, 44, projectionist 
here since 1908 and lately at Gift's, 
died Nov. 22 from a: heart attack. 

One of the V and X stores has a 
piano-accordionist fingering fast 
ditties at Its lunch counter to speed 
Waters and help. , ^ 

Buster Locke's ork In supper club 
of Gibsoui which ha:s 75 c. minimum 
food or beverage charge; Mel Sny- 
der's combo switched to hotel's 
rathskeller. 

Another shot for the news cam- 
eramen here next spring; Capt, 
Mary Greene, the 'Tugboat Annie 
of the Ohio, will pilot her Tom 
Greene, record river packet* against 
any and all those new-fangled twin- 
screw bpats. 

J. J. Shubert and his Chicago rep, 
Sanx Gerson, huddled with city dads, 
biz men and Zoo trustees on plan 
Cor muny operetta, similar to St. 
Louis, at the Zoo or a city park 
during summer;' venture- likely to 
start In '35 in a 10,000-seat amphi 
theatre. 



By Frank: . Millor 



Dallas 



By Raymond. Terrinella 



here for _ night >how 

only, 

Mrae. Elizabeth Rethberg first on 
Community- Civic concert bllli 

Mary Alice Rice in recent 'Music 
In the Air,' home from Gotham. 

Flying Aces air show booked by 
American Legion for benefit day. 

Maxihe King home-towning after 
Beveral months' vocaling in N. T. 

Kent Hosmer and pete Kortez on 
main stem with sideshow museum. 

Russliah opera scaled froni . 50c. tb 
$2, lowest op ducats in long while, 

Blanche Brln ftosenberg and 

ravis Bishop, town's newest book 
cirs^ 

Karl Hoblltzelle given a two 
column character analysis in local 
pape. 

ROget Harris winner of Morton 
.Downey's 'discovery contest* for 
crooners. 

Majestic Treasurer Mercer Col- 
man swamped by a surprise birth- 
day party. 

Dorothy Kendrick, after several 
years In. Gotham, concerting; for the 
_biqmejfoJk8._^, . L _ - 

Alfhee : Semple'ltfcjPbeftoOh "town 
for light takings, but plans return 
In two months. 

Ruth Laird Rockets and Griffith 
and Weston booked by Jean Flnley 
for Santone nltie. 

Theodore Kosloff's profits from 
his recent ballet minused |10 ac- 
count of trafllc fine. 

Bill Laiigley, publicizing lo^al auto 
races, got an extra stick when he 
escrowed the b.o. for back salary. 

Nancy Garner, NBC. artist posted 



Minneapolis 

Les Rees 



Julia Gerlty back at the Midnight 
Frolics. 

Brewers' ball revived. Free cats 
and beer. 

Breweries here ready to put more 
kick In beer. , ' , 

Joe Hauser, home-run king, given 
welcome home dinner. 

Fabst again playing German talk 
ers three nights a week. 

Pearl Rogatz and Dave Miller 
have announced engagement. 

O'Shea Players gave first stock 
performiinces of 'Grand Hotel.' 

Milk- strike dealt northern Wis 
consln showshops a body blow. 

Garden put on a stage show sup 
plementing 'Henry VHI' picture. 

Ben Bard attended West Division 
high not so very many years ago. 

More and more night clubs show- 
ing up around Milwaukee county. 

MPTOA of Wisconsin and upper 
Michigan will convene here Nov. 21 
Alma Peterson, Mllwaukeeah, re- 
turned to sin? with the San Carlo 
cbmpafiy; 

Paul Ash used to play the organ 
In a local church, and doubled at a 
movie plaiio. 

Art institute revived gay nineties 
at party bringing forth the town's 
blueblpods in costumes of that pe- 
riod. 

Nick Romanb'is roadhouse, Ro- 
mano Woods, closed since last, Jan- 
uary, destroyed by explosion. $40,000 
loss. -No Insurance. 

Wisconsin dramatic guild will 
hold its April festival in Milwaukee 
instead of Madison. About 25 
plays win be presented. 

Ralph Blumenfeld, chairman of 
the board of the London Daily Ex- 
press, stopped in Milwaukee, his Old 
stamping ground, to visit relatives. 

Gale Sondergaard, In recent "Dr. 
Monica*' got her start in Milwaukee 
stock. Her da(i is head of Wiscon- 
sin Unlversltyt's agricultural dlvi- 
slbn. 

It cost a locallte five and costs 
for plnfthing a woman isittlng next 
lohlm lh a ioop^eatre. Happened 
'to W EmmaTMeyers, pblicS^iOhraH? 
She pinched right back— in a differ* 
ent way. « ^ ^ 

Oriental's Friday and Saturday 
concerts offering Glenn Welty and 
his 40-plece symphony orchestra 
have clicked a;nd wlU be continued 
along with Sunday vaudfllm. 

Manning Silverman, operating the 
Pei-n, Park and Murray nabes, was 
fined $1 and costs for hiring a boy 
to appropriate a sign used by union 
pickets in front of one of houses. I 



RachmanlhofE here for concert. 
Cold weather biack again and 
hurting biz.^ 

S. D, Stocking new manager of 
Marigold ballroom., 

Joe Behan Office manager of new 
Monogram exchange. 

Star ia first local sheet to run 
midweek theatre notices. 

Price of bootleg cut bourbon down 
to a new low— bne slug, a pint. 

W. C. Robertson,. Star managing 
editor, takes over postmastershlp. .. 

Billy Ctould, former United Art- 
lists' . salesman, enlaurglng- his night 
dub. " ' ' , . ^. 

Bill/ Ronnlngj Columbia exchange 
roanai^er, a coin .and stamp; *bl-> 
lector. 

W. A. Stbffes to road show 'Bed 
Head* at |i top at hliaf local World 
theatre. ' 

Betty CranOi Pantages theatre 
secretary, 'mourning the death of 
her father. 

Myron Adcock, Par salesman, yn 
injured when truck smashed his 
automobile. 

Reopehihg of iron mines helping 
biz In northern Minnesota. Eph 
Rosen reports. 

First national pocket billiard 
championship ever held heire a 
financial succbss. 

Joe Floyd, PaniagesV assistant 
manager, biack from htihtlnig trip ih 
northern Minnesota. 

Mike. J. Comer, . Warner Brothers' 
office manager, iharrled Hprtense 
Haeiissler, his secretary. 

Mills Brothers' . ehgagemient at 
State Dec. 9: their third at that 
house .Within 18 months. 

Nbrry MuUigan"^ and local band 
now at Hotel Raldlsson Flame Room, 
town*s leading night club. 

Group of local night clubs spon 
soring 'Night Club Revue* at Marl 
gold (3arden with five bands and 40 

Mike Collins, boxing, impresario 
and night Olub 6'Wher, elected presl 
dent of local night Clubs' organlza 
tion. 

Eugene Ormandy back on plat- 
form for local symiphony orchestra 
?ifter conducting flvo concerts in 
Philly. 

University of Minnesota, basket- 
ball gave priced down frOm -$l'.50 
two years ago and $1.10 last year 
to 65c. now. '• 

A last day gross of |5,000 pushed 
total taklngis of six-day bike races 
at municipal auditorium within $400 
of last year and saved venture frOm 
red. 

A.' G. Balnbrldge, showman, 
mayor, and two younjr sons sick in 
University hospital, oiie of boys 
having nndergone emergency ap- 
pendicitis operation. 

Stanley Segelbaum, formerly a 
house manager here and . now ma,n- 
aging theatre at Green Bay, Wis., 
here tb vfslt mother, and 8e|e Min- 
nesota-Wisconsin game. i 

Charlie Jackson, Paraniount sales- 
man, now covering northern Min- 
nesota where his hay fever won't 
cause him so inuch sufferiiig as it 
did In the southern part of the 
state. 

Three thousand MInheapolltans, 
Including Eddie Ruben and wife 
and W, A. Steffes of theatrical fra- 
ternity, traveled 1,000 niiles to Ann 
Airbor, Mich., to see Minnesota- 
Michigan gridiron :clash. . 

Following assurances of city coun- 
cil members that his $4,300 per an- 
num salary will be Increased 'as 
soon as conditions warrant,' George 
Ij. Adams, manageir of the local mu- 
nicipal auditorium,. ' announced . that 
he. had rejected an offer, of $6,000 
a year to manage the St, Louis ihu- 
niclpal auditorium. 



third, annual charity party given by 
the picture industry include John 
Mcjiilanus, Xtawrence Lehman, 
George Baker, Irwin Dublnsky* Bar- 
ney Joffe,^ Arthur Cole and F. C. 
Herisler. 



Cleveland 

By Qlenn C. Pultsn- 



. By Barriey Oldffeld 



Joe Cooper in and but of town. 

Don Monroe in an auto Occident. 

PrPf. B. D. Rajaih to winter - in 
Omaha. 

LCT employees selling scrip books 
-^$3. for $2.60. 

Niciiel kid shows on Saturday 
mprnings drawing,. 

Cal. .Bard's wife and kids moved 
in from thdianapolis. 

Indie theatres back in the da.llles 
after, two Weekis out. 

Marjorle Corrlngton Is tan. 
Ing under another ~ name. 

Pete Suthptibn has assumed di- 
rection bf the Uhi Players. 

NOrm Prager' to Atlanta, . Ga., to 
attend ' his father's .funeral. 

Orpheuni swaps vajide for the 
Boyd B. Trousdale stock co. 

Marigold ballroom worked Into 
a miniature Ma4 Sq^ Garden. 

Ruth Whitworth. lef£4a Stock com- 
pany In Battle Creek, Michi, to join 
the Orph gang here. . 

Steering the LTG is keeping Bob 
Livingston on the jump, since hes 
got two of his own houses to look 
after. .» ^ ^ 

Sport scribes still gag about Cy 
Sherman cleianing his false teeth 
at the table in the William. Penn 
dining rooni when they were all 
there to cover the Pitt-Nebraska 
tussle. 



By Arthur Waters 



Kansas City 

By Will R. Huphea 



Saturday midnltes featured at the 
isiS. 

Nights clubs making preparations 
for repeal night. 

Eddie buhstedter and TOm Baker 
featured at the Muehlebach with 
Rfed Nichols and his 'Pennies.* 

Herman (^ould, of the DuhinsTty 
Theatres staff, has moved Into his 
new country hotixe. Its fifteen miles 
out. 

Jack Mofilt,^ back from. Holly 
wood, where he has been gathering 
material for a series of syndicated 
stories. 

Four of the cast in Dancing Lady 
are claimed as locals— 'Jo^n Craw-. 
'ford,==Pred-ABtalre,-^-Art-TJarrett-ahd- 
Ted Heal y. ; 

Joe Bban, musician and singer, I.^ 
in St. Luke's hospital, with a frac- 
tured leg, the result of being hit by 
a hit-and-run motorist. 

Crowds of picture fans and auto 
graph collectors can be found at the 
Union statibn nightly, looking for 
stars passing through. Publicity 
men advising When their clients are 
arriving. 

Arrangement committee for the 



Hotels vlelng heavily for swanky 
nite club biZi ' 

Dave Lodge spending . half his 
tinie in New Toirk. these days. 

Jim Peede, Howard Herrick and 
George Atkinson legit p.a.'s in town. 

TPmmy. Labrum coming over 
every Saturday to see Penn play 
football. 

New evening edition of the Rec- 
ord now supposed to be set for sec- 
ond week of December. 

Camden, across the river, wide 
open. Philly stilt shut and three 
speaks -raided last week.. 

Change in bbx-offiqe at . Walnut 
with Edward Moss going In, Car- 
roll. Day. out aiid Joe Franks chief 
treasurer. 

Football attendance most dis- 
appointing. Penh-Ohio State, game 
got only $25,000. Biz at theatres 
before and after "likewise under ex- 
pectations. 

' I .. 

Portland, Ore. 

By James T. Wyatt 



J. J. Parker never gets excited, 

Carl Werner back tO 'P.a.'ing for 
Pan. 



H. M. S. Kendrick has one of 
those smooth telephone voices. 

Matt Howard; radio pianist, bang- 
ing the ivories in the Paramount 

pit. ■ 

Ted Gamble back after escorting 
editors to L. A. at J. J> Piker's ex- 
pense. 4. 

Alexander Pantages likes t o Intro - 
duce himself as~Joe ifl. Jifbwn'td 
strangers. . 

Chas. SkPuras expected any day 
to whirl the F-WC big stick, over 
the Paramount (Evergreen). 

Harry Marcus threw a party for 
200 and had sohie refreshments left 
oyer. They're "still trying , to figiure 
out that mystery.: 

Slim Taft now leading the. Para- 
mount stage band.. 11m used to 
thumb, the big cello for Georgle 
.Stoli and others. Then ho got fa- 
mous .for. looking like Lindbergh's 
double. 



David Adrian giving up play- 
wrighting tp turn 'gpsslp -writer. 

Lilyari Tashmah peeved -when no 
photographers sipwed up at depot 

Betty Thompson, singing wife of 
Madi'id's bandmaster, ailing in ho;s- 
pit#.l. 

Mitbh Plotkin, free lance .p. a,, 
turning coluirinlstV .for downtown 

Inez Wallace, Peedce movie col- 
umnist, ci'iacks ankle and out for 
CO upla weeks. 

. Folsom Taylor, manager Carter 
hotel, off to Chile for six weeks bn 
biz for owners. 

Simford S. Simnis taking over 
managership, of Val Emaline's nltery 
from. Hilda Berkhardt. 

Orpheus Chorus signed by Airtiec 
Semple McPliersbh for revivaJ 
meeting at Public Hall Dec. 17. 

Gilda Gray leaving Madrid Club 
for Hollywood and then to . tltlei] 
husband's rancho in Venezuela. 

Orville Sader, ex- song plOgger, 
promoted to master of oeremonies 
by Hei-man Geltman of J?heasant. 

Henry Levin© growing Jjeard since 
auto smash-Up to cover scars, winr 
ning. moniker of 'Henry the VIII.' 

New. night den. coining out with 
liquPr menu listing 365 fancy, hew 
drinks-r-Kjhe for every day in year. 

AValon Club fijfst to have three 
leivels here, with' Aristocrats band 
on top level. A! Jacobs managing^ 
No stock takers for Loew's yet; 
Reason is Loews wants available' 
any. time for road^shbwed. pictures. 

Speaks of better class cutting 
fancy highballs, down to 36c, but 
hiteries still trying to get four bits;. 
Backers of 'Streets of Paris- at 
Public Hall took hbtol presIdentlaJ 
suite that cost 'em about $400 in one 

City council a^emi>tlng to make 
hprse rabe bookies' ante up for li- 
censes If the brdihahce ^oe:-' 
through. 

Jackie Hughes, 10 -year r bid radio 
singer, and Joe O'Tbole Of WHK on 
way to Hollywood for two : RKO- 
Radlo. shorts. 

Boys at Chez F'aree- kidded Bddh^ 
Sindelar on 15th wedding annivor- 
siiry by handing him a gold-leafed 
Gideon Bible. 

Grwen Wagnisr making another 
stab at Avinter stock with 'Uncle 
Tom's Cabin.* 'with most o£ hei- 
family. taking part In it. 

Margaret Perry, New York actress 
and wife of Winsor French, News 
columnist, taking role In 'Criminal 
at Large,' which Play House will do 
Dec. 19. 

Kenyon Nicholsoni here to direct 
'Sailors, Beware,' bought a round- 
the-world steamship ticket good for 
two years just because of record- 
low price. 

Barclay Leatham's new dramatic 
group for mllllPnalres and society 
people starts Dec. 14 with threo. 
plays by Charles S. Brooks of 
Cleveland. 

Stan Zucker, . acting for . Njaii 
Blackstonc, nipped her N. Y. book- 
e